Christina Carinzi's goal with five minutes left gave the host Mercy Magic girls soccer team a come-from-behind upset of No. 1 Notre Dame Prep, 2-1, yesterday.
Carinzi scored from about 10 yards, breaking down the middle to a pass from the right baseline by senior Lashawna Epps, a former defender moved to the front this season.
"We kept telling them they can play with the No. 1 team," said Jessie Whippo, the Magic's assistant coach. "The girls were all smiles afterward."
The Blazers' Cynthia Gamboa opened the scoring at about the five-minute mark, and that goal stood up for a 1-0 halftime lead for Notre Dame Prep.
But junior Kristen Carr pulled Mercy (3-1) even in the 52nd minute, heading in a corner kick from Epps.
The loss was Notre Dame Prep's second on the road this week. The Blazers (3-2) also lost on Tuesday, to No. 8 McDonogh, 4-3.
"We haven't played our best, and we came up against two teams that were just more up than we were," Blazers coach Chris Lopez said.
No. 9 John Carroll 5, No. 13 Seton Keough 0: The Patriots (3-3) scored three times in the first 30 minutes and added two more goals in the second half against the Gators in Bel Air.
No. 10 Kenwood 3, Hereford 1: Senior midfielder Lauren Szymanski scored twice for the Bluebirds against the host Bulls, once off a kick by senior goalkeeper Amanda Jenkins.
No. 2 River Hill 1, Liberty 1: Junior Aaron Merchak controlled and finished a 30-yard free kick from senior A.J. Cherenzia as the Lions (2-0-2) earned a late tie with the visiting Hawks (1-0-1).
No. 3 Calvert Hall 1, No. 8 Mount St. Joseph 0: Sophomore Christian Barreiro scored the game's only goal in the 68th minute off a long cross from Ernest Jackson as the Cardinals (4-0-2) blanked the host Gaels (4-1-2).
Ryan McDonald made six saves for Mount St. Joseph, three more than Calvert Hall's Kyle Wittman.
No. 4 Loyola 1, John Carroll 0: Casey Rector scored off a pass from Matthew Schroeder midway through the first half, and the host Dons (6-1-2) held on to defeat the Patriots.
No. 2 Roland Park 2, No. 3 St. Paul's 1: Goalkeeper Kiley Gray's dozen saves and first-half goals by Brittany Kalkstein and Maisie Devine helped the host Reds hand the Gators their first loss this season.
Grace Gavin's unassisted goal with 1:29 remaining avoided a shutout for St. Paul's (4-1).
"We felt pretty well going in, and we were on our own field," said Roland Park coach Debbie Bloodworth, whose team is 5-0. "It was nice to have them at home first, but it could be different when we go there [later in the season]."
No. 7 Archbishop Spalding 1, No. 12 Garrison Forest 1: Trisha DiGirolomo's second-half goal for the host Cavaliers (5-2-2) offset Annika Alexander-Ozinskas' first-half score for the Grizzlies. Archbishop Spalding goalkeeper Marian Cassilly stopped 16 shots.
Severn 1, No. 11 Notre Dame Prep 0: Monica D'Ambrogi's goal with 7 1/2 minutes left in the first half gave the Admirals (2-2-2) the upset of the visiting Blazers (2-2).
Goalkeeper Kelly Feirtag made eight saves for Notre Dame Prep, five more than Severn's Courtney Laughlin.