Hammond goalie Tran recovering Backup still feeling effects of concussion

October 13, 1998|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Hammond goalkeeper Lincoln Tran fractured his jaw in two places and suffered a concussion during Friday's soccer game at Centennial.

Hammond coach Trevin London visited Tran Saturday at the University of Maryland's shock trauma. "He still couldn't remember where he was or why he had been playing," London said. "He underwent five hours of surgery Friday, and his jaw will be wired shut for the next six weeks."

The injury occurred about 10 minutes into the game, when a Centennial forward crashed into Tran, who was lying on the ground with the ball.

Officials did not call a foul on the play, and one official described it as an accidental collision.

Tran is Hammond's second-string goalkeeper, and made his first start of the season because London was disciplining his first-string goalkeeper, as well as two other players.

The Bears played the rest of the game with third-string goalkeeper Ramsey Davies.

Centennial (5-2-2 overall, 2-1-1 county league), fell behind 2-1 in the second half. But a goal by Greg White in the 65th minute and a penalty kick by Mike Dramby in the 66th minute gave the Eagles a 3-2 victory.

Big-play Vikings win again

Mount Hebron hasn't been known as a big-play football team in recent years because it hasn't had the kind of speed that can create big plays.

But the Vikings (3-3, 3-2) were faster than Glenelg last Saturday, when they scored five times on plays of at least 65 yards.

Jerry Hicks ran 20 times for 222 yards and three touchdowns, including scores of 65 and 70 yards.

The Vikings' Jason Morrissey completed seven of 10 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns, including scoring strikes of 65 and 79 yards to Saad Chaudry and one of 77 yards to Kwasi Osei-wusu.

"They were just simple plays, but great individual effort," said first-year coach Larry Luthe. "We hit two pop passes for TDs, and one TD pass was just a corner route. And Hicks scored once off a sweep and once off a lead. We were faster and bigger and made athletic plays."

The highlight for Glenelg was Zack McQuigg's passing. He completed 21 of 34 for 292 yards and three touchdowns. J. T. Smart caught seven passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

Two straight for Goldsmith

Glenelg sophomore Jonathan Goldsmith won his second straight invitational Saturday, capturing the 3.1-mile St. Paul's Invitational.

"He won it going away," Glenelg coach Roger Volrath said. "He's coming on well."

Goldsmith had previously won the Brunswick Invitational. Teammate Brian Selmer finished sixth at St. Paul's, and Glenelg finished third as a team, behind St. Paul's and Atholton.

Mount Hebron's Kate Frande easily won the St. Paul's Invitational girls' title with teammate Mia Molfino finishing fourth.

But the Vikings lost the team title to Catonsville by one point. The Glenelg girls finished third.

"The girls course was only 2.1 miles, which was unusual," Vikings coach Mark Agnew said. "It was a very hard course -- harder than Hereford. The girls had to go up a monster hill twice, and it was muddy. Catonsville went out hard and we were picking them up at the end, but just not enough."

Lauren Ritterman won the junior varsity race at St. Paul's to go with a win at Hereford and earned a promotion. "She's now running varsity," Agnew said. "Her time would have put her fifth on our team in the varsity race and we would have won."

Soccer showdown

Fourth-ranked Mount Hebron travels to No. 1-ranked River Hill Friday at 3: 15 p.m. for one of the highlight games of the season.

Last year, River Hill (9-0, 4-0) defeated Mount Hebron, 2-1, in double overtime in the regular-season game, and 4-3 in the regional championship.

Mount Hebron (8-1, 4-0) won the only other meeting two years ago, 2-0.

Adom Crew (five goals, two assists), Brett Endler (four goals, three assists) and Randal Brown (three goals, three assists) lead the River Hill offense.

David Lechtrecker (four goals, three assists), Pett Lindahl (five, two) and Christian Chacon (six assists) lead the Vikings.

The Hawks, ranked No. 15 nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, have an 18-game winning streak, six shutouts and have outscored their opponents, 29-3.

The Vikings have seven straight shutouts and have outscored their opponents, 29-4.

Pub Date: 10/13/98

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