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Howard County Stampede
The Howard County Stampede fifth/sixth grade team beat Carroll Manor, 3-1, bringing its season record to 3-0. The Stampede's first goal was launched by Katie Schaaf on a cross-goal pass from Jenna Boarman. The Stampede's relentless offensive pressure by Kimberly Markovitz, Schylar Healy, Molly Fleming, Rebecca Dean, Brook Leahy, Meghan Milani, Maggie Finamore, Amy Albrecht and Nina Collins kept an aggressive Carroll Manor scrambling.
The second half was sparked by Mary Kate Olson with two quick goals. Victoria Mason had an assist.
The Stampede's defense was anchored by goalies Kelly Shuman and Meagan Whalen each making numerous stops. While defenders Emily Stansky, Jini Seils, and Delanie Healy held off the furious Carroll Manor attackers.
Columbia Soccer Club travel
The CSC Riptide (U-13 girls) played the St. Jane Freedom to a 2-2 tie. Freedom scored first, but the Riptide's Anne Grandfield answered with a breakaway.
Freedom scored again in the second half, but in the final minutes of the game, Kelly Holt sent a long pass to Joanne Connelly whose shot was rebuffed then touched in by Grandfield to tie the game. Kelly Rogan and Kelsey Kleinhen earned Player of the Game awards.
The CSC Galaxy (U-15 boys) defeated Team America 89, 1-0. The single goal was a penalty kick by Chris Quamina eight minutes into the game.
Soccer Association of Columbia travel
The SAC United Classic I (U-13 boys) defeated SWYA Virginia United, 4-3, with Jimmy Peterson, Taylor Teodosio and Bobby Driggers (two) scoring. Peterson and Anthony Boccio had assists.
The Columbia United Premier (U-13 boys) defeated the Alexandria Titans, 3-0. Guy Skord (penalty kick), Jon Talbot (assisted by Kevin Sullivan) and Brian Gibbons scored the goals. The midfielders, led by Chris Fischer, Tony Riso, Russell Umstead, Brian Alvarez, Kyle Butler and Amir Shahegh, controlled the game.
SAC United (U-9 girls) pulled off a 3-1 victory against the FREE Strikers in a Central Maryland Short-Sided League match. SAC's Ellen Jefferson scored two well-placed goals and Selena Chin pounded one in. Karli Smiraglia, Rowan McGarry and Emily Marlatt were fearless in goal.
SAC Columbia United/Donovan (U-9 girls) had a scoreless draw with the Freedom Revolution. Evana Pino and Katie Cocozza gave good efforts and really hustled. Samantha Kay was named MVP for her great all-around play.
The SAC United Classic II (U-12 boys) opened their Baltimore Beltway season with a 3-0 win against Glyndon SC Armageddon. Andrew Vantucci, Matt Nierwienski and Cameron Kirby (assisted by Trevor Haynes) scored. Sweeper Eric Greenhaus and keeper Dave Kuper led the defense, which shut down Glyndon's scoring.
Thunder Soccer Club travel
The Thunder Ajax (U-12 boys) remained in first place (3-0-1) after a 2-1 NCSL victory over the Chantilly Chargers.
Ajax dominated but the game was scoreless until the last few minutes of the first half when midfielder David Safren slipped the ball through the defense to Andrew Nesterak, who shot quickly.
A converted penalty kick put the Chargers back into the game, 1-1, just before the half. It was the first goal the scored against the Ajax in four games.
In the second half, the Chargers' kick-and-run style of play, forced midfielder Scott Hands and defenders Josh Scotton, Connor McNeil and Patrick Sullivan to chase the ball down deep into their own end of the field and thread it through to their forwards, an exhausting task. In the last few minutes of the game, Garrett Smith lofted the ball just in front of the goal and Alexander Kenny gathered it in and scored.
The Thunder Soccer Club Cobras (U-12 boys) overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit to tie ASA United, 3-3 in NCSL Division II play. Gavin Stephenson and Josh Grimes (two) scored the Cobra goals. One of Grimes' goals was a header from an indirect penalty shot from Stephenson.
The entire Cobras team played sensational in the second half, especially in the midfield led by Ricky Altema, Ryan Craig, Nicholas Buric and Nate Pascale. Goalkeeper Adam D'Amico had an outstanding second half stopping every shot by ASA.
Howard County Terps
A courageous effect led by Mark Dardin was not enough to stop the Howard Terps (7-9A) from rolling to their fifth-straight victory over the CCC Warriors.
A touchdown run by Brady Curley got the Terps rolling. The special teams play of Malik Gilmore and Kyle Kadammian led to 50-yard punt return by Elijah Harris. The strong side offensive line play of Reed Wehrmister led to a touchdown by Andre Levrone and set up a 55-yard touchdown run by Paul Haley to close out the scoring.
The Howard County Terps (age 8-10) defeated the CCC Warriors, 25-0. Chris Childers caught a long pass and rushed more than 30 yards to score. Then Van Carroll, Richie Randall and Allen Bright each got a touchdown, and Jarren Tyler gained an extra point. Jonathan Gao, Amarai Kemerer, Donte Lee, Davin Ray, Donte Thomas played well for the Terps' offense. Brandon Coleman, John Dorherty, Connor Garvey and Vinney Schneider made defensive stops for the Terps.
The Warriors were led by T. Higgins, S. Jones, R. Vaughn and A. Barnes on defense.
The Columbia Ravens Purple (age 9-11) defeated Catonsville, 7-0. Eddie Robinson started the game with a 65-yard touchdown return of the opening kick. The offense piled up yardage behind the strong blocking of Ben Gulliford, Royce Onyimba, Kurtis Coleman, Jason Johnson and Jordan Wells. The defense chalked up its second shutout of the season with strong play from linebackers Jordan Griffin, Ben Harvey and Trevor Williams, who had two quarterback sacks and an interception.
The Ravens then lost to St. Peter's of Montgomery County, 14-6. Dajon Modeste passed to wide receiver Anthony Ratliffe for the Ravens touchdown.
The Elkridge Hurricanes defeated the Columbia Bulldogs, 29-6, to improve their record to 4-1 in the Central Maryland Football League 7-9 American tackle program. Conner McKinney started the Hurricanes scoring with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Joey Rolando. The big plays continued as Kyle Jones scored from 40 yards out. Peter Turner finished the scoring by taking a handoff from David Wolf and galloping 42 yards to the end zone.
The scoring was a direct result of excellent blocking provided by Patrick Mullins, Danny Nalepa, J.T. Hipp, Michael Bullock, Mitchell Wolf and John Leimbach. Special teams play was a factor in the game as well. Robert Armstrong returned the opening kickoff of the second half 68 yards for a score.
The Bulldog offense was led by Brody Leftridge, Troy Samuels and Tyrell St. Jean. Samuels scored from one-yard out after a nifty 15-yard run by St. Jean on the previous play.
Howard County Youth Program Raiders
The HCYP Raiders swept a doubleheader from Damascus, 18-8 and 14-1. Joey Burke (four) and Adam Green (three) had RBIs in the first game. Justin Garber drove in two additional runs while Joe Kolodrubetz, Kevin McDowell and Cody Jaeger delivered key hits to drive in runs.
In the second game, pitchers Erik Sackandy, Green, and Kevin McDowell held Damascus to four hits. Ted Trapuzzano and Joey Burke each tripled.
Western Howard County Renegades
The Western Howard County Renegades (15-U) swept Reisterstown last weekend in Mid-Maryland Travel Association play. The Renegades won the first game, 6-0. Jonathan Blasher and Paul Tsikerdanos combined to pitch a two-hit shutout while Jeff Randolph (three), Andrew Hahn (two hits) and Darren Scanlon (two RBIs) provided the offense.
The Renegades won the second game, 4-0, as Jeff Randolph, Doug Carpenter and Tony Prescott combined to pitch a three-hit shutout.
Jeff Crosswhite and Chris DeFeo combined for a one-hit shutout as the Maryland Longhorns blanked the Maryland Bombers, 12-0. The Longhorns were led offensively by Drew Farber and Chris Acker. Codi McIntyre, Brooks Briel and Jake Taylor turned a double play.