Centennial girls upset Mt. Hebron in lacrosse

Vikings' 18-year win streak in Howard Co. ends

April 16, 2008|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Special to The Sun

Mount Hebron's longtime girls lacrosse dynasty continued to erode yesterday at Centennial.

The Eagles, wearing black face paint, ended Mount Hebron's 18-year Howard County winning streak by upsetting the Vikings, 7-5.

It was a physical game dominated by Eagles goalkeeper Mary Teeters. Centennial also was the school that beat Mount Hebron 18 years ago.

"This game will always be etched in my mind," Teeters said. "I've never had a feeling like this before. It's indescribable."

Mount Hebron's 103-game winning streak ended last season, and a 10-year winning streak against Maryland teams ended earlier this season.

Teeters made 19 saves and four of them were on free position shots by Mount Hebron in the final seven minutes. Mount Hebron missed eight free position shots in the second half and nine for the game.

The No. 3 Vikings (5-2) also drew six yellow cards and one red card and played the final 17:47 down a player.

Centennial also drew four yellows and were down a player the final eight minutes.

"Mary Teeters had a magnet on that stick today and was the difference on that end," Vikings coach Brooke Kuhl-McClelland said. "Centennial did it all well."

Unranked Centennial (5-2) got goals from five players, including two goals apiece from Sarah Parks and Morgan Ashcroft.

The Eagles led 6-2 at halftime by scoring three times in the final 3:25, including two goals by Ashcroft.

Ninth-year Centennial coach Katie Clark, who played for Mount Hebron from 1991 to 1995 said, "This was the best feeling I've ever had. That was such a dynasty. It's the first time we've played them that our team was actually excited. There was no fear."

Softball

No. 4 Archbishop Spalding 4, No. 14 Institute of Notre Dame 3 -- Outfielder Jennifer Rindone singled home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning and junior pitcher Elaine Nescio struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to lead Archbishop Spalding past Institute of Notre Dame in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game at Patterson Park . First-place Spalding (8-0) improves to 7-0 in the conference, while the Indians (6-8) drop to 2-5 in the league. Andrea Catucci went 3-for-3 with a walk, hitting a third-inning homer to help the Cavaliers build a 3-1 lead. But Indians second baseman Lauren Vetock, who drove in her team's first run with a second-inning triple, hit a two-run homer to deep center to tie the game at 3 in the fourth. Meghan Van Meter led off the Cavaliers seventh inning with a single and later scored the winning run on Rindone's line drive up the middle with one out.

GLENN GRAHAM

Boys lacrosse

No. 10 Boys' Latin 10, No. 4 St. Mary's 9 -- Patrick Foster scored a game-high five goals, including the game-winner with less than two minutes to play, to help the host Lakers outlast the Saints (11-2). Matt Laymon and Nick Doub each scored three times in the loss.

Annapolis 8, Arundel 6 -- Chris Novak, Jake Wilhelm and Nate Porstel each scored a pair of goals as the Panthers (3-5) beat the visiting Wildcats (5-4).

Hereford 11, Franklin 8 -- The Bulls (6-1) used a four-goal fourth quarter to rally from a one-goal deficit and defeat the visiting Indians. Senior attackman Ryan Rock scored both of his goals in the period. Billy Stafford also added a goal in the fourth period and finished with three goals for the game.

Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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