Northwest Girls Defeat a Scrappy Seneca Valley Team, 3-0
In another Home/Away game, where the away team was the “technically the home” team the Seneca Valley Lady Eagles “hosted” the Northwest Lady Jags at the Northwest field on Monday night, and while the Lady Eagles came up short, the young Seneca Valley team showed some future promise in the 3-0 loss.
The Lady Jags entered the game with a record of 5-2-1, while the Lady Eagles were 3-5 before Monday night’s matchup of cross-town rivals.
The Lady Jags scored two goals in the first half, and one in the second half to earn their sixth victory of the season. Northwest goalkeeper Sophia Anthony earned her fourth shutout of the season. The Seneca Valley team all wore orange hair ribbons in memory of Josh Snyder, the Northwest student who tragically died in a car crash the week before the game.
The Jags are currently 2-2 and tied for third place in the tough 4A West division, with wins over Wootton and Clarksburg, and losses to Richard Montgomery and Gaithersburg. Northwest has outscored opponents 20 to six this season.
With three games remaining in the regular season, including a big matchup with Quince Orchard (8-1) in Germantown on Thursday, Oct. 11, which is followed by a road tilt with Whitman (5-1) next Tuesday, Oct. 16, and a finally a home game versus Damascus (5-1-1) on Thursday, Oct. 18.
The Jags have three seniors on the 2018 team, Cailynn Adelman, Audra Haines, and Riley Jefferson. The Lady Jags seem poised to improve on last year’s record of 8-3-1, regular season title as they prepare for another deep postseason run. Last year, Northwest lost to rival and eventual regional champion Quince Orchard, 1-0, in overtime in the third round of the playoffs
The young Seneca team also celebrated senior night at Northwest honoring the two seniors on the team, Nicole Curtis and Ronna Domingo. With Monday night’s loss, the Lady Eagles fall to 3-6 on the season, with
victories over Northwood, Watkins Mill, and Blake. The Lady Eagles are much improved over season’s record of 1-11-1, which saw them exiting the postseason in the first round after a loss to Walkersville.
Seneca Valley is currently in tied for fourth place in the 3A/2A West division with a record of 2-3. The Lady Eagles have three games left in the regular season a Friday night matchup with Wheaton (2-5-1) at Blair High School on Oct. 12, followed by a Saturday, afternoon game against Poolesville (4-3-1) on Oct. 13. The Eagles will finish the regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 16 against Paint Branch (1-4-5).
On the men’s side of things, the Northwest Jags defeated Seneca Valley on Monday by a score of 11-0 at Northwest, in a game held prior to the girls’ matchup, the Jags improve to 6-3 on the season while the Screamin’ Eagles fall to 1-7. The Jags will face Whitman (6-1-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and finish the regular season with a matchup against Damascus (4-2-1) on Thursday, Oct. 18. Northwest currently sits in fourth in the 4A West with a record of 2-2 in the division.
Top: Tense moment as Northwest’s Cailynn Adelman(9) attempted to head the ball into the Seneca Valley goal, but it was turned away from the goal by Seneca Valley’s freshman goalkeeper Erica Sell (1) and junior Morgan Pugh (14).
Next: Northwest junior Isabelle Butler (7) and Seneca Valley senior Ronna Domingo (4) battle for the ball during Monday’s matchup between the two Germantown schools.
Next: Northwest senior Cailynn Alderman (9).
Next: Seneca Valley’s junior Hanna Himes (16) takes a free kick after a Northwest foul.
Next: Seneca Valley’s senior Nicole Curtis (7) defends a Northwest attacker.
Next: Northwest sophomore Kara Leary (12) and Seneca Valley junior Morgan Pugh (14) battle for the ball.
Photos by Germantown Pulse