Tag: Madi Griffin

Girls’ Lacrosse Trumps Hebron in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Zach Grossman

On Wednesday, May 10, the Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse team defeated rival Mount Hebron in the first round of 3A Playoffs.

Though the Vikings quickly took the lead by a goal, the Eagles fought back and senior Laurie Bracey scored, tying the game at one. Bracey scored again, followed by a goal from junior Claudia Pilcher, giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead. The game remained close in the first half and Pilcher scored two more goals, giving the Eagles a 5-4 lead going into the second half.

In the second half, Hebron came out firing and scored tying the game at 5. However, Bracey and Pilcher both put balls in the net which gave the Eagles a two goal cushion. Freshman goalie Sarah Thorman made some impressive saves which kept the Eagles in the lead for the majority of the game. The teams fought hard and ended up tied at 7, making the game go into overtime.

The Eagles started overtime with a drive down the field, but were unable to score. The Vikings quickly got their own opportunity, but the Eagles’ defense, led by seniors Ryleigh Ahearn and Gabby Fairley were able to stop them from scoring.

The Eagles once again drove down the field. The game took a turn when sophomore Marissa Lagera was fouled and got a penalty shot. As soon as the whistle blew, Lagera nailed the ball past the Hebron keeper, winning the game.

The Eagles will move on to the second round of the 3A Playoffs. The next game is on Friday, May 12, against the Glenelg Gladiators.

 

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Girls’ Lacrosse Wins Big on Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Friday, May 5, Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse honored their “señioritas” on Senior Night. The Eagles played against the River Hill Hawks.

Before the game, seniors Ryleigh Ahearn, Laurie Bracey, Gabby Fairley, and Madi Griffin were escorted by their families onto the field and given gifts.

The Eagles quickly took control of the game, scoring multiple goals against the Hawks. Centennial’s defense held off River Hill’s offensive advances and kept them to one goal in the first half. The Eagles had a 10-1 lead going into halftime.

The second half went the same way as the first half and the Eagles scored five more goals to win the game 15-1.

Lead scorers from the game were Bracey (4), freshman Rasa Welsh (4), junior Claudia Pilcher (3), and sophomore Marissa Lagera (2).

The Eagles will play on Wednesday, May 10, against Mt. Hebron in the first round of playoffs.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Falls to Mt. Hebron

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Thursday, April 27, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Lacrosse team took on the Mount Hebron Vikings.

The Eagles trailed by four early in the game until senior Madi Griffin started a scoring spree. The Vikings answered back with two goals of their own, but the Eagles kept up the pressure. With seven seconds left in the half, sophomore Marissa Lagera scored and brought the Eagles within a goal of the Vikings. At the end of the half the score was 6-5.

In the second half, freshman goalkeeper Sarah Thorman made multiple saves that impressed the crowd and kept the Vikings lead to two. Though the Eagles scored two more times in the second half, the Vikings ultimately came out on top 9-7.

The Eagles will play on Tuesday, May 2, against Howard High School.

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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’ 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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