Owls' Duke, Harris team up for hockey festival Notebook

September 17, 1997|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

Most of the players on Westminster's field hockey team were involved with camps and league play during the summer months, but none had any more of a rewarding experience than Lisa Duke and Carli Harris.

The two seniors were among 32 players chosen to represent Maryland in the annual United States Field Hockey Association's Hockey Festival. The program will be held Nov. 28-30, in Palm Springs, Calif.

An open state-wide trial was held in June at Roland Park Country Day School in Baltimore, with selections for two evenly matched teams culled from 109 candidates.

"I had tried last year and wasn't chosen," Harris said earlier this week. "This time, I was more relaxed, and knew what to look for. Speed and ball control were two of the things the coaches watched."

The event was a first for Duke.

"Carli told me some of the things, but mainly I went in with a good attitude, and kept my head in it," she said. "Other things I noticed the coaches looked for were how well you worked with others and if you played your position properly.

"Overall, they had 10 circuits -- ways they tested you. They included agility drills, ball handling, and offense and defense in the circle."

The two 16-player squads already have had one practice and at least one more is scheduled for next month.

Meanwhile, two-year starters Duke, a forward, and Harris, a center back, are among eight seniors on the Owls' undefeated team. They have shut out Francis Scott Key, 1-0; Frederick, 2-0; and Centennial, 4-0. Duke had both goals against Frederick, and Lindsay Iadevaia, another senior forward, had the goal against Key, and assisted on Duke's scores. Junior Katie Sciukas had three goals, Duke one, in the Westminster triumph over Centennial.

Football leaders

Two weeks into the county football season, Adam Crowl of North Carroll is the leading scorer with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion for 20 points. Teammate Rick Brown and South Carroll's Jason Tourangeau each has two touchdowns and a two-point conversion for 14 points.

Tourangeau is the leading rusher with 245 yards and a 6-yard average, followed by Joel Denning, Liberty, 203 yards.

North Carroll quarterback Eric Etzel is the top passer, 11-for-32 for 190 yards; Norvell Washington, Westminster, the leading receiver with five (50 yards), and Steve Suter, North Carroll, the yardage leader with 105 on two catches, including the longest of 74.

Western Maryland

Freshman outside hitter Honesty Drumgoole (Westminster) hit .325, including 39 kills in 80 attempts, to go with 45 digs and 16 blocks last week, for the Green Terror volleyball team (5-6).

In cross country, Jarrod Gillam (Upperco, Hereford) lowered his time by more than two minutes within six days when he ran 30 minutes, 54 seconds for five miles at the Towson University Invitational. Overall, the team was fifth of nine in the standings.

Cynthia Callen (Germantown) was 12th in the women's race at Towson, the first non-Division I finisher in 21.23 for three miles.

Junior Martin Oswiccimka (South Carroll) and Jason Waatenschaidt (North Harford) were among the scorers in a 3-1 men's soccer (1-1) win at Goucher. Sophomore Beth Blasi (Columbia/Fallston), a transfer from West Virginia, began her Western Maryland career by scoring the winning goal at Shippensburg.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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