GymnasticsFive members of the Gymnastics Plus boys team...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

April 21, 1994|By Rich Scherr

Gymnastics

Five members of the Gymnastics Plus boys team qualified for the United States Gymnastics Federation Junior Olympic National Championships at a regional meet over the weekend in Allentown, Pa.

Tim Bulleri, Wes Cress, Paul Mathews and Kenny Hockykco in Class 2, and Tom Kutz in Class 3 all qualified for th May 4-8 meet in Augusta, Ga.

Basketball

Over-30 men -- The Knudsen Homes basketball team went to Ocean City over the weekend and returned home to Ellicott City with a Maryland Recreation and Parks Limited State Championship under its belt.

Knudsen went 5-1 against the 22-team field, defeating a Maryland All-Stars team that included Gene Smith and Ralph Dalton from the Georgetown University national championship team, 83-71, in Sunday's title game.

Leading the victors were 6-foot-6 former Portland Trailblazer Ronnie Murphy (17 points), 6-6 former European pro Anthony Robbins (16), 6-2 former James Madison standout Jeff Cross (10), 6-7 UMBC standout Rick Moreland (eight) and 6-7 former Notre Dame player Mike Muldowney (eight).

Other team members include Mark Hammond, former CBA player Dan Ruland, Craig Silbert, player-coach Pat McKindles, Fred Teodosio, Dennis Pope and Howard Jones.

Soccer

Under-13 girls -- The Columbia Connection played to a 1-1 tie with Gunston before losing to the Seneca Sharks, 2-1, over the weekend. Emily Timm and Michelle Kincaid scored goals for the Columbia team.

Under-13 boys -- The Columbia Blaze used a total team effort to win their National Capital Soccer League spring opener over the Bowie Bulldogs, 1-0, Sunday.

Defenders Andy Hekimian, Matt Wallace, Jeff Ebaugh and Robby Falk shut down an aggressive Bulldogs offense all afternoon, and goalies Mike Martin and B.J. Cradlin chipped in with some key saves.

Striker Tayseer Chowdhry scored the winning goal in the second half, shooting a bullet past the Bowie goalkeeper after taking a pass from Conor Rector.

Under-10 girls -- The Soccer Association of Columbia Dynamo advanced in Maryland Cup play over the weekend with a 3-0 victory over Hereford and a 1-0 decision over the Sterling Classics.

Caitlin Jenkins, Becky Ward, Melissa Workman and Ashley Pollock scored goals. 13-year-old girls -- The Cannonades, a

Columbia Soccer Association 1981 travel team, won their first game of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League spring season, defeating the Vista Vision, 3-1.

Trailing, 1-0, the Cannonades scored three unanswered goals to take control of the game. First, Monica Serianni scored off a pass from Casey Finnegan to tie the game at 1-1 at halftime. Then, Finnegan gave her team the lead off a pass from Michelle Jenkins, and Amanda Zackmann finished off the scoring with an unassisted goal.

Under-16 girls -- The Columbia Courage began their spring Washington Area Girls Soccer League season in powerful fashion, scoring two 3-0 victories over the weekend.

Saturday's win against the MSI Tigers, Brooke James, Christina Eberhart and Kyle Rutkowski scored while Jenny O'Rourke and Alika Crew picked up assists. Samm Oehl set up the final two goals with well-placed corner kicks.

Sunday, the team defeated the Chantilly Panthers as Crew scored twice and assisted James on the third goal. Shanti Smith, Kristin Midura and Kim Austin also picked up assists.

Under-12 girls -- Amy Rappaport's second-half goal off an assist from Sara Gibbs gave the Columbia Eagles a 1-1 tie against the Arlington Fireballs in a Washington Area Girls Soccer League game over the weekend.

Also playing well for the Eagles were Kerry Sokol, Kai Freeman, Nikki Brown and Kellan Hoover.

Under-11 girls -- The Columbia Condors had their highest scoring total of the young season against McLean over the weekend. But so did the Hurricanes.

The teams played to a 4-4 tie in a Washington Area Girls Soccer

League game.

Lauren Blaney scored two goals, and Allison Broglie and nTC Shannon Bliss added one apiece for the Condors, with assists going to Megan Donohue and Vanessa Neuworth. The Columbia team held a 4-2 lead before the Hurricanes scored twice in the final minutes to tie.

Under-16 girls -- The Columbia Spirit -- playing in the under-19 Premier Division of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League -- settled for a scoreless tie with the Columbia Chargers last weekend before scoring a 1-0 win over the Vista United this past weekend.

Abby Bausman scored the lone Spirit goal, and the team's strong defense helped stop a barrage of scoring attempts by the United, who were aided by a strong, gusty wind in the first half.

Under-15 1/2 girls -- The Columbia Cougars lost to the Braddock Road Blues, 4-1, over the weekend.

Natalie Hoover scored the Cougars' only goal off a crossing pass Carolyn Flowers. Also playing

well in defeat were Carrie Winkler, Lee Custer, Monica Dodd and goalies Laura Fawley and Kate MacFarlane, who helped keep the game close until the final minutes.

10-year-old boys -- The Columbia Thunder started off its spring season on a positive note Saturday with a 2-0 win over the D.C. Stoddert.

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