No. 15 Marriotts Ridge boys top rival Glenelg on Ruddo’s OT goal; Mustang girls end third-ranked Gladiators’ league win streak
The wait is over for Marriotts Ridge High girls lacrosse. After five straight losses to rival Glenelg, the No. 7 Mustangs snapped the streak with an 10-8 victory over the third-ranked Gladiators in a Howard County league match Friday evening.
University of Maryland-bound attack Victoria Hensh and sophomore Eloise Clevenger each scored five goals for the Mustangs, who last defeated Glenelg in the 2016 regular season. The Gladiators eliminated Marriotts Ridge from the state postseason the past three seasons.
The Mustangs (4-0 overall and Howard) scored the game’s first five goals Friday before holding off a late Glenelg rally. Jenny Giampalmo led Glenelg (4-1, 2-1 Howard) with three goals and an assist and Emily Nalls and Emma Kennedy each finished with two goals.
The win gives Marriotts Ridge the inside track to the Howard league title. Glenelg, ranked 7th in the latest Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25, had won 26 straight against Howard County competition, including playoffs.
In a rematch of last spring’s Class 2A South playoffs, No. 11 Marriotts Ridge’s boys outlasted 15th-ranked Glenelg, 7-6. Tommy Ruddo’s goal, 71 seconds into overtime, was the difference for the Mustangs.
It capped a hat trick for Ruddo, a junior attack. Jack Ault, Matt Hendershot, Quinn Kelley and Charlie Reynolds each tallied for the defending 2A state champ Mustangs (4-1), who remained undefeated (3-0)in Howard County play. Tyler Reiff scored twice for Glenelg (3-3, 2-1 Howard), and Ryan Hopkins posted a goal and an assist.
It was Marriotts Ridge’s second straight win over its rival. The Mustangs defeated Glenelg in the 2A South Region semifinal last spring, en route to their first state championship.
Pictured above: Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse coach Tony Incontrera talks to his team during a timeout during its match with Towson last week. The No. 15 Mustangs defeated rival and 11th-ranked Glenelg, 7-6, Friday evening in Marriottsville to remain perfect in Howard County competition.