Tag: Cristina Narron

National Spring Signing Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, February 4, four of Centennial’s senior athletes signed their Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.

Jasmine McCree will play Division 1 soccer at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland. McCree made First Team All-County and First Team All-State.

Jennifer Dietrich signed to play Division 3 field hockey at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Dietrich made Second Team All-County as a goalie in the 2016 season.

Cristina Narron will be playing Division 3 soccer at Salisbury University in Maryland. Narron received recognition in the county and earned an Honorable Mention this past season.

Olivia O’Connell signed to Kenyon College in Ohio lay Division 3 field hockey. O’Connell made First Team All-County during her senior season.

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Girls’ Soccer Loses in State Semifinal

Words: Zach Grable

On Saturday, November 12, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Soccer team played the Urbana Hawks in the 3A State Semifinals at Linganore High School.

Although temperatures approached freezing, this very important game brought many fans from each school to the stadium.

The first half was scoreless. Centennial had multiple opportunities from senior Jasmine McCree, junior Kelli Dunagan, and sophomore Mckenna Griffin, yet they could not finish. The Hawks didn’t have as many opportunities, but also could not put one through the net. This was mainly because of the Eagles’ strong defense, led by seniors Sandy Eichhorn, Madi Griffin, and Cristina Narron, and junior Claudia Pilcher.

Mid way through the second half, Urbana had a breakaway that led to the first and only goal of the game. There was some controversy about this goal because it could have been offsides. With about twelve minutes left in the game, Centennial tried their best to tie, or even win, the game. They had some chances, including a shot by Narron that hit the crossbar. The Eagles were running low on time, and had one final chance to score. A corner by sophomore Ashley Deng could’ve tied the game for Centennial, but it was kicked out by an Urbana player. The final score was 1-0, Urbana.

Centennial fought until the end and had a great season, winning the Regional Finals for the first time since 2004. The Eagles hope to have a good season next year with many returning players.

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Girls’ Soccer Loses to Reservoir on Senior Night

Words: Zach Grossman

On Thursday, October 20, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team took an unfortunate 1-0 loss against Reservoir High School on Senior Night.

Aside from the unfortunate loss, seniors Mia Coyle, Sandy Eichhorn, Cristina Narron, Jasmine McCree, Gabrielle O’Brien were honored for their dedication to the program.

The rest of the team showed support for their fellow senior teammates by creating posters and hanging balloons to decorate the entire stadium. All of the seniors names were called out and they walked out with their families.

The Eagles’ first playoff game is on November 1, against Reservoir High School.

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Girls’ Soccer Defeats Hammond

Words: Parker Subasic

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

Last Friday, September 30, the Girls’ Soccer team took on the Hammond Golden Bears.

The Eagles came out strong in the first half scoring twice. Junior Kirsten Wikner scored very early in the game to give the team a crucial early morale boost.

Senior Jasmine McCree had 2 goals, and senior Cristina Narron had one goal to secure the victory 4-0.

After the game Narron said, “It feels good having not only won, but also scoring my first goal of the season was great.”

The next game is on October 4, at Mount Hebron.

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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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Girls’ Soccer Defeats Marriotts

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Thursday, October 1, Centennial Girls’ Soccer took the field in the rain against Marriotts Ridge. In need of a win, Centennial came to play, earning a 4-1 win over the Mustangs.

The first goal for the Eagles came from freshman Mckenna Griffin less than five minutes into the game. Griffin, along with seniors Reese Western and Jesse Dunagan, and juniors Jasimine McCree and Sandy Eichhorn, helped the Eagles dominate the time of possession battle in the early parts of the first half.

The defense held off the Mustang’s offense for most of the half. Seniors Megan Oliver and Lynsey Reckard, along with junior Cristina Narron locked down the opposing offense.

The Mustangs put a long range shot into the back of the net with under five minutes left in the half, but Griffin would answer with her second goal of the game off of an assist from Western three minutes later, taking a 2-1 lead into halftime.

That lead turned into 3-1 when a shot from sophomore Kelli Dunagan bounced off a Mustang defender and into the goal less than five minutes into the second half.

McCree would put it at 4-1 off another fantastic assist from Western at the 23 minute mark to put the game away.

With this meaningful win, they team will look for another win against Hammond on October 6.

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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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