Long Reach dominates early, races past Mount Hebron, 3-0

Centennial rips Hammond

Glenelg blanks Atholton

Field hockey

September 26, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Long Reach goalkeeper Jessica Robertson recorded her first league shutout as the Lightning defeated Mount Hebron yesterday in field hockey, 3-0.

The No. 9-ranked Lightning (5-2 overall, 1-1 league) scored all three of its goals in the first half.

"Our games with Mount Hebron have traditionally been very competitive but we really executed our passes well," Long Reach coach Kelly Snyder said.

Kerrie Lorch, Rashmi Bhanot and Sherry Epperson all scored for the Lightning, with Epperson's goal coming off a corner. Bhanot and Teresa Coffin each had an assist.

"Katie Baker kept our defense in sync from her centerback position," Snyder said.

Ashley Langmead made nine saves for Mount Hebron (4-3, 1-1), which lost its first league game.

"We were flat," said Vikings coach Jeannette Ireland. "We couldn't finish or execute anything and Long Reach played very well."

The Vikings scored their first two goals on corners, displayed crisp passing and outhustled Mount Hebron to the ball.

Centerback Julie Laun and sweeper Emily Goldman played well for the Vikings.

Centennial 3, Hammond 0: Alex Hope, Natalie Degele and Lindsey Barahona all scored for the Eagles in a one-sided victory.

Playing its fourth game in six days, Centennial went up 1-0 at halftime and added two more in the second half.

Amy Burke made 16 saves for the Bears, who had a goal called back in the first half.

"One official ruled it a goal and the other official overruled it, saying the ball was struck before it reached the circle off a free hit," Hammond coach Gay Petrlik said. "We just weren't able to do anything at our offensive end."

It was Hammond's fourth game in four days and Petrlik said her team may have been tired.

"I don't think Centennial saw the best of us," she said.

A year ago, the Bears upset Centennial during the playoffs after losing in the regular season.

Glenelg 2, Atholton 0: Katy Thompson scored off a center from Alley Brindz, and Katy Narron scored off a circle play as the Gladiators won to stay unbeaten in league play.

Glenelg (4-3-1, 2-0) had three saves from Ashley Blum and one save from Ali Blum.

Ali Olson made seven saves for Atholton (2-2-1, 0-2).

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