Delayed action: Oakland Mills, Hammond stopped by darkness 1A quarterfinal will resume stoday in second overtime

November 04, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

For the second time in three years, Hammond will need an extra day to complete a region playoff game.

Yesterday's Class 1A South Region quarterfinal between visiting Oakland Mills and No. 7 Hammond was suspended with 7: 29 left in the second overtime because of darkness. The 2-2 game will resume at 3 p.m. today with a drop ball in front of Hammond's bench.

If neither team scores in overtime, an 11-player shootout will determine a winner.

The game was stopped because of an injury to Oakland Mills sweeper Kate Anderson. The senior was taking a goal kick and she rolled her left ankle. Anderson, just a few feet from the net, stayed on the ground and was covered by blankets before an ambulance arrived. By the time she was taken off the field, it was too dark to continue playing.

Anderson said last night that she suffered a "bad sprain and a small avulsion fracture." Doctors said she should rest for 21 days and be on crutches for 10 days.

Anderson, however, wants to play today. "It's my senior year," she said.

Anderson said she will bring a bucket to school today and ice her ankle to reduce the swelling.

Two years ago, in a quarterfinal against favored River Hill, Hammond was losing 2-0 with under 10 minutes left before goals by Emily Bielefeld and Michelle Jenkins tied the game. The game was suspended by darkness with 5: 30 left in the second overtime. Hammond won a shootout the next day and became a state finalist.

In yesterday's game, Oakland Mills (5-9) got breakaway goals from Molly Sunderdick and Katie Nutter to take a 2-1 halftime lead. The Scorpions, region champions the last four years, packed in their defense in the second half and kicked the ball out every chance they had. Hammond (12-1-1), a superior passing team, got frustrated at times with Oakland Mills' kick-and-run style, but still put a lot of pressure on the Scorpions' defense. Hammond outshot Oakland Mills, 16-2, in the second half.

"We were getting into their flow of kick and run," said Hammond junior Martha Bielefeld, "then we got back into our passing game and started beating them. It was just a matter of time before we scored."

Hammond, which got a first-half goal from Meg Tilley, tied the game with 7: 08 left in regulation when Melissa Workman headed in a direct kick from Bielefeld.

Hammond's Lindsey Mitchell is one of the top goalies in the county and has confidence in her ability in case of a shootout, but hopes her team can win it in the remaining overtime period.

"Penalty kicks can go either way," said Mitchell. "We could be unlucky and not hit any shots, but hopefully that won't happen."

Howard 1, Atholton 0: Jevne Reid scored with 10 seconds left in the first half off an assist from Amy Rappaport in a Class 2A South quarterfinal game at Atholton.

Reid, one of the top scorers last year with 13 goals, has had an off season this year.

Yesterday's goal was the senior's fifth of the season.

"I know I'm a better finisher then I have shown this year," Reid said. "I just haven't been concentrating like I should have. I put too much pressure on myself instead of just playing the game."

Reid hadn't won a playoff game since her freshman season. "It's fun to win a playoff game, and to win the game for us is just wonderful," Reid said.

Howard coach Dave Guetler was pleased with his defense, led by goalie Sara Aefsky, sweeper Rebecka Brasso and stopper Katie McNulty. It was the second shutout of the season for Howard (3-12), which tied with Atholton (2-13) for last place in the county.

No. 6 River Hill 4, Long Reach 0: Leilani Ho, Kelsey Cronin, Krista Killian and Jennifer Katz scored to lead the Hawks (12-3) over the host Lightning (4-9) in a Class 2A South Region game.

No. 13 Mount Hebron 9, Lackey 0: Katie Elliot and Megan Moulding each had two goals in leading the Vikings (11-4) over visiting Lackey in a Class 2A South quarterfinal game.

Centennial 8, McDonough 0: The host Eagles (9-6) got two goals apiece from Samantha Test and Alexia Vogler on the way to victory in a Class 2A South quarterfinal. Jane Williams had three assists for Centennial, which scored 15 seconds into the game.

Glenelg 11, Carver A&T 0: Jen Fields' two goals led 10 different scorers as the Gladiators (10-5) advanced in a Class 1A South playoff game at Glenelg.

Pub Date: 11/04/98

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