Swimmers headed for Olympic festival

Recreation roundup

April 22, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

A pair of local swimmers will soon be on their way to the prestigious United States Olympic Festival to be held in San Antonio, Texas, July 26-30.

Elysia Moreland, of Howard High, and Ingrid Kilpe, of Centennial -- both with the highly successful Retriever Aquatic Club -- were chosen earlier this week to participate. They will be joined by David Miller, a graduate of Centennial who now competes for UMBC.

All three were selected based on their performances earlier this month at the Senior Nationals in Nashville, Tenn. Moreland was picked for her showing in the 200 butterfly, Kilpe for the 100 butterfly and Miller for the 400 individual medley.

"They've all worked extremely hard to get to this point," said Side Burkot, who coaches both the Retriever Aquatic Club and the UMBC team. "We're going to rest them and shave them and give them a shot to swim their fastest.

"It's another step in the maturation process of national-level swimmers."

Miller was the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference champion in the 400 IM and the 1,650 freestyle, both in school-record time, and was named Most Outstanding Male Swimmer in the conference.

Kilpe has announced that she will attend UMBC in the fall.


* Under-12 boys: The Columbia Blaze, a Columbia Soccer Club traveling team, began its National Capital Soccer League season with an explosive 10-0 win over the Mid-County Athletic Association Cougars.

Aaron McKinley led the way with three goals, Zachary Heidepriem added two, and Chris Hemerlein, Danny Liparini, Matt Wallace, Conor Rector and Kevin Lyons scored one apiece.

Jeff Ebaugh, Mike Martin, Kenny Roberts and Bobby Falk had assists. The Blaze defense, led by Falk, Andy Hekimian, T. J. Clay and Mike Freitag held the visitors to two shots on goal.

* Under-14 girls: The Columbia Soccer Club's Maryland Majestic came up with a pair of shutouts in the Baltimore Beltway League last weekend.

The Majestic first defeated the Carrolltowne Freedom Thunder, 4-0, then came back with a 1-0 win over the defending Maryland State Cup champion Parkville Phantoms.

Katie Garrity scored two goals and Bridget White and Melissa Greczy scored one each in the win over Carrolltowne. Angela Muller had two assists.

Keeper Courtney Martin had a pair of saves, and Karla and Krista Killian, Melissa Murphy and Leilani Ho also contributed with solid play.

Both defenses then took over in the second half, thwarting potential scoring plays and keeping it a one-goal game.

Garrity made seven saves and Anne Greenfield, Abigail Berman, Natalie Rothemund, Natalie Cox, Noelie Brown and Bridget White also played well.

* Under-9 boys: Matt Tedrow scored two goals, Matt Boras had a pair of assists and Joey Meyer added a goal and an assist to lead the Western Howard County Thunder to a 4-1 win over the Carroll County Freedom Spirit Sunday in the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League.

The Thunder took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Tedrow and Meyer. The good passing of Boras and defensive play of Jason Bostron helped the Thunder control play early in the game.

The Howard team took a 3-0 lead -- on a goal by Shane Baxter early in the second half -- before the Freedom's David Szymanski scored to make it a 3-1 game.

But down the stretch, the Thunder prevailed with quickness and a strong defense, led by David Dorsey. Tedrow added his second goal late in the game for the final margin.

* Under-10 girls: Despite strong play on both the offensive and defensive ends, the Columbia Fury began its spring soccer season with a 2-0 loss to the GSC Shooting Stars Sunday in Washington Area girls soccer league Division II play.

Molly Walker, Jessica Coulson, Lindsay Pippen, Jenny Knauer and Allison West gave strong performances for the Fury, and goalies Diane Caporaletti and Erin Jackson each made several acrobatic saves.


* 9-10 boys: After building a 4-0 lead on goals by David Loeffler, Terrence Showers, Scott Malczewski and Neal Halloran, the Cavaliers stopped a furious charge by the Blue Jays for a 4-3 win in Howard County Lacrosse Program action last weekend.

Tim Chyssikos, John Detig and Mike Flato scored for the Cavaliers.

* 11-12 boys: The Tar Heels of the Howard County Lacrosse Program traveled to Anne Arundel County over the weekend and returned home with a 4-3 win over the Shamrocks.

Abe Byer led the Tar Heels with a pair of goals, and Alex Meshkin and Miki Shenk added one apiece.

In another game, the Wolfpack opened its season with a 7-2 win over visiting Gamber-Smallwood.

T. J. Royhill and Mike Wheat each scored two goals for the victors, and Pat McClamer, Mike Litman and Brian Schilling added one each.

In the other game involving the Howard County program, the host Hurricanes survived a see-saw battle with Gamber-Smallwood, prevailing, 9-8.

* 13-14 boys: In a defensive struggle highlighted by hard hitting and good ball-handling, the Rebels edged the Red Raiders, 2-1, in Howard County Lacrosse Program action.

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

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