Fallston blanks Har. Tech for title

C.M. Wright girls also reign in UCBAC

Soccer

October 26, 2006|By Mary Beth Kozak | Mary Beth Kozak,Special to The Sun

Kyle Hughes scored three goals to lead the fifth-ranked Fallston boys soccer team to its second Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship in three years with a 4-0 victory over Harford Tech last night at Aberdeen.

"He's worked hard and has been unbelievable the last few games," Cougars coach Christopher Hoover said of Hughes. "He's really putting it together at the exact time when we need him to."

Hughes gave the Cougars (12-1-1, 6-0) a 2-0 lead at the half and scored his final goal a few minutes into the second half for his first career hat trick.

Hughes and Fallston's offense controlled the game and placed constant pressure on the Cobras' defense and goalkeeper Kyle Ramsel (nine saves). The Cougars outshot Harford Tech (11-3-1, 6-1) 27-6 in the game.

"Their pace was a fast, fast pace," Cobras coach Andy Bleichfeld said. "That's why they're the quality team of Harford County."

Fallston goalkeeper Sam Stein, who has allowed only five goals this season, had three saves. Stein blocked a penalty kick by Stefan Stasak in the first half to preserve the shutout.

Andy Strong added a goal and Chris Heckler had an assist for Fallston.

"Everyone contributed," Hughes said. "It was a team effort. We have the team for it and I think we can put it together [for the playoffs]."

Girls

No. 7 C. Milton Wright 8, Bohemia Manor 0 -- C. Milton Wright earned its third straight UCBAC title, dominating its Cecil County opponent yesterday at Aberdeen. The Mustangs, winners of the Chesapeake Division, took a 6-0 lead into halftime and held a 16-6 advantage in shots for the game. Junior Lindsie Ludwig, who missed the majority of the season with hamstring and ankle injuries, scored a pair of first-half goals to pace the Mustangs (9-2-2, 5-0-2). Goalkeeper Caitlyn Shuler had nine saves for Susquehanna Division champs Bohemia Manor (6-5, 5-1).

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