Slow start helps do in Glenelg, 4-1 Hammond scores 65 seconds into game, never looks back

Field hockey

September 23, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid was upset, and she let her team know about it at halftime.

"I told them to take their gloves off and don't play so nice," said Kincaid, whose team was playing host to Hammond.

The Gladiators responded positively to Kincaid's plea, dominating the second half. But it was too late to overcome a strong first half by Hammond.

The Golden Bears scored four first-half goals -- the first one 65 seconds into the game and the last with 22 seconds remaining -- en route to a 4-1 victory in the league opener for both teams.

"We want to score a goal in the first minute. That's our goal," said Hammond senior Jessica Garvey, who score her team's second and fourth goals. "We came out pretty intense."

Amy Hafets scored on Hammond's first shot with an assist from Mandy Schroeder. The Golden Bears (3-0-1) made it 2-0 when Andrea Feldstein assisted Garvey's goal 2: 43 later.

Amy Taylor's goal cut the Hammond lead in half with 15: 30 remaining. But the Golden Bears used another scoring flurry to put the game away. Lauren Snyder scored with 2: 17 left off an assist from Adrienne Fenemore, then Garvey, a left side link, took a Schroeder pass and put it past Glenelg goalie Jessica Swadow.

Hammond had 10 corners to just one for Glenelg in the first half, and outshot the Gladiators, 14-4. Swadow played well coming up with seven saves.

While Garvey said "halftime slowed us down a bit," it did just the opposite for Glenelg. The Gladiators (1-3-1) had the ball in the Hammond circle much of the second half, and had seven corners compared to only one for the Golden Bears.

"In the first half we couldn't get it together," said Glenelg forward Krystin Brown, who spearheaded her team's second-half resurgence. "We played a lot more aggressive in the second half. We just couldn't put them in.

"There were so many bodies in the circle that it was tough to find an open player or shot."

Brown said her team's second-half showing "was an eye-opener."

Hammond coach Gay Petrlik said her team didn't play as well in the second half, but overall she was "proud of them. I don't think they quit playing in the second half, but they made some strategic mistakes that we can't afford to do."

No. 3 Bryn Mawr 3, Mount Hebron 0: The Vikings (3-3) fell behind 2-0 at halftime and were shut out for the third straight game. Vikings goalie Katelyn Hoffman had 16 saves. Mount Hebron lost to St. Stephen's/St. Agnes of Alexandria, Va., 2-0, and to then No. 1-ranked Severna Park, 2-0, last Saturday at the Sally Nyborg Tournament.

Pub Date: 9/23/98

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