Soccer* Under-16 girls -- The Columbia Spirit may not yet...


March 31, 1994|By Rich Scherr


* Under-16 girls -- The Columbia Spirit may not yet be a dynasty, but with five straight Maryland State Cup Championships, they're off to a good start.

Last weekend, they began preparation for the season in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League, Under-19 Premier Division by capturing first place at the Jefferson Cup Tournament in Richmond, Va.

After opening with a 1-1 tie against the Harford United, the Spirit scored 7-0 victories over the UK (Del.) Storm and Midlothian (Va.) Blast to advance to the championship game.

There, the Columbia team scored a 3-0 victory over a Philadelphia Sting team that features a national team forward starting on the front line.

Lauren Molinaro, Abby Bausman and Jackie Jamaris scored for the Spirit, which in addition to the Jefferson Cup received the Team Sportsmanship Award.


* 14-year-old girls -- The Anne Arundel County-based Maryland Waves, which features two youngsters from Howard County, began their Amateur Athletic Union season last weekend by winning the Lady Cougar Classic in Pulaski County, Va. The tournament featured top-rated teams from Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

Saturday's competition included victories by the Waves over the North Carolina Flames, the Virginia Vogues and the host Lady Cougars.

The Waves' 3-0 record placed the girls in the championship game on Sunday against the 3-0 Tennessee Trojans. The game took on added significance because it was the Trojans who eliminated the Waves from the 1993 National AAU Tournament last summer in Knoxville, Tenn. The Trojans went on to finish ninth in the country while the Waves finished 17th.

This time, however, Maryland would not be denied. Behind a game-high 16 points from Cara Consuegra and 14 points from Heidi Moldenhauer, the Waves defeated Tennessee, 54-43.

Shannon Cohen scored a team-high 16 points in the Waves win over North Carolina and Howard County resident Chanelle Carter added 13.

Carter paced Maryland with 14 points in its win over the Vogues and Howard County product Rene Hines added 13.

Consuegra led all scorers in Maryland's win over the Lady Cougars as she posted 16 points. Britney Whitehust added 10 for the winners and Moldenhauer scored nine.

* 10-and-under boys -- Nick Morabito and Tim Chryssikos scored eight points each to help the Terps defeat Duke, 35-25, last week to win their division championship in the Minor League of the Howard County Youth Program.

Other key contributors on offense were Lee Melvin and Jim Willet (six each). The win was the fourth straight for the Terps.

Dan Valenti led Duke with a game-high 14 points and Field Simmonds also played well.


Two competitions this past Sunday both qualified as successes for the Top Flight Gymnastics Club of Columbia.

In two separate qualifying meets, for states and regionals, 11 club gymnasts scored above the minimum all-around to make the cut for future competitions.

At a USGF Regional Qualifier at Karon's Gym in Fairfax, Va., Rebecca Berkowitz (31.8 all-around), Lindsay Boyer (32.1), Kierney Hiteshew (34.8) and Maura Markowitz (33.1) all did well in the Level 9 Optionals.

Then, in a separate state qualifier at Top Flight, the story was much the same, as all seven of the host gym's competitors scored above the minimum 30.0 all-around.

In Level 6, gymnasts Cathy Schnell (35.8) and Stephanie Thielen (33.3) made the grade, while in Level 7, Daria Hay (35.4), Kim Jewell (36.1), Elizabeth Kosmides (36.05), Gabrielle Federline (32.4) and Jennifer Chairs (36.05) did the same.

Chairs, competing in the 12-14 age group, won all four individual events in the process.

Ice hockey

The Howard County Youth Hockey Club Pee-Wee A Huskies scored a tie and a win over the weekend.

After playing to a 5-5 draw with the New Jersey American Eagles, the team went on to beat the New Jersey Princeton Tigers, 4-2.

Scoring for the Huskies were T.J. Mathieson, Adam Levinson, Adam Clark, Greg Hendrix, Brooks Brumsted and Mike Millios. Hendrix, Mathieson, Clark, Levinson, Brumsted and Chris Kobus also chipped in with assists.

Strong defense was provided by T.J. Clay, Cedric Cato and Brian Moscoe, and Lenny Barnard was superb in goal.


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