Westminster prevails in OT, 2-1 Markowitz's goal beats N. Carroll


October 01, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Jen Markowitz's second goal of the game in the first overtime period lifted No. 7 Westminster past No. 8 North Carroll, 2-1, in a battle of field hockey unbeatens last night in Hampstead.

The goal came 2:30 into the overtime and followed an apparent North Carroll goal that was called back by the referee as a dangerous shot.

There was no doubt about Markowitz's game-winner, as she made good on a chance in close along the left side to beat North Carroll goalie Holly Serravalle.

"I just thought we had to get this goal. We got it across the goal and all of us were rushing to it and I pushed it in," Markowitz said.

"It's all kind of a blur, but it's really exciting. I'm just happy we won and the whole team really got this one."

Westminster improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the county. North Carroll fell to 4-1-1 and 2-1-1.

Markowitz tied the game midway through the second half after )) the Owls had a number of chances.

"She really deserved both of them," said Westminster co-coach Brenda Baker. "She's hustled all season and is always where the ball is. Playing the left side is very difficult and Jen really makes it look easy."

Going into the contest, neither team had been scored upon. North Carroll's only previous blemish was a 0-0 tie to Francis Scott Key.

"I really think this was the kind of game everyone expected tonight," Baker said.

"Both teams played well and neither let up. I thought up to their goal we had an edge and then they really took it to us late in the first half. It really went both ways all night long."

Westminster's shutout streak ended in the first half when Amber Bosley got North Carroll on the board with a goal in front with 6:05 left. Laurie Kreseski sent the ball in and Bosley took an initial shot that Westminster goalie Andrea Kirby saved, but the rebound came right back to Bosley.

North Carroll continued to press the remainder of the first half and into the second half, but couldn't get an insurance goal.

North Carroll had problems getting the ball out of its own end as Westminster provided constant pressure. It finally paid off with Markowitz's first goal -- the first given up by the Panthers this season.

"Our kids played well enough to win," said North Carroll coach Denean Koontz. "We had a couple of breakdowns and they took advantage. It's done with and now we have to think about next week."

* Liberty 1, South Carroll 0: Junior forward Amy North scored the game-winner 10:18 into the first half as Liberty (3-2, 1-1) upset No. 11 South Carroll (2-4, 2-2) in a Carroll County League game.

* Severna Park 3, Broadneck 0: Tressa Campbell scored all three goals as No. 3 Severna Park (5-0) beat visiting Broadneck.

Girls soccer

* McDonogh 3, John Carroll 0: Laurie Schwoy had a goal and two assists as No. 1 McDonogh (6-0, 4-0) blanked host John Carroll (3-1, 2-1) in a Catholic League A Division game.

* Chesapeake-AA 2, North County 0: Jennifer Fath and Barbara Popp each scored a goal as No. 7 Chesapeake (3-0-1) defeated host North County (2-1).

* Mercy 4, Catholic 0: Heather Miskiewicz scored three goals as No. 15 Mercy defeated host Catholic. Mercy improved to 5-0 in the Catholic League A Division.

Boys soccer

* Loch Raven 4, Kenwood 1: Junior midfielder Mike D'Angelo scored the game-winner 35:28 into the first half as visiting Loch Raven (4-1) defeated Kenwood in a Baltimore County game.

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