High school highlights: Marriotts Ridge hands Atholton its first loss, 3-1

High school highlights

Long Reach defeats Glenelg, Howard also wins

January 09, 2012

Ice hockey

Fans packed the Gardens Ice House in Laurel for a match-up between two undefeated teams, with Marriotts Ridge edging Atholton, 3-1, on Friday.

Atholton's Avery Shepherd started the scoring in the first period with an unassisted goal. Marriotts Ridge answered with a goal by Guy Scarpaci, assisted by Kyle Davis, to tie the score at 1-1 after one.

Neither team scored in the second period, but Marriotts Ridge seized control in the third. Marriotts Ridge goalie Dylan Schoen denied an Atholton penalty shot early in the period and then, minutes later, Davis scored to put the Mustangs ahead. Scarpaci picked up the assist on the play. Marriotts Ridge's final goal was scored on a penalty shot by T.J. Clingerman.

Marriotts Ridge is now 5-0; Atholton drops to 4-1.

Long Reach (5-0) defeated Glenelg (2-4) for the first time in eight years, earning a 9-4 victory. Lightning sophomore Pete Dudley scored five goals, while seniors Jarek Milauskas and Jansen Earle added two goals each. In addition to the goal scorers, Long Reach also got assists from Dominic Sesto, Jeff Dudley (three) and Thomas Reboullet.

Glenelg's goals were scored by Charlie Harrison (two), Jake Valenze and Johnny Lyons, with assists by Harrison and Lyons. Glenelg goalie Tyler Hough made 32 saves, while Long Reach's Josh Fleming turned away 17 shots.

Howard got a goal from Konnor Ruggles with 19 seconds left and an insurance tally at the buzzer by Doug Noonan to knock off Wilde Lake/Hammond/Oakland Mills, 11-9. The game had five ties and five lead changes.

The Lions, which improved to 2-3, were led by Philip LoPresto (two goals, ywo assists), Justin Overstreet (goal, assist), Blake Gleadall (two goals), Tyler McCauley (assist), Matt Taylor (two goals), Noonan (goal, assist), Ruggles (two goals, assist) and Alex Beklik (goal). Goalie David Boudjeda faced 19 shots, making 10 saves in the game.

WHO goalie Alexa Kanakry faced 38 shots in the game, making 27 saves. WHO's record dropped to 1-4 on the season, despite the offensive efforts of Andrew Amick (five goals, assist), Ben Burmester (two goals), Kat Mackey (two assists), Zach Johnson (goal) and Michael Amick (goal).

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