Old Mill boys soccer uses OT to thwart Severna Park, 1-0

Fall sports

High Schools

September 21, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Familiarity led to No. 6 Old Mill's 1-0 victory over No. 11 Severna Park in boys soccer 65 seconds into the first overtime at Roberts Field in Severna Park last night.

Derek Harris and Andrew Engel, who also play together on the Patriots' basketball team and know each other well, got it done after a scoreless 80 minutes of regulation.

Old Mill is off to a 5-0 start while Severna Park is now 3-3 overall, although the Falcons' only league loss is to the Patriots, the defending Anne Arundel County champions.

Harris took a long free kick from Morgan Midgett and headed it left, toward the far post, where Engel was waiting.

"Derek got a nice head on it ... and the keeper couldn't get a hand on it, so I just ran right through it to the goal," Engel said. "We got a little connection on the field, just like we do on the court. I've known Derek a real long time, playing both sports with him in middle school and high school. We both definitely have a feeling for each other."

Eastern Tech 1, No. 10 Perry Hall 0 -- Senior Andrew Scott's unassisted goal five minutes into play was enough for the host Mavericks (3-3) to edge the Gators (3-1) as goalkeeper Jon Sipes had eight saves.

No. 14 Arundel 1, South River 0 -- Junior Brendon McCarron finished a cross from younger brother Jason McCarron in the 28th minute as the host Wildcats earned their fifth win in a shutout against the Seahawks.

Girls soccer

No. 12 Perry Hall 3, No. 7 Eastern Tech 0 -- Jessica Knight had two goals and an assist as the host Gators upset the two-time defending Baltimore County champion Mavericks in a county league game. The Mavericks had beaten Perry Hall (4-0, 3-0) in two straight county title matches. Knight assisted Abbey Bentz in the 16th minute and finished off a fine 40-yard run in the 32nd minute. Knight's final goal came in the 66th minute. Eastern Tech (2-1, 2-1) attacked for much of the second half but couldn't score against Gators goalkeeper Jessica Stumpf, who made two exceptional saves against Cindi Nickles.

No. 13 Centennial 3, Wilde Lake 0 -- Senior goalkeepers Caitlin Burr and Ally Bloom combined for the shutout in the Eagles' Howard County opener. Danielle Rosanova scored and added an assist for Centennial (4-1 overall) in the win over the host Wildecats (2-1-2).

Arundel 1, No. 14 South River 0, 2OT -- Midfielder Sierra Smidinger volleyed in Monica Velez's free kick six minutes into the second overtime, giving the host Wildcats (4-0) a victory over the Seahawks (2-3-1).

Field hockey

No. 6 Century 2, South Carroll 1, 2OT -- The Knights' Kelly Burgoyne came back from a second-half knee injury to score eight minutes into the second overtime against the host Cavaliers (0-5). Kaitlyn Langley had two assists and Hope Ellis had seven saves for Century (6-1).

Volleyball

No. 3 Liberty 3, Urbana 0 -- The Lions got their 43rd consecutive win, 25-15, 25-13, 25-14, getting nine aces apiece from Whitney Miller and Melissa Stansbury against the visitors from Frederick County.

No. 3 St. Paul's 3, McDonogh 0 -- Setter Blake Hargest had 22 assists and three kills for the host Crusaders (5-1, 4-0) against the Eagles (4-2, 2-1) in the 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 match. Outside hitter Michelle Bruno added a team-high 11 kills for St. Paul's.

Sun reporter Katherine Dunn contributed to this article.

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