Roland Park remembers to tie up victories

No. 4 Reds get big wins against foes they came up deadlocked with last year


High School

April 24, 2001|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Tying Roland Park's girls lacrosse team can come back to haunt an opponent a year later.

Twice last week, the No. 4 Reds defeated top-notch opponents that had tied them a year ago -- then-No. 2 Annapolis and Northern Virginia power St. Stephen's/St. Agnes.

After beating Annapolis, 13-9, at the Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown April 16, the Reds edged St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, 7-6, for the championship of their own North/South Tournament Saturday.

St. Stephen's/St. Agnes finished last season ranked third nationally, behind No. 1 Mount Hebron and No. 2 Bryn Mawr. Roland Park was seventh and Annapolis, ninth.

"We always seem to match up well with [St. Stephen's/St. Agnes]," said Reds coach Tara Kramer. "They've been coming to the tournament a couple years, and after tying them last year, it felt good to come away with anything but a tie. A win certainly made it great."

The Reds, who defeated Germantown Academy (Pa.), 9-6, in the semifinal, needed a goal from Alex Nolan with 18 seconds left to slip past the Saints.

Senior goalie Anne Sheridan made 20 saves in the title game and eight in the semifinal.

Sarah Passano, who scored four times in the win over Annapolis, netted four more against the Saints. She finished the four-game week, which also included a 9-6 win over then-No. 7 Notre Dame Prep, with 11 goals and two assists.

Allison Higgins scored two goals, bringing her week total to nine along with three assists.

Hot hand at St. Tim's

St. Timothy's midfielder Katie Dorsey is lighting it up in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference.

The senior center has scored 30 goals in seven games as St. Timothy's (6-1) holds onto second place in the conference behind Oldfields. St. Tim's finishes the regular season this afternoon against defending conference champion Key School before heading into the tournament next week.

Girls lacrosse format

Baltimore County does not have a county championship in girls lacrosse, in contrast to what was reported last week. There are only division champions.

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