Fallston rallies for 17-13 win

April 27, 1994|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Writer

Unbeaten Fallston found out it could come from behind to win a game for the first time this season when it rallied for six goals in four minutes against visiting C. Milton Wright last night.

Five different players had a part in the barrage, Krissy Battenfeld's second goal capping the run for a 12-10 lead with nine minutes left in the game.

Wright (5-3) came right back to tie the game at 12, but it turned out to be the last gasp, as Fallston (7-0) unloaded the next five goals en route to a 17-13 victory.

The first of two meetings between Harford County's two best teams, this did not count in the league standings. The two will play for the county title next Tuesday night at C. Milton Wright.

After breezing through its first five opponents by an average margin of 16 goals, Fallston has found the going tougher in its past two games. The Cougars played two different halves against Joppatowne last Friday, leading 13-1 at the half, and winning, 14-9.

When sophomore speedster Miranda James ran straight down the middle of the field to score off the opening draw, not only did it provide Wright with a 1-0 lead, but it marked the first time Fallston had been behind all season.

The Cougars tied the game three times, at 1, 4, and 5, before the visitors ran off to a 7-5 halftime lead. The Mustangs' margin went to 10-6 before the home team shifted into gear.

"I told them that now we'd see what they were made of," Fallston coach Nancy Ferguson said. "You can't hem and haw in that situation, waiting for something to happen."

Cougars goalkeeper Jill Franz had 12 saves in a solid second-half performance.

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