Curley builds 3-0 lead, then loses to DeMatha in soccer, 5-3

Early goals help Spalding top Severna Park girls, 4-1

High Schools

Fall sports

September 04, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

DeMatha from Hyattsville overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat No. 4-ranked Archbishop Curley, 5-3, in the opener of the Fila Classic boys soccer tournament yesterday at McDonogh.

Matt Liska, Shawn Houseknecht and Matt Ward each scored in the first half for Curley (1-1), as the Friars broke down DeMatha's flat-back four defense.

But almost as soon as DeMatha coach Dafydd Evans moved Marcus Evans to forward, the game changed dramatically in DeMatha's favor. The Stags (1-0) scored three times in 2 1/4 minutes late in the first half.

"Marcus had never played a minute up top before today. He played defense on JV the last two years," Evans said. "But he'll be playing up top in the future."

The senior scored DeMatha's first and fifth goals for the defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion. Travis Hebron also scored twice for the Stags.

No. 1 McDonogh 3, Germantown (Pa.) 0: The Eagles scored three late goals against the Patriots, whose goalkeeper, Dave Simolite, is considered one of the country's top 25 players. McDonogh's Matt Beckman scored once and assisted on another goal.

No. 5 Mount Hebron 3, Arundel 1: Junior goalkeeper Ryan Kraeh stopped seven shots, helping the Vikings (1-0) to victory in the Arundel Tournament in Gambrills.

Bel Air 1, John Carroll 0: Stephen Myrick scored off Brian Jones' pass in the second half to push the Bobcats (1-0) past the neighboring Patriots (0-1).

Girls soccer

No. 11 Archbishop Spalding 4, No. 3 Severna Park 1: Sara Casey and Kate Schaeffler scored off Colleen Regan's passes in the first seven minutes as the Cavaliers upset the two-time defending Anne Arundel County champion Falcons in the Pioneer Shootout at Anne Arundel Community College.

"We came in prepared, knowing Severna Park was a quality team," said Spalding coach Bob Dieterle. "We worked hard the entire game, got the good start with the early goals and controlled things most of the way."

The Cavaliers (1-0) outshot the Falcons (0-1) by 27-7.

No. 5 McDonogh 2, Mount Hebron 1: Sophomore forward Chante Sandiford scored both of the host Eagles' goals, the second one in the 53rd minute to break a 1-1 tie in the IAAM/Adidas Challenge opener.

Sarah Grady scored the lone goal for the Vikings (0-1), erasing a 1-0 deficit eight minutes into the second half.

C. Milton Wright 3, Seton Keough 2: Senior forward Christine Nicewonger scored off a pass from Jen Fehskens three minutes into overtime to push the Mustangs (1-0) over the Gators (0-1).

Volleyball

No. 7 Severna Park 3, No. 12 Dulaney 0: Ashlee Allen and Caitlin Ware led the Falcons to the sweep over the Lions. Allen finished with seven kills and seven digs, and Ware served a perfect game, going 22-for-22 with two aces.

Sun staff writers Glenn P. Graham and Rick Belz contributed to this article.

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