Hubs' Ward, Izer qualify for states

November 01, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012


CLARKSBURG, Md. — North Hagerstown’s Emily Ward and Carson Izer both qualified for the Maryland state meet on Nov. 10 with their performances Thursday at the Class 3A West region championships at High Point Farm.

Ward, a junior, placed second in the girls race in 18:55 on the 3.05-mile course, finishing between Urbana teammates Emily Mulhern (18:17) and Sarah Askine (18:56).

Ward moved from fourth place to second with a half-mile to go and held on for the runner-up finish in the field of 81 runners.

“Amazing,” said Hubs coach Lindsay Zerance of Ward’s performance. “It was redemption. She erased everything — all the sub-par races she’s had this season. Today she ran really well, and she looked good.”

The top 21 girls and 22 boys automatically advanced to states as individuals.

Izer, a sophomore, placed 16th out of 88 runners in the boys race in 16:57.

“(Izer) wanted it real bad,” Zerance said. “There were some tough guys who wanted it, and he really battled it out.

“I’m just so happy that North High gets to represent in both the girls and boys races at states,” she added.

North’s Brittany Appleby just missed qualifying in the girls race, finishing 23rd (21:22).

The top six girls teams and top seven boys teams also advanced.

The North girls finished seventh, while the North boys were 11th.

For South Hagerstown, its boys were 10th and its girls were 11th.

Daniel Hockensmith led the South boys, placing 39th (17:52), while Caroline O’Reilly led the South girls, placing 48th (23:05).

Linganore’s Patrick Du-Boyce won the boys race in 15:39, while Albert Einstein was the team champion.

Urbana won the girls team title.


Clear Spring 3, Fort Hill 1

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Victoria Lulcuic had two goals and an assist to lead Clear Spring past Fort Hill in the Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals. 

Kayla Stoner had a goal, Jenna Lipinski had an assist and Tori Albert made five saves for Blazers (9-6).

Clear Spring advanced to the semifinals and will host Brunswick on Saturday at 6 p.m.


Tuscarora 2, North Hagerstown 1

IJAMSVILLE, Md. — Tuscarora outdueled the Hubs 8-7 in a penalty shootout after the teams played to a 1-1 draw through two overtimes in the Maryland Class 3A West quarterfinals.

Wes Wilson scored and Max Ober made eight saves for the Hubs (10-7), who held a 21-11 edge in shots.

Northern Garrett 1, Boonsboro 0

FROSTBURG, Md. — Jordan Evans scored on a breakaway eight minutes into overtime to give the Huskies a victory over the Warriors in a Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinal at Mountain Ridge.

Greg Fiola made five saves for Boonsboro, which finished the season 4-11.

Flint Hill 5, Saint James 2

OAKTON, Md. —  Seung Gon Yoo had a goal and an assist for Saint James in a Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament quarterfinal loss to Flint Hill.

Billy Walendom had a goal, Johnny Ludwick had an assist and Alex Wagner made seven saves for the Saints (3-15-3).


Linganore 3, South Hagerstown 0

FREDERICK, Md. — Victoria Pearl had 14 assists and nine digs for the Rebels in a 25-10, 25-20, 25-18 loss to the Lancers in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West playoffs.

Elena Young had six kills and eight blocks, Kendra Day had five kills and eight digs, and Hayley Freeman added nine digs for South (2-13).

Manchester Valley 3, Hancock 1

MANCHESTER, Md. — Alisa Shives had six kills and five assists for Hancock in a 25-8, 24-26, 25-15, 25-18 Maryland Class 1A West first-round loss to Manchester Valley.

Emily Harvey had four aces and six digs, Sara Wagner had three kills and Morgan Bain added four digs for the Panthers (7-9).

Frankfort 3, Berkeley Springs 0

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Lauren Schetrompf had eight kills and four digs for the Indians in a West Virginia Class AAA sectional tournament loss.

Casey Solomon had eight digs and Tiff Michael added six digs for Berkeley Springs (5-14).


Shepherd 2, Wheeling Jesuit 0

WHEELING, W.Va. — Kevin Doyle and Bryce Fugitt scored goals to lead Shepherd University past Wheeling Jesuit (11-8) in the West Virginia Conference tournament’s first round.

Boonsboro graduate Shane Lowery assisted on Fugitt’s goal, while Williamsport graduate Alex Aleshire made six saves for his eighth shutout of the season for the Rams (9-8-1).

Fifth-seeded Shepherd will travel to top-seed University of Charleston for a semifinal Saturday at noon.

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