It may be something of a rebuilding — well, reloading — year for the Sparrows Point girls soccer team, but the Pointers still outmatch local rival Patapsco.
Sparrows Point defeated visiting Patapsco 10-0 on Sept. 9, after leading 6-0 at halftime.
Dezirae Mortimer, Alayna Jerome and Savanah Iacovelli each scored two goals for the Pointers. Single goals were scored by Jaddah Foos, Elsa Turner, Jaylen Brooks and Sara Gruntowicz.
Sparrows Point followed up the win over Patapsco by defeating North County 4-0 on Friday and then beating host John Carroll 1-0 in overtime on Monday.
Iacovelli scored the winning goal against John Carroll.
That gave the Pointers three straight wins since opening the season with a 1-0 loss to Notre Dame Prep (Sparrows Point’s first loss since falling to Hereford in the 2017 Baltimore County championship game).
Sparrows Point plays at Loch Raven on Thursday, then returns home to take on rival Perry Hall on Sept. 24.
The Pointers have defeated the Gators in three of the past four county championship games. Last season, Sparrows Point beat Perry Hall in overtime during the regular season and in the county title game.
Patapsco (0-3) lost at Loch Raven on Thursday, 3-0.
The Patriots were to play at Franklin on Tuesday and at Oakland Mills on Sept. 25.
Dundalk (0-2) was to play at Pikesville on Tuesday and at Chesapeake on Thursday. The Owls next home game Sept. 24 against Carver A&T.
Elizabeth Stanley of Dundalk won the race, but the Sparrows Point girls took first place during a five-team meet at Dundalk on Sept. 10.
Stanley won with a time of 23:18, but she was one of only three Dundalk runners in the race so the Owls could not compete in the team standings.
Loch Raven runners took second and third place, but Sparrows Point edged the Raiders 26-29.
Competing without state champion runner Macy Gerbes, the Pointers won by having their top five finish between fifth and 12th place.
Pataposco put three runners in the top seven, but did not have a full team.
Kayla Santiago (25:12), finished fourth for the Patriots, while Ava Piatt (27:25) took sixth and Madison Magaha (27:27) finished seventh.
Sparrows Point’s top five runners were Molly Shelly (fifth, 26:42), Asa Seay (eighth, 27:59), Emmaly Dingus (ninth,28:37), Karen Fritzges (10th, 28:39) and Jordan Franz (12th, 29:25).
Loch Raven defeated Sparrows Point in the boys meet, 22-35. Dundalk, Patapsco and Chesapeake did not enter full teams.
The Owls’ Jared Giblin took second overall with a time of 18:35, losing to Loch Raven’s Braden Berkey (18:28).
Richard Davis of Sparrows Point took fourth in 19:04, while teammates Luis Cervantes (20:12) and Chris Demski (20:240 finished sixth and seventh, respectively, but the Raiders had three runners in the top five and their fourth and fifth finishers were 10th and 11th to the Pointers’ 14th and 15th (Nick Sparshot and Davin Patro).
Luke Seebode was the top finisher for Patapsco, in ninth place with a time of 20:48. Dundalk’s Kilik Carlest took eighth place in 20:41.