No. 8 Garrison Forest extends streak to nine

Chan's two goals propel Grizzlies over St. Mary's

Field hockey

High School

October 11, 2001|By Ed Lee | Ed Lee,SUN STAFF

If St. Mary's field hockey team had dreamed of upending its second ranked opponent in as many contests, Garrison Forest made sure the dream didn't become reality.

The No. 8 Grizzlies scored two goals in the first half and two in the second to turn back host St. Mary's, 4-0, at Germantown Fields in Annapolis yesterday.

Senior attack Erica Chan scored twice and junior midfielder Emily Medina and junior striker Julie Nicholson each contributed a goal to help Garrison Forest (8-1-1 overall and 3-0 in the Applebee Division of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's A Conference) extend its unbeaten streak to nine games.

Several Grizzlies players said they were well aware that the Saints (5-4-2 overall, 1-1-1 division) had knocked off then-No. 3 Bryn Mawr last week.

"We knew that they obviously had to be good competition," Chan said of St. Mary's. "But we didn't think about that too much. We knew we could contend with anyone."

Garrison Forest didn't waste much time getting on the scoreboard. Less than 10 minutes into the first half, sophomore defender Lauren Sheets sent a free hit upfield, where Medina dribbled the ball and backhanded it off the glove hand of Saints sophomore goalkeeper Allie Buote into the cage for a 1-0 lead.

The Grizzlies added a goal with 10 seconds left in the half as Chan belted a pass from senior defender Lauren Misera into the cage for a 2-0 advantage.

The two-goal halftime lead was a relief for Garrison Forest coach Traci Davis.

"I think that definitely took the wind out of their sails," she said. "It got us motivated and psyched to keep it."

No. 9 Park 0, No. 10 Bryn Mawr 0: In another IAAM A Conference Applebee Division showdown, a couple of stifling defensive efforts highlighted 60 minutes of scoreless play.

Four-time defending A Conference champ Bryn Mawr (5-3-3, 1-1-1 division) had the upper hand through most of the first half with 10 shots and seven penalty corners. Only seven saves from Park goalie Betsy Shapiro, three stick saves from back Kirsten Halle and a strong effort from back Jeanette Wiebush kept the Mawrtians off the board.

The Bruins' best chances came early in each half, but the Mawrtians' defense of Ardith Lindsey, Lizzie Rosenberg, Sarah Hawkins and Jennifer Redd as well as eight saves by goalie Karrie Moore held off Park (3-3-1, 0-2-1) each time.

The offensive game statistics were nearly even with the Mawrtians ahead 11-10 in shots and 8-7 in penalty corners.

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