Northwest Girls Remain Unbeaten After Comeback Win; Boys Win in Overtime at QO
On Monday, the Lady Jags knew that they’d have to be ready for a tough match against bitter rival Quince Orchard. Jags and the Cougars just don’t get along. The Lady Jags entered Monday’s game at Northwest 3-0-1, with victories over Sherwood (4-0) and B-CC (2-1), as well as a draw against Howard County’s Marriotts Ridge and a win over Hereford in the Linganore Tournament.
This was QO. This was the first conference game. This was a rivalry game.
The Lady Cougars came out attacking the ball. The QO players did not allow Northwest to have any time or space on the ball. Every possession was challenged. In the first half, the Lady Cougars looked quicker and more determined than the Jags.
The Lady Jags were pressured and harassed in the mid-field by QO’s Beth Ellinport, Brittney Mills, and Mari Wari time and time again. That pressure paid off for the Cougars when junior Mallory Rosenfeld found QO’s senior captain Jamie Fink who was able to get a shot past Northwest keeper Kaitlyn Dold with 32:29 remaining in the first half.
Northwest threatened with 22:00 left in the half. A Northwest corner kick was on a trajectory to bend into the dangerous area in front of the goal, where a number of Jags were waiting to knock it home, but QO’s senior keeper Katie Ericson was able to get a hand up and punch it out of the box, where it be cleared.