Quigg's late goal lifts No. 7 Century

Knights top N. Carroll, 2-1

Bryn Mawr wins in OT

Field Hockey

October 04, 2006|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Sun Reporter

On the last day of preseason tryouts, Century coach Gayle Taylor decided to keep freshman forward Megan Quigg on the Knights' varsity team. That decision paid off in a big way yesterday.

Quigg came off the bench to score the game-winning goal late in the second half and give the No. 7 Knights a 2-1 victory over No. 13 North Carroll.

The goal came on a broken corner play after Kristen Resutek took two shots that North Carroll's freshman goalie Caitlin Bach saved. In the scuffle, however, Quigg found an opening with 6:14 left in the game.

"We just kept hitting it around and it bounced off the goalie's pads. I stopped it and put it in the corner," said Quigg, who had never scored before.

The host Knights needed one other play to preserve the key Carroll County and Monocacy Valley Athletic League Chesapeake Conference victory.

Goalie Hannah Pennington saved the potential tying goal with about a minute and a half to go when she came out against fast-breaking Alex Chilcoat. As Chilcoat tried to send the ball toward the goal, Pennington cut off her angle and deflected it wide.

"The keeper made a great save," Panthers coach Denean Koontz said. "She did what she was supposed to do on a one-on-one break. Alex had a good opportunity. She was going hard to the goal and the keeper made a good call and came out and took it away."

North Carroll had plenty of chances on offense, including nine penalty corners, but it could finish only once. Megan Sainz's goal off a corner play five minutes into the second half tied the game, matching the goal Century's Lindsey Gurkovitch had scored 10 minutes before the half.

After Quigg's goal, Koontz called a timeout. Taylor took the opportunity to tell her players, "We're not going into overtime." A year ago, the Knights pulled out a 2-1 win but needed overtime to do it.

Knights veteran Shannon Watt said she felt the intensity pick up after that.

"We really stepped it up and finished it," Watt said. "I think we could have played a lot better, but this just showed that we could play tough when we had to. From now on, the rest of our schedule keeps getting tougher and tougher and we have to keep stepping up each game and building off each game."

The victory boosts the Knights to 6-0 overall, 4-0 in the county and 3-0 in the MVAL. The Panthers drop to 6-2 overall, 3-2 in the county and 2-1 in the MVAL.

No. 6 Bryn Mawr 2, Roland Park 1 -- Sarah Cole went on a fast break 2:03 into overtime and dodged Reds goalie Kiley Gray as the Mawrtians (7-2) avoided an upset. Bridget Hollon of Roland Park (2-7) sent the game into overtime with six seconds remaining on a shot to the left side of the net out of goalie Abby Bisbee's reach.

Centennial 2, Glenelg 1 -- Sarah Parks scored the game-winner off a pass from Kate Heineman 5:12 into overtime to lift the Eagles (9-1) past the host Gladiators (5-4-1). After a scoreless first half, Glenelg took the lead on a score from junior Rachael Leaf. But Centennial forced overtime when Parks made her first goal of the day with four minutes to go.


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