Boys soccerWhen members of the D & M Storm traveled to the...


March 27, 1994|By Mike Jefferson

Boys soccer

When members of the D & M Storm traveled to the National Indoor Soccer Championships in Atlanta last weekend they expected to play well, but after advancing to the finals, the team was in position to win the national tournament.

What they got was a second-place finish, cruising to the finals but losing to a tough Canadian team, the Maverick Magic, 4-2.

opened with a win over the Georgia Steamers, 8-1, but then lost to the Wisconsin Wave, 3-0. The Storm then played the Syracuse Blitz, needing a win to advance to the quarterfinals. They won that game, 6-3.

In the quarterfinals against Slin-Soc from Utah, the Storm won an intense contest after a six-man sudden-death shootout, 4-3.

In the semifinals, the Storm faced SCB/Post 38 and won, 3-2, in double overtime to advance to the finals against the Magic from Ontario. The Storm played well, but were emotionally and physically drained, said coach Tom Karle Jr.

Chris Roberts led the scoring for D&M with four goals. Brett Birkmire and Jeff Harrison each scored three while Jason Lockerman, Wayne Brinkley and Eric Litras had two goals each.

Alex Urban, Joe Wilson, Phil Dicke, John Sigai, Matt Youngerman, Brian Doherty and Brian Neberline each had one. Youngerman was named to the All-Tournament team, and Mike Griffith was named top goalkeeper for the second straight year.

Under-14 -- The Genstar Booters defeated the Big Bears Soccer Club, 8-7, last Sunday night at the Maryland Sports Arena. Tim Gober scored five goals for the Booters, which led 4-1 at halftime. Eddie Griffin scored twice and Dan Magee scored once. Assists were made by Alison Healy, Liz Pyzik and Gober. Ryan Byrd defended the Booters' goal with 31 saves.

Under-12 -- The G.H.S.C. Rockets fought back to earn a 2-2 tie against the Joppatowne Outlaws last Friday night in indoor action at the Maryland Sports Arena.

Trailing 0-2 with 10 minutes remaining, Ryan Hauer scored on a penalty kick, and Ben Healy tied the game with a shot from half-field with just under two minutes in regulation.

Under-10 -- The Harford Kicks raised their record to 3-0-1 after topping Carroll Manor, 7-4, at the Maryland Sports Arena last Saturday. The Kicks were led in scoring by Joe Tirabassi with two goals. Chad Bauer and David Hayes also had strong games to help the offense.

Goalie Scott Snyder played the entire game and had many outstanding saves to preserve the win.

Girls soccer

The Joppatowne Soccer Club Thunder defeated the Edgewood Shooters, 5-1, in under-19 action at the Maryland Sports Arena. Goals were scored by Nina Pierorazio, Angie Ketner, April Metzer and Brandi Frederick (two). Assists were credited to Eva Pierorazio, April Metzer, Nikki Terzigni and Ketner.

In Baltimore Beltway action last Saturday, the Thunder defeated the Northeast Buckers, 3-1, in under-16 play.

L Nina Pierorazio scored the Thunder's first goal on a header.

Girls basketball

The 13-14 Bel Air team defeated Fallston, 36-22, to win the Harford County Tournament last Friday night. Bel Air was undefeated in the tournament, earning wins over North Harford, 35-20, Aberdeen, 28-20, and Fallston in an earlier contest, 30-24.

Earlier this month, Bel Air won the Tri-County League title. The six-member league was made up of teams from Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties.

Overall, Bel Air finished its season at 17-7, including a third-place finish in the St. Patrick's Day Tournament in Catonsville. During the season, the team earned victories over Columbia, 30-28, and Towson, 24-23, in overtime.

Other successes for the team were wins over L.T.R.C., 30-23, and St. Joseph's, 35-18, in the Perry Hall Invitational.

Team members from Bel Air's championship team were: Alison Healy, Colleen Keefe, Kellie Flynn, Jen McHugh, Jamie Gerhart, Shelly Ishmael, Jenn Thompson, Heidi Buchanan, Rebecca Jones and Brooke Barrett.


The 8-under boys team of the Harford County YMCA Hurricanes tied for third place and the 8-under girls team finished fourth at the 21st annual Towson YMCA Regional Mini-Meet at the Towson YMCA.

Lauren Betzing and Ben Garback each won three events to lead the Hurricanes.

Betzing was tops in the 8-under 100-individual medley and the 8-year-olds' 50-yard freestyle, while Garback earned gold in the 8-under 100 IM, the 8-year-olds' 25 backstroke and 25 butterfly.

The relay team of Betzing, Betsy Balaguer, Stephanie Hightower and Lauren Iman won the girls 100 free relay while Betzing, Balaguer, Hightower and Kristen Elutrio finished second in the 100-medley relay.

In boys action, Garback teamed with Ben Rubeor, Andrew Long and Tim Faulkner to finish second in the 100 medley relay and fourth in the 100 free relay.


To report recreation scores and results send detailed information to: Sports Department, Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 15 Churchill Road, Suite 112, Bel Air, Md, 21014. Deadline is noon Thursday. Fax # 893-3252.

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