Fallston shuts out Joppatowne Mariners are dealt first league defeat

October 14, 1995|By JOHN W. STEWART | JOHN W. STEWART,SUN STAFF

Senior Katie Wirth scored two goals and Suzanne Sharff had one, as No. 2 Fallston (10-0, 6-0) registered a 3-0 victory over visiting Joppatowne (8-2, 4-1) in a meeting of the last two Harford County League unbeatens yesterday.

The home side had a 35-1 margin in shots, and goalkeepers Susan Madren and Julie Clark combined for a 10th straight shutout. The Cougars have allowed only two goals in their last 42 games (40-0-2).

Wirth's first goal, with five minutes left in the half, marked the first score against the Mariners and junior goalkeeper Kelly Dehne since a loss at Loch Raven in the opening game of the season. In between were seven straight victories.

This time, Fallston continually pushed the ball into the offensive end, and while Wirth directed traffic from the top of the circle, the team got fine play from Rachel Simon, Carrie Grable and Carrie Wirth, who had had three goals in a win against Aberdeen Wednesday. Yesterday, she used her speed not only to distract defenders, but to help restrict the number of offensive thrusts by the Mariners.

Fallston's overall team speed helped fill the open spaces, and Joppatowne never really got anything going. It marked one of the few times the visitors' Kim Rohrs, a stellar junior, had been shut down. She is the top goal-scorer in the county with 15.

Dehne finished with 14 saves, and got strong support in front from Jen Bucher and Jessie Eisner. Katie Wirth's two goals were bullet-type shots from the top of the circle, and Sharff found an open goal after Dehne came out on a shot and the ball slipped past her with 30 seconds left in the half.

* Friends 3, Maryvale 2: Susanna Gust scored the game-winner with nine minutes left to propel the No. 7 Quakers (5-2) past host No. 14 Maryvale.

* McDonogh 1, Severn 0: Phyllis Byrd scored at 16:25 of the first half as host McDonogh (5-2-2) upset No. 13 Severn.

* Roland Park 4, Oldfields 1: Sophomore Erin McInnes scored a goal and added an assist as No. 12 Roland Park (2-1-2) used four different scorers to beat host Oldfields (1-6-1).

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