Roland Park's Thompson out for season

Goalie breaks right thumb during drill in practice


High Schools

April 06, 2003|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

After turning in a terrific performance in Tuesday's 8-6 win over No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, Roland Park girls lacrosse goalie Ashley Thompson suffered a broken right thumb in practice Wednesday and likely will be out for the rest of the season.

The senior, who has signed with Quinnipiac, got hit with a shot during a rapid-fire drill and will have to undergo surgery, said Reds coach Sarah Morse.

In Tuesday's showdown between the top two ranked teams in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference, Thompson stopped nine Notre Dame Prep shots. She had posted a .700 save percentage through the No. 5 Reds' first three games.

With Thompson sidelined, junior backup keeper Ellen Cameron stepped in Thursday to make 12 saves in a hotly contested conference game against No. 9 Mount de Sales. Lindsay Higgins scored on a free-position shot with 15 seconds left to give the Reds an 8-7 victory, which improved their record to 4-0 overall and in the A Conference.

"I don't think Ashley will be able to play unless some medical miracle happens," Morse said, "but with Ellen it's not like we're losing anything. Everybody absolutely has confidence in her."

Showdown time

Proceeds from this year's Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown on April 21 will be donated to the Aikens Children Trust Fund, set up to assist the four children of Loyola women's lacrosse coach Diane Geppi-Aikens, who is fighting brain cancer.

The sixth annual event features some of the top boys and girls teams in non-traditional matchups at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field.

The boys competition kicks off at 10 a.m. with No. 6 Calvert Hall taking on No. 8 Dulaney, followed at noon by No. 9 Centennial vs. No. 12 Mount St. Joseph.

Four of The Sun's top five teams will be in action in the girls bracket. First, No. 2 Hereford meets Notre Dame Prep at 2 p.m., with No. 4 Broadneck facing Roland Park to follow at 4.

Tickets are $5 at the gate.

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