Fallston, Wright tie in soccer

River Hill girls rout Long Reach

Fallston beaten in field hockey

Fall sports

October 06, 2007|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

Fallston coach Christopher Hoover didn't hesitate. Moments after the final horn sounded in last night's boys soccer game, he yelled a suggestion to C. Milton Wright coach Brian Gunter.

"Hey, coach, one more?" Hoover said with a smile.

The question was understandable as No. 5 Fallston and No. 11 C.M. Wright battled to a 0-0 tie in an Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference game. The host Mustangs and visiting Fallston played 100 minutes in a game filled with strong play.

C.M. Wright (8-2-1, 2-1-1) and Fallston (7-2-1, 2-0-1) had good scoring chances. Santiago Mejia of C.M. Wright lined a 20-yard shot off the left post midway through the first half, and Dominic Welsh did the same thing for Fallston 13 minutes later.

C.M. Wright goalie Jeff Powell finished with eight saves and made some impressive stops, the biggest one being his diving save of Brett Tozzi's 25-yard rocket with about three minutes left in regulation.

"This is the best game we've played collectively as a team," Powell said.

Andrew Monticello and Seun Lajubutu anchored a stingy C.M. Wright defense that allowed few scoring chances despite the fact that Fallston often threatened. The tie let the Cougars keep sole possession of first place in the UCBAC's Chesapeake Division, but it wasn't an easy task.

Fallston needed strong efforts from goalie Franky Alyward (six saves) and stopper R.J. Bass. Alyward also made some difficult stops, the best being a sliding save of Dan Lorenzet's shot after he broke in alone about three minutes into the first overtime.

Bass helped break up several Mustangs scoring chances by himself, having the speed to outrun the rare mistakes he made. He also headed a ball off the goal line just before it went into the net in the second half - a few minutes after teammate Adam Boyce chested a shot away from a similar spot.

Girls soccer

No. 5 River Hill 10, Long Reach 1 -- Jamie Tankard and Erica Suter each scored three goals for the visiting Hawks.

Field hockey

Rising Sun 2, No. 6 Fallston 1 -- Madison Cebula scored with 2:03 left in the first overtime to lift the visiting Tigers (8-1) over the Cougars (9-2). Kelly Allaband gave Rising Sun a 1-0 lead 12 minutes into the second half. Five minutes later, Fallston's Caitlin Walker tied the score to force overtime.


No. 8 Dulaney 3, No. 14 Hereford 0 -- Danielle Parker had 11 kills and Maria DiPietro had four aces to power the Lions (7-1) past the Bulls (7-1). Dulaney won, 25-13, 25-11, 25-6.

Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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