On way up, Seton Keough, Oldfields stay in 1st

Lacrosse teams unbeaten in IAAM entering tourneys


April 29, 2001|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

The girls lacrosse teams at Seton Keough and Oldfields are certainly living up to the adage that when you're No. 2, you try harder.

Last season, both teams finished second in their Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland tournament championships - Seton Keough in the B Conference and Oldfields in the C Conference.

Last week, both finished their conference schedules unbeaten. Each is gearing up for another try at a title with tournaments beginning Tuesday for Oldfields (7-4-1, 7-0) and next week for the Gators (11-6-1, 6-0).

The Gators, who won an 18-9 nonleague showdown with Oldfields on Friday behind five goals and two assists from Katie Muth, edged out Friends, 10-7, for the top spot in the B Conference. Earlier in the season, they slipped past defending champion Park, 11-10.

Angie Martin leads a Gators attack that boasts four players with 34 or more points. Martin, a sophomore, is the top point-getter with 53, including 28 goals. Sarah Bach is the goals leader (37) and also has nine assists. Kerry O'Connell has 34 goals and 10 assists, and Libby Schmeheling, 23 goals and 11 assists.

Senior goalie Katie Cappelle averages a little over half a game in the net, but has 167 saves.

For Oldfields, an early victory over St. Timothy's proved to be the deciding game of the C Conference regular season. The conference will have a new champion this year because defending champ Key School moved up to the B Conference.

Three players are contributing 49 or more points. Stephanie Ehrhart has 55 points, including 35 goals. Kady McBrearty has 54, including 34 goals. Kate Dunning is right behind with 25 goals and 24 assists.

Almost perfection

Sophomore pitcher Alexandra Sitton is the main reason Park's softball team is 9-0 in the IAAM C Conference.

In her high school career, the right-hander is unbeaten in all 14 regular-season games. She is 16-1 overall, with the only loss coming to St. Timothy's in last year's C Conference tournament final.

This spring, Sitton is 7-0 and has pitched two no-hitters and one one-hitter. Thursday, she threw a no-hitter at St. Paul's and struck out 14 in a 10-0 win. In Tuesday's 11-2 victory at Arlington Baptist, she struck out 16.

As the Bruins head into the C Conference tournament semifinals Tuesday, Sitton has struck out 93 batters in 41 innings. In her past four wins, she has walked just one and allowed only two earned runs.

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