A fast start by top-seeded Glenelg Country erased any hope of an upset by the Institute of Notre Dame, Tuesday, in an IAAM B Conference field hockey playoff in Ellicott City won by the host Dragons, 4-0.
Junior attacker Allie Pickens placed a beautiful penalty stroke past the IND goalkeeper for her eighth goal of the season, to get GCS started. The Dragons kept up the offensive pressure and scored their second goal when sophomore midfielder Hannah Harbold netted a pass from Pickens.
Two minutes later the Dragons scored the third goal as senior attacker Sam Weinstein tipped in a shot from senior attacker Abby Franklin. This was Weinstein’s 14th goal of the season. Gleneg Country rounded out the scoring when senior attacker Claire McAuliffe scored off another cross from Pickens.
Pickens leads the team with 10 assists and McAuliffe leads with 19 goals. GCS sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Bates recorded five saves for her 12th shutout of the season.
The Dragons will now host Maryvale Prep, on Thursday at 3:45 p.m., in a semifinal. The Lions topped Park School on Tuesday.
Thursday’s other semifinal will feature Mount de Sales at John Carroll. The Sailors blanked Seton Keough, 2-0, behind single goals from Abbie Tucker and Kayley Jones, while the Patriots eliminated Friends.