Girls soccer: C. Milton Wright wins sixth UCBAC title

Mustangs win third straight conference crown with 4-0 over Rising Sun

  • C. Milton Wright's Kathy Kammerer keeps her eye on the ball as she fights for position against Rising Sun's Danielle Steen during the UCBAC girls soccer championships at Bel Air High School Tuesday.
C. Milton Wright's Kathy Kammerer keeps her eye on the… (PHOTO BY NICOLE MUNCHEL,…)
October 27, 2011

The C. Milton Wright girls overcame a flat start at Tuesday evening's UCBAC soccer championship game to knock off the Rising Sun Tigers, 4-0, and capture their third consecutive conference title.

With the victory, the Mustangs (10-2 overall), who outscored their Chesapeake (upper) Division opponents, 22-0, en route to a perfect 6-0 record, have taken six of the eight UCBAC crowns that have been contested so far.

CMW's first proper scoring opportunity came in 11 minutes into the contest, when Angela Kuhn sent an in-swing corner kick over the Rising Sun goalkeeper's head and across the goal mouth, but the lunging Kathy Kammerer was unable to get her left foot on the ball and it skipped out of bounds.

Less than a minute after Kuhn's corner kick, Kammerer sent a through ball to Megan Frailer, who was being held onside by the Rising Sun sweeper. Frailer touched the ball once to shed the Tiger defender and unleashed a hard left-foot shot from 15 yards out, but her attempt went just wide of the right post.

Frailer was at it again in the games 17th minute, blasting a shot with her right foot from just past the 12-yard hash, but the ball went wide left.

Rising Sun had two scoring chances halfway through the first half, twice getting one-on-one opportunities with CMW keeper Stacy Venanzi, but both times the Tigers' ball-handler rushed her shot and came up short.

After wrestling control back from the Susquehanna Division champs, the Mustangs put up their first tally with 14 minutes left in the first half. Kuhn got the rebound on a failed Rising Sun clearance kick at the top of the box, found a clear shot and ripped the ball into the low left side, past Rising Sun's diving goalkeeper.

Six minutes after the Mustangs' opening tally, Frailer took a pass just inside the penalty box, cut once to the center of the field to drop a defender and sent a shot to the same spot Kuhn had hit, putting CMW up, 2-0.

The Chesapeake champs wasted little time distancing themselves in the second half, scoring twice in the opening two minutes. Alyssa Austen scored a short-range goal at the 38:30 mark and 20 seconds later Liz Burgee took a midfield through pass, blasted past the defender marking her and buried a 12-yard shot with her right foot to close out scoring for the evening.

Patriots edge Fallston

In Monday's girls soccer battle between host-team Fallston and John Carroll, the visiting Patriots, playing their third match in five days, defeated the Cougars, 2-1.

Fallston went up, 1-0, 15 minutes into the contest, when Brianna Worthington knocked a shot into the John Carroll net.

"The shot had a crazy spin on it," John Carroll head coach Gary Lynch said. "And, it took an unusual bounce between one of our defenders and goalie Gina Maiorana."

Before the half-time whistle, John Carroll was able to tie the match at one, as sophomore defender Sophi Centi after the Patriots had worked the ball into the Fallston penalty area with a string of five passes.

John Carroll's Olivia DiFonso scored the game-winning goal in the second half.

Maiorana finished the game with six saves, while Kayla Reilly had 12 saves in goal for Fallston.

Fallston closes with win

The Fallston girls closed out there regular season on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Hereford side.

The Cougars' goals came from Jamie Harmon, Brooke Nigron and Katie Mitchell.

Maggie Clough dished out two assists in the victory.

HdG falls to Panthers

In their regular-season closer on Tuesday, the Havre de Grace girls Warriors were knocked off 4-1 by host-team Perryville. The game, originally scheduled to be played Oct. 19 but postponed because of foul weather, was played on the same night as the UCBAC championship matchup between C. Milton Wright and Rising Sun. Perryville led the game 1-0 at half-time. Havre de Grace's lone goal was scored by Helen Boniface.

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