Mt. Hebron sophomores Maddie Casto and Annabelle Kazanas were enjoying field hockey in combination since they have been little.
That connectivity used to be on complete show right through the Vikings’ game-winning goal of their 3-2 victory over No. 5 Glenelg Thursday. Off an unsettled state of affairs, Kazanas beat the Gladiators to the ball and promptly discovered Casto, who temporarily fired the shot throughout the some distance put up 7 mins, 34 seconds into overtime, earlier than being swarmed through teammates.
“It’s kind of funny because on JV we won the game the exact same way against Glenelg last year,” Casto stated. “We’ve been playing together for a long time and it was just the chemistry.”
Mt. Hebron entered Wednesday night time’s recreation keenly conscious about its struggles towards Glenelg in earlier seasons, together with a 9-2 defeat in 2021. With a tender roster, the Vikings have labored on final composed in the course of the fluctuation of feelings in a recreation.
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“That has been one of our weaknesses and we really talked a lot about it over the last week,” Mt. Hebron trainer Jeannette Ireland stated. (*5*)
The first part used to be a defensive combat as neither group used to be ready to to find the again of the online. Both Mt. Hebron’s Kylie Ritter and Glenelg’s Trinity Shackelford have been robust in goal, contesting a number of pictures.
The 2nd part, then again, used to be a unique tale, because the Vikings were given at the board simply 54 seconds in, as senior Ella Schropp trickled a shot previous Shackelford on a rebound. Glenelg quickly spoke back on its first penalty nook of the 3rd duration, and AJ Eyre beat Ritter to the some distance put up.
Continuing the back-and-forth combat, Mt. Hebron (5-2 total, 3-1 Howard County) reclaimed the lead 3 mins later off a penalty nook. Working the ball round thru a number of avid gamers, sophomore AC Lindner tucked the ball in on a move from Schropp.
The Gladiators managed extra of the ownership to get started the general duration, which led to the tying goal. Off a penalty nook, Brinkley Eyre chipped the ball to Kate Kim, who tapped it in for the end because the pendulum of momentum persisted.
“I feel like we took the things that we were weak in the last game and we’ve improved them,” Glenelg trainer Christina Giampalmo stated. “Passing has become so much better.”
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With the depth emerging down the stretch, each groups had penalty corners within the ultimate 4 mins. Glenelg’s final got here with 9 seconds final. However, Ritter used to be there to make a diving save to ship the sport to overtime.
During the sudden-death duration, Mt. Hebron’s protection tightened up and didn’t permit Glenelg (3-2, 2-1) any penalty nook alternatives. As the 10-minute duration improved, the Vikings spent extra time within the Gladiators’ attacking zone. Shackelford stoned all of them — till the leap forward tally.
“I just think setting a foundation for a younger team as we grow throughout the years,” Kazanas stated of the group’s mentality. “Having this win against Glenelg is really helping with our confidence, which I think is really good.”