INDIAN CREEK SCHOOL 5, ELIZABETH SETON HIGH SCHOOL 0
Indian Creek went on the road to play the only high school field hockey team in Prince George's County, the Elizabeth Seton Roadrunners, in weather that was a nice break from last week's scorcher — and there was even a delightful mist making the field extra-quick for the 4 p.m. start.
The Eagles came ready to play and got on the board early with a goal by senior Maddy Evans assisted by freshman Elàn Martin.
The Roadrunners were not to go gently however, and had quite a few fast breaks led by freshman lightning bolt Callahan Day.
Unfortunately for Day, junior center back Liz Foster and junior goalkeeper Kendyl Underwood coordinated their efforts well and were able to keep the Eagles' goal clear for the day.
For much of the game, sophomore Ellie Sharma was an offensive catalyst on the right side and it was only fitting that hard-running junior forward Sonia Homick scored the second goal of the game by putting in a beautiful cross from Sharma to close out the opening half, 2-0.
The second half saw the Eagles improve on defense with some strong block-tackling from freshman Kylie McLay, senior Paige Wells and sophomore Olivia Maisano, which fueled several counterattacks led by the selfless leads of senior Lauren Bode and sophomore Ava Rouse.
After two more goals — Maisano unassisted and Homick assisted by Martin — it was Sharma who closed out the scoring with a well struck penalty corner from the top of the circle to the lower left side boards to complete the scoring.
ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 5, ROLAND PARK COUNTRY SCHOOL O
The Cavs improved to 5-1 with a shutout of Roland Park in the A Conference season opener Wednesday afternoon.
Margot Lawn scored three times for Spalding while Olivia Malamphy and Lindsay Beardmore notched the other goals.
Lilly Grant assisted twice and Malamphy and Jules Ramey also had helpers.
In the goal, Jess Wallace made two saves and Sophie Somerville was credited with one stop.
JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL 2, GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL 1
Goals by Ellie Bruggeman and Kendall Rittmeyer and an assist by Emma Campitelli lifted John Carroll over Glenelg Country School, 2-1, on Tuesday afternoon in A Conference action.
Samantha Wollman notched the Dragons' only goal on an assist by Anna Kearney.
Alexis Loder finished with four saves for the Patriots while the Dragons' Ishika Kathuria had six stops in the setback.
SEVERN SCHOOL 6, PARK SCHOOL 1
Severn broke into the win column in a big way for the first time in three tries this season by beating Park, 6-1.
Senior midfielder Sydney Kirchenheiter helped the Admirals get off to a fast start when she took a reverse shot on a loose ball in the circle to score the first goal before junior forward Ally Dixon picked up a clear off the goalie pads for the second Severn tally.
Kirchenheiter's unassisted goal ignited a strong second half for coach Betz Wild's team.
Senior forward Abi Poindexter picked up a loose ball off the goalie pads for the fourth Severn goal and sophomore midfielder Libby Wild flicked one high in the net on a slip pass from sophomore forward Regan King for the fifth.
Dixon converted a hard pass across the circle from King to wrap up the scoring for the Admirals against Park goalie Mollie Post, who finished with six saves.
The Bruins' lone goal against Severn goalie Arielle Hillock (5 saves) came from Julia Russell on a pass from Sydney Lowe.
Severn, which led at the half, 2-1, earned eight penalty corners to four for the Bruins.
MCDONOGH SCHOOL 3, MARYVALE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 2
Senior midfielder Emma Schettig, junior midfielder Izzy Marsh and senior forward Lila Huddles scored for in the Eagles' win over the Lions in A Conference action on Thursday afternoon.
Senior forward Katelyn Whittle and Schettig had assists for McDonogh while Eagle goalie Liv Geoghan was credited with four saves in the victory.
"Maryvale had a strong offensive line that ran our defense hard," McDonogh coach Denise Wolf said. "Jillian Ansell led our defense with her smart ball control. She stepped to the ball, intercepting quite a few passes and used her skills to carry the ball up the field. She was a major factor in keeping the ball out of the circle and the cage."
Lizzie DeGuzman assisted goals by Olivia Cerasoli and Tess Keppel for Maryvale, which also fell to St. Mary's by the same score earlier in the week.