Roland Park weekend tourney honors deceased player Nyborg

September 18, 1998|By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield | Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

The showdown for the No. 1 field hockey ranking will be put in proper perspective tomorrow at Roland Park's Sally Nyborg Invitational Tournament.

The Reds have dedicated the tournament to former teammate Sally Nyborg, who died in May of complications from lupus.

Nyborg, whose number 26 was retired last spring, would have been a senior this fall. She played varsity hockey last year and also was in the U.S Field Hockey Association's Futures Program.

"Hockey was such a part of her life," said Reds coach Debbie Bloodsworth. "That was her passion, and we thought this was a nice way to keep her memory with us. She was so much a part of the game."

Admissions will go to lupus research.

The first game pits the No. 3 Reds against No. 1 Severna Park at 10 a.m. Last year, the Reds dealt Severna Park its only loss, 1-0, on the Falcons' home field. The Falcons went on to claim their 10th state Class 4A title and the final No. 1 ranking.

The tournament includes No. 10 Mount Hebron, a Class 2A state finalist last year, and St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, from Alexandria, Va.

Double-duty

Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer players Andrew Faraone of Gilman, Steve Novak of Archbishop Curley and Cap Poklemba of McDonogh are all pulling double duty as kickers on their school's football teams.

Faraone, an All-Metro lacrosse player, is a member of the No. 1 Greyhounds' 2-0 football team in the MIAA A Conference. Though the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder has orally committed to play lacrosse at Virginia, soccer coach Ned Harris said, "He's got a few Division I schools looking at him" for his place-kicking abilities.

Faraone, who said he "hopefully will walk on at Virginia for football," is six-for-seven on points-after and has a 32-yard field goal.

Faraone's soccer team is 3-2 in the MIAA A Conference, and the returning starter has a goal and two assists this season after having scored a team-high 10 goals and six assists a year ago.

Novak, a second-team All-Metro soccer player, scored the game-winner in the No. 4 Friars' 2-0 MIAA A Conference upset at No. 2 McDonogh on Tuesday.

For the Friars' football team, also 2-0, Novak is two-for-two on extra points and has a 43-yard field goal. Novak also turned a botched field-goal snap into a 12-yard touchdown pass.

Poklemba did not play in the 15th-ranked Eagles' first football game but will get a chance to avenge the soccer loss to Novak today when McDonogh's 2-0 football team visits unranked Curley.

Summer title

Randallstown senior Leslie Harvey won the American Tennis Association's 18-and-under national championship last month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Harvey, the defending state high-school champ, defeated Aisha Christian, of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), in the national title match.

"The first set, I was kind of nervous," said Harvey. "Then I got more aggressive, and she started making more unforced errors. In the tiebreaker, I know how to play points, because I play them in practice every day."

Harvey, 14th in the Mid-Atlantic 18s, followed her championship with a trip to San Diego and the Billie Jean King Invitational, a national team-tennis tournament. Her Mid-Atlantic team finished seventh of 17 teams.

A three-time Baltimore County champion, Harvey had a 20-0 high school record last spring.

Honor roll

Dulaney's Kelly Conlon scored with two seconds left in overtime to give the Lions a 3-2 field hockey win over Perry Hall last week. Christine Jacoby had the assist from wing.

Lansdowne's 5-9, 165-pound junior running back Gerald Hurt rushed for 193 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, of last weekend's 40-2 victory over visiting Owings Mills. Hurt has nine touchdowns in two games and is averaging 13.1 yards a carry.

Hereford's second-team All-Metro striker Melissa Mueller contributed to all five of the No. 10-ranked Bulls' goals last week. She had all the goals in a 3-2 win over Dulaney and a goal and an assist in a 2-0 shutout vs. Franklin.

Goalkeeper Lauren Stone and striker Megan Schwartz led Notre Dame Prep to a 3-0 soccer victory over then-No. 6 St. Mary's last week. Stone had five saves and Schwartz two goals in a game that was called after the first half because of lingering thunderstorms. The Pirates moved into the Top 15 at No. 13 this week and promptly served up another upset, 4-0, over No. 11 Archbishop Spalding Tuesday.

Hereford graduate Roger Evans, an All-Metro punter for last year's 13-0 state champion Bulls, averaged 42.5 yards -- including a 51-yarder -- on six punts in his debut for Lackawanna Junior College, a 14-7 win.

Evans kicked the game-winning field goal to lift Maryland's All-Stars over Northern Virginia's in the Chesapeake Football Classic in June.

Pub Date: 9/18/98

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