The No. 6 Westminster Owls (3-0) had never been to the Sally E. Nyborg Field Hockey Invitational at Roland Park before Saturday but had no trouble making themselves at home.
The Owls warmed up with a 2-1 victory over host Roland Park and then, with goalie Emily Cauliflower making 14 saves, beat No. 10 Fallston, 3-1.
FOR THE RECORD - A story in Sunday's Sports section incorrectly identified the player who scored the winning goal in Westminster's 2-1 field hockey victory over Roland Park Country School. She was senior Ally Moody.
The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.
Westminster senior midfielder Lindsay Nichols scored both winning goals.
"I took my time and set up for the play [against Fallston]," Nichols said.
"I was aiming for a corner, but it went between the goalie's legs. I knew we needed a goal. I was just trying to stay calm and put it in."
No. 2 Severna Park also won twice in the tournament that benefits Lupus research, beating Fallston, 2-0, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 3-0.
"It was not polished," said Falcons coach Lil Shelton, who earned her 497th and 498th career wins. "We've been practicing four weeks without a game. Boring. So we were looking forward to this."
Roland Park beat St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, 2-1, in overtime on a goal by junior forward Caroline Seats. Shortly before the goal, teammate Meredith Callis had kept play alive by sweeping the ball off the goal line.
Fallston, which kept Westminster's Cauliflower busy, dominated the first half but had only one goal by senior captain Caitlin Dempsey. The Owls took charge after halftime.
"I told them to play at our pace and control the ball," Owls coach Mary Rivera said.
Owls senior Ally Moody scored the final goal in the 3-1 victory.
Westminster 3, Fallston 1
Goals: W-Keffer, Nichols, Moody. F-Dempsey. Assists: W-Keffer, Macera. Saves: W-Cauliflower 14. F-Milchling 6. Half: 1-1.