Sparrows Pt. overcomes loss with win

On heels of player's death, Pointers beat Owings Mills

Boys soccer

High Schools

October 10, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Playing its first game since defender Adam Parr died in a car collision earlier this month, the Sparrows Point boys soccer team defeated host Owings Mills, 3-0, yesterday.

Tony Marzocchi, who had known Parr since third grade, developed the play that led to the final goal, pushing through a pass to Dan Barcikowski, who then crossed it to Matt Zinner for his second score of the day.

The fifth straight win since a season-opening loss at No. 8 Perry Hall raised Sparrows Point's Baltimore County Class 2A-1A-leading record to 5-0, its overall mark to 5-1, and makes it the front-runner for the county final against the 4A-3A winner.

Owings Mills is 5-2, 5-3-1.

The Pointers wore black armbands adorned with Parr's last name and his No. 18 jersey number.

"It was hard to get going because I kept looking to see Adam. It's going to take some getting used to," said Marzocchi, whose family home was partially destroyed by Tropical Storm Isabel. "Even losing the whole first floor of our house to 3 feet of water, that became secondary to what happened with Adam."

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