After missing its first shot of a penalty-kick shootout, the Atholton girls soccer team made its next four, including Christen Pena-Ariet's final kick, sending the Raiders into the second round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 4-3 victory yesterday over host Glenelg, the two-time defending 1A state champion.
"Absolutely as a coach, this is probably my biggest win," said coach Chuck Teal, whose Raiders (7-5-3) will play sixth-ranked Hammond on Tuesday. "They have absolutely dominated us. We've played everybody in Howard County tough ... but we've never been able to play Glenelg tough."
Glenelg, which moved up a class this season, had outscored the Raiders 8-1 in the past two matchups. The game was scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, thanks in large part to sophomore keeper E.J. Goldman. Despite partially separating her shoulder in the first half, Goldman came back to make 25 saves, including two in the shootout.
Aberdeen 3, Joppatowne 2: After 120 scoreless minutes, Charlotte Todd, the Eagles' fifth penalty shooter, scored to give host Aberdeen a shootout win over the Mariners in the first round of the Class 2A East Regionals.
Seton Keough 3, Maryvale 1: The Gators (5-6-1) won their first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference playoff game in school history, beating the host Lions behind sophomore Kelly O'Connell's hat trick.
Broadneck 3, North County 2: Jeremy Horine had two goals and an assist to boost the Bruins (7-5-1) to a comeback victory over the Knights (6-9) in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Poly 2, Pikesville 1: Corey Cascio scored with eight minutes left to give the visiting Engineers (10-6-1) their first playoff victory in the 2A North match.
No. 7 Eastern Tech 26, Towson 20: Sophomore Dietrich Wright had 19 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns, and returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for another touchdown, boosting the Mavericks (7-1) to a narrow win over the Generals (2-6) at CCBC-Dundalk.
Eastern Tech needed a Broderick Maybank 1-yard touchdown run with 1:46 remaining to thwart the Generals' upset bid. Towson was paced by junior Mike Williams, who had 210 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
No. 11 City 38, Southern 6: Antoine Lewis rushed for 125 yards on eight carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Knights (8-0) over the Bulldogs (3-4) at Swann Park.
No. 3 Hereford 47, Overlea 0: Pat Butt and Dylan Sullivan combined for 269 yards rushing and six touchdowns as the visiting Bulls (8-0) crushed the Falcons (4-4).
St. Paul's 28, Gibbons 13: Senior Walter Hill had four receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and added 17 tackles, as the host Crusaders (3-4) downed Gibbons.
No. 3St. Paul's 1, McDonogh 0: Kristin Connelly's goal off a penalty corner three minutes into the second half carried the Gators (11-2-2) past the visiting Eagles.