Glenelg Country gets jump on season

Girls lacrosse benefits from soccer, field hockey

High Schools


April 16, 2003|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The success of the Glenelg Country girls lacrosse team can be found in its crossover appeal.

The Dragons have been one of the more impressive squads in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland's C Conference thanks to a large contingent of athletes who played other sports.

Six of Glenelg Country's 19 players were members of the school's indoor soccer program, while three more played on the field hockey team that collected its third straight IAAM B Conference title last fall.

Sophomore defender Alex Curtiss was the top scorer on the basketball team, and junior midfielder Annie Shippen was a member of the cross country squad.

"We have great athletes," said Dragons lacrosse coach Paige Walton. "They work so hard in the off-season for their other sports and lacrosse. They're always in great condition."

That fitness paid off yesterday when Glenelg Country used its speed and stamina to break open a two-goal halftime lead on visiting Mount Carmel and enjoy an 11-2 run en route to a 17-5 win in Glenelg.

The Cougars (4-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference) trailed 5-3 at halftime, but the Dragons opened with five straight goals in a span of 7:46 to improve to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

Shippen scored a game-high five goals, while junior midfielder Courtney Hoke recorded three goals and three assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Kate McGlaughlin made just three saves as Glenelg Country outshot Mount Carmel, 37-9.

Howard sits out

Oakland Mills track and field standout Caren Howard has opted to sit out this spring rather than compete in the shot put and discus throw.

Howard, an All-County indoor track pick in 2001, said she wanted to step away from competing to find an after-school job and relax.

"Yeah, I miss it," Howard said. "I have so much more time to do other things, but I will miss the team bonding and other stuff."

Speaking of the Scorpions, junior Tony Cole had an exceptional outing at the 12th annual Knights Invite Monday.

The Howard County Indoor Track Performer of the Year won the 100-meter dash (10.7 seconds) and the 200-meter race (21.9) and teamed with seniors Antoine Eleam and Darryl Pastor and sophomore Karlton McCullough to claim the 400 relay (44.1).

Wildecats' Moe steps up

Last spring, Cindy Moe was a freshman backup pitcher on the Wilde Lake softball team.

The sophomore right-hander has established herself this season, especially after she registered a five-inning no-hitter in a 14-0 win against Oakland Mills last Thursday.

The last time a Wildecats pitcher tossed a no-hitter was 1998 when Jen Babich and Megan Quinn each collected that honor, according to then-Wilde Lake coach Sal Milio.

"Honestly, I didn't even know about it until Coach [R.J. Windows] came and told me Friday," said Moe, whose only stumbles came when she hit a Scorpions batter with the first pitch of the game and walked another in the second inning

Although Moe is just 2-5 this season, she is averaging six strikeouts.

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