South River wins tourney in overtime

September 13, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

The No. 1 Bryn Mawr field hockey team had a reality check Saturday at the South River Invitational, while No. 4 Glenelg and No. 5 South River fought it out for the title. South River won the tournament, 3-2, in overtime on a blast by senior captain Courtney Thompson.

"It was definitely exciting," Thompson said. "We decided to move me down further for the hit in overtime because the field was so rough further out. When Stacey [Mackintosh] got me the ball, I realized I had the perfect angle  and I just hit it as hard as I could."

She hit it so hard Glenelg defenders jumped out of the way, giving the ball a clear path to the goal.

It is the fifth straight year the Seahawks have won the trophy in their 11-year-old event. Thompson, Abbey Lawrence (3 goals), Mackintosh (three goals) and goalie Shannon Flanagan (15 saves) helped make the difference. In the opening games, Bryn Mawr lost, 5-1 to a strong Glenelg team before coming back to beat Quince Orchard, 5-0, which lost 5-0 to South River.

Glenelg was led by Alyssa Parker (2 goals against South River, 3 assists against Bryn Mawr), Kayleigh Hinkle (2 goals) and Meagan Guthrie (2 goals). The Gladiators also got strong defensive team play in front of JV freshman goalie Amanda Hoyt in the Bryn Mawr game, as Hoyt adjusted to playing her first game due to senior goalie Christy Bishop being sidelined with an illness that could keep her out two weeks. Against South River, the freshman made nine saves, basically keeping the Gladiators in the second half.

"This one was really tough," Parker said. "They were very solid in the back."

Glenelg, 2-1, was tough, too, but couldn't get control of the ball in overtime and South River made the most of its opportunity.

"I'm excited by this," said South River coach Katie Corcoran, whose team starts the season, 2-0. "We're a young team and we're coming together so well."

Despite Bryn Mawr's loss to Glenelg, Mawrtians' coach Jeanette Budzik also left the tournament happy. "A lot of our players learned to compete in that game," Budzik said. "I think that showed in our game against Quince Orchard. I'd like to have a rematch with Glenelg. We played a much faster, stronger second game. Â I know we started at No. 1, maybe we'll end there, too. I know we're going to try."

Bryn Mawr is now 2-1overall and 1-0 in the IAAM A Conference.

Sally Nyborg Invitational

The Sally Nyborg Invitational did what it was supposed to do -- honoring the memory of the Roland Park Country School teen who died of complications of lupus; showcasing some of the best field hockey, a sport that was Nyborg's passion; and raising money for the Hopkins Lupus Research Fund.

A large crowd turned out for the tournament that saw No. 2 Severna Park and No. 8 Westminster win both of their games; Severna Park beating No. 9 Fallston, 4-3, and Bethesda Chevy Chase, 3-1; while Westminster defeated Fallston, 5-1, and No. 15 Roland Park, 4-0.

"It was a great day," said Roland Park coach Debbie Bloodsworth, whose team went 1-1, with a 3-1 win over St. Stephen's and St. Agnes.

Caroline Seats scored all three of Roland Park's goals against SSSA, while Westminster's Meghan Macera had a hat trick in each of her team's games.

Severna Park was playing its first two games of the season; Westminster improved to 4-0.

Garrison wins own tourney

Back-to-back shutouts gave No. 10 Garrison Forest victory in its tournament.

Led by Erica Marshal's two goals and one from Megan Rossi in the Grizzlies' first game, Garrison Forest beat Mount Hebron, 3-0, despite a 13-save performance by goalie Megan Culler.

In the championship game, Garrison beat Mount de Sales, 4-0, which had earned a 1-0 shootout victory over Winters Mill. The Grizzlies, now 3-2, got two goals and an assist from Brooke Adler.

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