Glenelg Country loses to Friends before tourney

November 04, 1994|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer

In yesterday's regular-season finale, both Friends and Glenelg Country School wanted a strong boost into next week's Association of Independent Schools tournaments.

Only Friends got one.

Abby Owen and Tracy Harrison scored in the first eight minutes to give the visiting Quakers a 2-0 victory and their ninth shutout.

"We really wanted to end our season strong before the tournament," said Harrison. "We came out really strong not knowing what to expect since they're No. 1 in their division also. We came out giving it our all."

Yesterday's game also showed the difference between the A Division, where Friends will be a top seed in the tournament, and B Division, where the Dragons finished unbeaten and will be top-seeded. The Dragons (10-2-1) have the better record, but the Quakers (9-7) play the tougher schedule.

Glenelg coach Patti Ordonez also sat three starters early because they missed practice the day before. That may have helped Friends jump out to the early lead, she said, but regardless of the outcome, playing a strong team should help.

"I think it's good for them," said Ordonez. "They needed to play a tough team. Now it will be even more important to them not to lose again. We lost early on to Park and they didn't feel like they were together. For a while, they've been feeling a little invincible."

Center midfielder Emily Santos directed the Quakers' transition game and set up the first goal by recovering a broken corner play six minutes into the game.

Santos sent the ball back into the circle where Lydia Ries took a shot from the right side. Glenelg keeper Heather Sutherland stopped the shot but it skimmed off her pads and crossed in front of the goal where Owen pushed it into the cage.

Two minutes later, Harrison added the second goal.

The best opportunity for the Dragons came in the final four minutes when back Jessica Brendel sent a long pass upfield to forward Allison Hoke. Hoke crossed the ball but a diving Carrie Everett could not deflect it in.

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