John Carroll goes to 15-0 on Myers' OT goal

Spalding forces issue, but comes up short, 2-1

Girls soccer

October 20, 2004|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,SUN STAFF

There's nothing like having a couple of All-Metro seniors to count on in overtime to help keep a perfect season intact.

Just ask the top-ranked John Carroll girls soccer team.

The Patriots got a goal from Ashley Myers - a header off a perfect cross from Jamie Zimmerman - in the sixth minute of overtime to come away with a 2-1 win over No. 4 Spalding yesterday in Severn.

The win left John Carroll at 15-0 for the season and 8-0 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference, while the Cavaliers (11-3-2) fell to 6-2-1 in league play.

"We were fortunate to be in the game because Spalding was getting to every ball first," said John Carroll coach Gary Lynch. "Jamie sent in a beautiful ball [from the right corner], and Ashley got up as high as she has all year. It was a highlight-type, picture-perfect play."

With a first-half goal from freshman Allison Carey, the Patriots took a 1-0 lead deep into the second half before Spalding freshman Christine Nairn scored from 14 yards with 15:40 left in regulation.

The Cavaliers pushed hard for the game-winner - Suzy Doyle put a shot from the right side just wide of the far post - but it was Myers' 18th goal of the season that proved the difference.

Zimmerman now has 18 assists to go with 10 goals this season.

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