Columbia Spirit opens season with tie

Recreation roundup

April 20, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

The Columbia Spirit under-15 soccer team began its Washington Area Girls Soccer League season Sunday with a scoreless tie against the defending regional champion Braddock Road Astros.

Spirit keeper Mandy Robbins kept her team in the game with a half-dozen acrobatic saves.

The game was a defensive battle, with both teams getting only ......TC handful of scoring opportunities. Spirit striker Abby Bausmann's shot with five minutes left sailed just wide of the net, and each team had a corner kick, the only ones of the game, in the final two minutes.

Midfielders Lauren Molinaro and Julie Kickham played well on offense for Columbia, and striker Shannon Otto and fullback Tania Riismandel anchored the defense.

The Spirit and Astros tied for first in the league last fall.

* 12-13 girls: The Columbia Connection, a Soccer Association of Columbia 1980 travel team, beat the Fairfax Strikers, 2-1, over the weekend.

Katie Madden had two goals and Nora Bachman assisted on one. Michelle Jenkins, Michelle Kincaid, Shanna Raley and Kelly Renfro also played well for the Connection.

* 11-year-old girls: It was a good week for teams from Kings Contrivance in Soccer Association of Columbia Pink Division neighborhood play.

Kings Contrivance No. 1 scored a 6-1 win over Centennial No. 1, as Jen Jones scored four goals and Erin Davis and Megan Hartman each had one.

Erin Lipple and Karla Greene led the defense. Melissa Schmidt scored for Centennial.

In another game, Kings Contrivance No. 2 shut out Centennial No. 2, 2-0.

Kelly Workman and Katie Anderson scored, and Jenny McQueen and Mary McAuliffe had solid all-around play. Jessie Rochford, Paige Heller and Kristian Kalfrieder led Centennial.

In the other game, Hickory Ridge defeated Wilde Choice, 5-0, on four goals by Crystal Dreissen and one by Jennifer Dalton. Jessica Pickett also played well for the victors. Megan O'Grady and Jennifer Melhman played well for Wilde Choice.

* 11-year-old boys: It was a week of lopsided wins for teams in the Soccer Association of Columbia neighborhood A Division.

Centennial No. 1 scored a 4-0 win over Centennial No. 2, as Charles Lin scored two goals and John Jeffries and Eric Jones one apiece.

Also playing well for the victors were goalies Ram Srinivash and Shawn Collins, making several saves between them.

Andy Young and Matt Kerwin led Centennial No. 2.

In the other game, Kings Contrivance defeated Hickory Ridge, 5-1.

Josh Polesel led the attack with a pair of goals, and John Zapka, Tayseer Chowdhry and Mark Lazarofsky added one each. Karrien Smith scored for Hickory Ridge, with Danny Rapp, Alex Kelly and Michael Gilbert chipping in with solid efforts.

In the B Division, Kenny Henderson scored two goals and Abe Schumacher one as Centennial defeated Owen Brown, 3-0.

Wilde Choice got two goals from Craig Wowkanyn and one apiece from Alex Meiers and Matt Farragut en route to a 4-2 win over Hickory Ridge. Aaron Sacks and Joshua Block played well in defeat.

Boxing

Two local fighters advanced Friday in the Potomac Valley Association Golden Gloves Tournament at the Hillcrest Heights Boys Club in Southern Maryland.

Super heavyweight Lonnie Smith from the Laurel Boys and Girls Club earned a spot in Saturday's final with a unanimous decision over Francis Weeks of the Satellite Gymin Arlington, Va.

Smith (48-7) used his jab to control the fight from the start. Weeks, unable to match blows with the 21-year-old, resorted to holding and lost two points after warnings.

Smith will meet Levon Seegers from Ray Leonard's Boxing Facility in Palmer Park in the final. Smith has beaten Seegers twice.

Another Laurel club fighter, Eric Hunt, advanced to the semifinals of the 165-pound senior novice class after his opponent failed to show.

He will meet Kevin Johnson from Loch Raven in the semifinals Friday night, with the winner advancing to Saturday's final.

Softball

After two weeks of rainouts, the National Softball Association Class C and D World Series Qualifying Tournament took place at the Carroll County Sports Complex in Westminster.

The best among Howard County teams were Imprinted Sportswear from Ellicott City in Class C and Pepsi from Laurel in Class D. Both finished 2-2 but failed to finish among the top five.

Two other Howard teams, CCI and USA Sameday, both from Laurel, went 0-2 for a quick exit from the double-elimination tournament.

State Farm (6-0) from Dundalk won the Class D title with an 11-1 win over Preferred Transport of Glen Burnie.

In the Class C final, The Charter Group (6-0) from Towson scored a 13-3 win over Baltimore Galvanizing from Parkville.

The top five teams in each class advance to regional play in Prince George's County for Class C and Carroll County for Class D. They also received an invitation to the World Series to be held in Pennsylvania.

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

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