Category: Sports

Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse Week in Review

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Centennial Girls’ lacrosse team closed out a tough week with two, great in-county wins. The Eagles defeated River Hill on Tuesday, April 23, and rival Mount Hebron on Thursday, April 26.

The two crucial wins last week allowed Centennial to continue their perfect record in county play. Tuesday’s matchup against River Hill challenged the girls to come back from behind and persevere through tough obstacles thrown their way.

After just the first seven minutes of play, Centennial had taken a 3-0 lead. Struggling to regain possession, the Eagles scored just one goal in the following fifteen minutes as River Hill took a 7-4 lead.

They cut the lead to two points at halftime, but found themselves battling from behind for the majority of the second half.

With under three minutes remaining in the second half, junior Rasa Welsh scored her fifth goal of the evening to tie the game at 15, followed by a goal from sophomore Louisa Lagera to put the Eagles ahead.

Both Welsh and Louisa Lagera scored five goals in their 16-15 win over River Hill, along with three goals from senior Marissa Lagera.

With just one day to prepare for possibly their biggest game of the season, Centennial had no time to celebrate their victory over River Hill.

On Thursday, April 26, the girls traveled to Mount Hebron High School to take on their biggest rival.

Centennial got out to a quick start on offense, scoring a total of ten goals in the first half alone.

Welsh would finish the game with six goals, but it was junior Carolina Pelligrini that the girls had to thank for ultimately winning the game.

After a back-and-forth battle, the game was all tied up at the end of regulation. Just minutes into overtime, Pelligrini scored the golden goal to put the Eagles ahead and secure the 16-15 victory over Mount Hebron.

A tough loss to Marriotts Ridge on Monday has Centennial rethinking their game plan for Wednesday’s matchup against Glenelg. The girls will host Glenelg for their senior night on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30pm.

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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Wins Overtime Thriller Versus Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, April 26, the Centennial Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse team defeated their rival Mount Hebron High School 6-5 in overtime.

The game-winning goal came from senior midfielder Andrew Kauffman who scored with 3:40 left in overtime. Junior attackman Connor Carpenter assisted Kauffman, who was cutting down the middle for the goal which would secure the Eagles the victory.

Early in the first quarter, the Eagles found themselves down 2-0, but were able to regain their momentum on defense to allow no more goals in the second half, leading at halftime 3-2.

It was a back-and-forth game in the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, junior midfielder Ty Sams scored an unassisted goal to tie the game 5-5.

In overtime, sophomore midfielder Ryan Firebaugh won the opening faceoff which gave the Eagles the first opportunity to score which the Eagles converted on.

The boys’ lacrosse team’s next game will be against Glenelg High School on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30pm.

 

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Centennial Boys’ Lacrosse Keeps Undefeated Season Alive

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Adithi Soogoor

On Tuesday, April 9, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity lacrosse team kept their undefeated season alive by defeating Arundel High School 10-4. The Eagles advanced to 7-0 this season.

Centennial was led by senior attackman Peter Krawczyk who scored five goals in the game. Junior attackman Connor Carpenter contributed as well, with two goals of his own. Junior midfielder Ty Sams distributed the ball nicely and finished the game with two assists.

The first half was a defensive game, as Centennial only had a 3-1 halftime lead, but thanks to Krawczyk and his three goals in the third quarter, the Eagles’ offense was able to extend their lead.

The Eagles were in control throughout the entire game. Centennial never allowed Arundel to take the lead.

The boys’ lacrosse team looks to continue their undefeated season when they go up against one of the top teams in the county, Marriotts Ridge High School, on Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm.

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Centennial Varsity Girls’ Softball Destroys Atholton

Words: Shawn Kruhm

On Wednesday, April 3, the Centennial Girls’ softball team forced a mercy rule and defeated Atholton by a final score of 14-1.

Centennial dominated in the field and at the plate. Junior Jordan Hinz pitched a full game. She finished with 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits.

Despite an outstanding performance from Hinz, she could not have done it without assistance from her teammates.

The Eagles came out swinging, scoring a quick five runs in the second inning. The girls continued to dominate throughout the following innings.

In the fourth inning, they cycled through the entire order and scored eight runs.

Junior commit Lauren Marcotte finished with three hits, including one double, one run batted in, and one stolen base.

Centennial will look to improve their 4-3 record on Friday, April 5 at Oakland Mills.

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Centennial Hosts a Track and Field Meet

Words: Sarah Paz

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, April 2, Centennial hosted a track and field meet. Atholton, Howard, Long Reach, Mount Hebron and Reservoir competed.

The Centennial sprinting team excelled in all of their events. Both the girls’ and boys’ sprinting teams won second place in the 400-meter relay race. Senior Marco Ayhon and junior Tyler Dan scored in the top ten of the 200-meter race.

The Centennial distance team raced especially well in the 800-meter race. Seniors Alison Betler and Katie Pistner and sophomore Michelle Weaver scored in the top 20, while sophomores Jake Cole, Fernando Duraes and Andrew Bank, along with junior Jacob Muma were in the top 15.

Sophomore jumper Victoria Pearson scored fifth in the triple-jump, and sophomore Liam Lovering won first in the discus event.

The Centennial track and field team will be competing in the Pikesville Track and Field Invite this Saturday, April 6.

 

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Centennial Varsity Baseball Week in Review

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Adithi Soogoor

Centennial Varsity baseball earned their first and second victories of the season last week after winning two straight games against Hammond High School and Wilde Lake High School.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Eagles defeated Hammond High School 4-1 after a strong pitching performance by sophomore Conarie Steinbach. Steinbach allowed only one hit and one run over five innings pitched. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead scoring all four of their runs in the first three innings to secure the victory.

The baseball team then faced Wilde Lake High School the next day on March 27, where they were able to win 9-0. Again, the Eagles’ pitching led the team to victory as senior Matt Durkee pitched five scoreless innings and only allowed two hits. Offensively, nine different players got at least one hit for Centennial.

The Eagles’ winning streak ended on Friday, March 29, after an 8-3 loss against rival Mount Hebron High School.

The baseball team’s in-county record is now 2-2 and overall 2-3.

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