Majestic sweeps to three Beltway League victories

Recreation roundup

April 06, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

The Columbia Soccer Association's Maryland Majestic outscored the opposition, 6-0, in three Baltimore Beltway League wins.

Last weekend, the Majestic defeated the Wheaton under-14 team, 3-0. Natalie Cox led the way with two goals and Katie Garrity scored the other. Amanda Berman chipped in with an assist, and newcomers Karla and Krista Killian also played well, as did Melissa Grezcy and Noelie Brown.

The Majestic then won two games this past weekend, defeating coach Keith Van Eron's Oregon Ridge team, 2-0, and Parkville, 1-0.

Karla Killian and Berman each scored goals in the win over Oregon Ridge. Angela Muller and Natalie Rothemund had assists.

Courtney Graham, Abigail Berman, Lelani Ho, Courtney Martin and Anne Greenfield also played well.

The win against Parkville was a thriller, with Cox scoring the game-winner off of a pass from Berman. The Killians, Muller and Greenfield played well, helping the Majestic beat the defending Maryland State Cup champions.


Members of the Gymnastics Plus Sports acrobatics team took part in a state qualifier at the gym last weekend.

The first part of the meet consisted of solo tumbling routines.

In that competition, Whitney Brown won the 8-12 age group with a score of 16.47, and teammate Kristin Botts took second with a 16.3.

The team had similar results in the 13-18 age group, where Sarah Miller took first with a 16.8 and Christina Katz second with a 15.9.

Amber Worley won the advanced division with a 24.875.

In the junior elite class, Sayra Vazquez finished first with a 26.1, followed by Kelly Braden, who took second with a 25.6.

In the highest level, the elite class, Gym Plus' Ulia Santinivich scored a 28.2 to win the competition.

The other half of the meet consisted of acrobatics, where male, female and mixed groups of two, three and four performed routines.

In the intermediate division, the team of Jamie Valenciano and Jessica Ruskin won the girls pairs competition with a score of 8.2. Teammates Meagan Glaze and Meagan Willougby took second with an 8.1.

In the mixed pairs competition, Matthew Horton and Michelle Mahasmiti took first with a 7.2, and Brian Greenfield and Laura Zendel finished second with a 6.8.

Advanced acrobats Brian Payne and Melissa Snow won their division with a 15.5. Tom Hemblin and Courtney Davis took second with a 15.3.

Monica Mahash and Katrina Sand took the junior elite girls pairs title with a 28.1.

The team also finished one-two in the advanced girls trios competition. The team of Kathy McGuire, Resi Size and Julie Eicher won with a 17.8, followed by Karen Logan, Chrissy Kousin and Veronica Hoffman with a 14.7.

The team is training for the state meet. The Sports Acrobatics national championships are scheduled for June 20-27 at UMBC.

* The Top Flight Gymnastics Club of Columbia sent gymnasts to three meets last weekend at the Fairland Athletic Complex in Laurel.

In a Level 7 sectional, Rebecca Berkowitz and Lindsay Boyer both qualified for the state meet.

Berkowitz took third on the vault, scoring an 8.3, and scored an 8.05 on the uneven bars, 8.1 on the balanced beam and 8.7 on the floor exercise for a 31.15 all-around.

Boyer had similar success, scoring a 7.75 on the vault, 8.01 on the bars, 8.35 on the beam and 8.95, for third place on the floor for a total of 31.1 all-around.

In a Level 8 optional competition, Maura Markowitz also had a good showing. She scored an 8.4 on the vault, 7.3 on the bars, 6.85 on the beam and 8.7 on the floor for a 31.25 all-around score.

The biggest of the three meets was the Level 9 state championships, in which two Top Flight gymnasts qualified for the regional championships.

Needing a 34.0 or better to qualify, Abby Jones scored a 34.8, including an 8.85 on the beam and an 8.8 on the floor, and Marcene James scored a 35.55, including a 9.2 on the floor and 9.0 on both the vault and beam.

This weekend, several club members will compete in a USA IGC qualifier.

* To submit information for the Howard County recreation roundup, call or fax to (410) 521-0505.

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