The championship game of the Betty Lang Tournament had Howard County flavor as Glenelg Country School and host Howard battled Saturday afternoon.
After regulation and overtime, it came down to penalty strokes where the No. 17 Lions emerged, 2-1, to claim the title. Howard (2-0 overall) held the edge in shots (10-7) and penalty corners (15-9), but neither squad put the ball in the cage.
Glenelg Country School’s sister defenders, Brittney and KevynAnn Jorgenson had key defensive saves on the goal line to keep Dragons in contention. The Jorgensons, Allie Pickens, Amy Keith, Claire McAuliffe and senior Alexa Olney were on the field for Glenelg Country.
Pickens netted the only stroke for the Dragons (2-1) in the PK session. Howard advanced to the title game with a 4-0 victory over Great Mills while Glenelg Country handled Easton.
Senior attack Danielle Schiavone had a goal and two assists for the Lions and Katja Randazzo added a goal and an assist. Arielle Abrams and Katie Cheung also scored for Howard.
Glenelg Country posted a 4-0 decision over Easton. Keith scored the first goal off a shot to the left post by McAuliffe with 27 minutes, 47 seconds left in the first half. McAuliffe netted her own score off an assist from sophomore Hannah Harbold at 13:22.
McAuliffe scored her second goal of the match, using a reverse sweep off a pass from sophomore midfielder Nicole Rieu with 3:33 remaining in the first half. Sarah Bates and Kelly Johnson split goalkeeping duties.
The Dragons dominated the stat sheet, finishing with a 19-1 shot advantage, and 13 penalty corners to Easton’s 1.
Howard kicks off Howard County league play at home against Atholton Monday afternoon. Glenelg Country travels to Mercy Tuesday in IAAM B Conference action.