Mirable lifts Poly boys soccer over Patterson in OT, 2-1

Fall sports

October 04, 2007|By Stefen Lovelace | Stefen Lovelace,SUN REPORTER

The Poly boys soccer team came out in the second half against Patterson with a chip on its shoulder. The Engineers were down by a goal, and fresh in their minds was their first game of the season, which they lost to the Clippers.

They swarmed to the ball and controlled possession in a 2-1 overtime victory yesterday. Poly forward Joe Mirable banged a penalty kick into the right corner of the net to seal the win.

"We just needed to come out and play our game," Poly coach Nick Greer said. "We needed to do the short passes and what we do in practice. As soon as we relaxed in the second half, it was our game."

In the middle of the second half, Mirable took a through ball from Amilcar Morales and headed it home to tie the score. Both teams had scoring chances late in the second but couldn't convert, leading to overtime.

Early in overtime, Mirable sneaked free on a break and was taken down in the penalty box, setting up his game-winning goal.

Midfielder Thomas Vonty scored Patterson's goal on a crossing pass from Adrian Boodoo in the first half.

The victory gives Poly a 4-1 record and first place in the Baltimore City league, while Patterson drops to 4-2.

"This is going to be a big wave that we're going to ride true right to the state championships," Greer said.

Girls soccer

No. 13 Eastern Tech 7, Western Tech 0 -- Leah Taylor had two goals and two assists as the visiting Mavericks (6-1-1) shut out the Wolverines. Rachel Trageser and Brittany Rhodes each had two goals. The Mavericks outshot Western Tech 22-1.

Volleyball

No. 1 St. Paul's 3, No. 10 Mount de Sales 1 -- Bailey Webster had 34 kills and hit .500 for the match as the visiting Gators (9-0) beat the Sailors (6-1) by a score of 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 26-15. "That was the first real test against an undefeated team," St. Paul's coach Kelli Wilkinson said. Bailey Griswold had 13 kills and Rachel Kelley had 47 assists for the Gators. Shannon Clancy had 27 assists and went 13-for-13 from the service line with two aces in a losing effort for the Sailors. Katie Buck added 15 kills for Mount de Sales.

No. 8 Dulaney 3, Parkville 2 -- Sarah Graslewicz had six aces and Danielle Parker had four aces and 10 kills as the host Lions (7-1) beat the Knights (3-5) in three straight games, 25-17, 25-16, 25-5. stefen.lovelace@baltsun.com Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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