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Girls’ Lacrosse Senior Night

On Tuesday, May 3, Centennial Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse defeated the Oakland Mills Scorpions 18-0.

Seniors Izzie Chausse, Peyton Conley, Samantha Courtemanche, Allie Durkee, Devin McIntyre, and Megan Oliver were honored with flowers and gifts. Senior managers Rachel Braun and Reese Western were also thanked for their contributions to the team during the season.

The Eagles offense generated a multitude of opportunities and the defense kept the Scorpions off the scoreboard.

McIntyre had four goals, Courtemanche had three, Chausse and Conley had two, Durkee, Oliver, juniors Laurie Bracey, Gabby Fairley, and Madi Griffin, along with sophomore Claudia Piltcher and freshman Marissa Lagera each had one goal.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Defeats Hammond in Season Opener

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Tuesday, March 22, Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse defeated Hammond 17-1 in their opening game.

Led by the offense, Centennial showed their stick skills and maneuvered around the Hammond defense. Seniors Devin McIntyre and Samantha Courtemanche were involved in multiple offensive plays and McIntyre led the team in goals.

Junior Madi Griffin played excellent defense on Hammond’s star player and kept her away from the goal, leading to Hammond’s single goal.

Centennial’s 17 goals were scored by nine different players. McIntyre had four goals, Courtemanche had three, junior Laurie Bracey and sophomore Kirsten Wikner had two each, and seniors Allie Durkee, Peyton Conley, Megan Oliver, junior Griffin, and sophomore Claudia Piltcher had one each.

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Girls’ Soccer Senior Night

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Tuesday, October 20, the Centennial Girls’ Soccer team took on Glenelg in the 2015 Senior Night game. The seniors honored were Reese Western, Mackenzie Brandon, Rachel Braun, Megan Oliver, Izzie Chausse, Jesse Dunagan, and Lynsey Reckard.

Centennial dominated the time of possession in the first half, getting multiple scoring chances in the first 15 minutes. Junior Jasmine McCree converted an opportunity 13 minutes into the game to put the Eagles ahead.

Continuing the offensive momentum, senior Reese Western scored on a very skillful shot less than 10 minutes after the first goal. Four minutes later, Western scored off a penalty kick to put the lead at 3-0 at halftime.

A big reason for the first half dominance was the intensity of the defense and midfield. Seniors Megan Oliver and Jesse Dunagan, along with junior Cristina Narron played airtight defense, stopping any Genelg attack quickly and efficiently.

Senior Allie Durkee and sophomore Kirsten Wikner created multiple scoring chances in the middle of the field and set up their teammates nicely.

Seven minutes into the second half, Western completed the hat trick, extending the lead to 4-1. Glenelg would put one shot in the back of the net, but that was all they would get, as Centennial won 4-1.

Centennial’s next game is at Reservoir on October 22.

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Weekend In The Country Review

Words: Meghan Moore

On October 3 and 4, Merriweather Post Pavilion welcomed thousands of country music lovers for the WPOC Weekend in the Country. The annual two-day festival was headlined by Sam Hunt and Brantley Gilbert, with artists like Chris Janson, Cam, Thompson Square, and Canaan Smith performing either one or both days.

This two-day country festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the genre’s hottest artists as well as relaxing enjoying the company of other country fans. However, rain and cold temperatures on Saturday left a somewhat unanimous overcast impression on the day.

“People seemed very upset about the rain, so the crowd had generally low excitement,” commented senior Allie Durkee, who attended the concert on Saturday.

Though not all Saturday goers saw it in a negative light. “Even though it was cold and rainy, everyone seemed to be very excited to be there,” stated senior Emily Davis, “dancing in the rain is always fun.”

Sunday attendees saw the atmosphere as more energetic. “There were people of all ages and it was a good place to have fun and listen to good music,” observed sophomore Ally Parisi.

“Most people were really enjoying themselves and were very energetic throughout the whole day,” added sophomore Carolina Requejo.

Pertinent players in the concert experience are the performers themselves, and this year they outshone the overcast weather.

“Sam Hunt had the best performance, everyone knew the majority and his songs and sang along,” said Davis “he also sang covers of songs that weren’t his which was exciting to hear other great country songs.”

“After the concert I was ready to go home after a long day of relaxing with friends and enjoying country music,” concluded Parisi.

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Girls’ Soccer Beats Catonsville in Historic Win on New Turf

Photos: Hunter Hall and Shalini Malhotra

Words: Michael Moore

On Tuesday, September 1, the new turf field and Centennial saw its first game action as the Centennial Girls’ Soccer team scrimmaged visiting Catonsville High School, coming out on top. This was the first game held on Centennial’s new turf field. The team christened the field with a shout-out win setting the standards high for the upcoming fall season.

 

The Eagles came out firing early, creating numerous scoring chances in the first ten minutes. Along with getting the goal opportunities, the Eagles also dominated the possession battle. Senior Reese Western made the offense work, beating her defender to the ball countless times and generating opportunities for herself as well as her teammates. Fellow senior Jesse Dunagan was also an offensive threat, letting multiple shots fly in the first half.

 

With 7:38 left in the first half, freshman Mckenna Griffin found herself on a breakaway and buried the ball in the opposite corner for the first goal not only of the season, but also of her high school career.

 

The Eagles entered the second half with a 1-0 lead.

 

The second half was almost a mirror image of the first. The Eagles were a threat and created many opportunities. The defense however was a big part of the possession advantage. Junior Cristina Narron and senior goalie Allie Durkee, anchored a defense that was very effective.

 

Western generated offense in the second half, and with the help of junior Jasmine McCree and sophomore Kirsten Wikner, the Catonsville team had their hands full trying to stop the dynamic Centennial offense.

 

The night however, would not be over for Griffin. With just over 9:30 to play, she was forced to the ground in the penalty box, and was awarded and penalty kick. As she placed the ball on the new turf, she collected herself and stuck the shot right under the crossbar for her second goal of the game.

 

With a great mix of young talent and veteran experience, the Eagles will look to build off this scrimmage and take what they learned into the regular season.

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