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October 15, 2012

Allegany captures AMAC title

FROSTBURG  — Top-ranked Allegany wrapped up an undefeated season in the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference while handing No. 3 Mountain Ridge a 3-0 loss Monday evening in Frostburg.

The win keeps the Campers undefeated at 11-0 and they conclude conference play with a record of 7-0. They have three games left before the playoffs, and play Fort Hill on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Allegany has now gone seven straight games without allowing a goal. They have outscored their opponents 36-0 over those seven games, and are outscoring the opposition 56-2 in 11 games.

Dakota Bierman scored on Josh Marchini’s assist at 37:13 for the first point, and Brooke Knieriem scored unassisted at 31:02 as Allegany took a 2-0 lead through the first 10 minutes.

Kerrigan Clark had the only other goal of the night when Mark Kiddy assisted him during the second half.

The Campers held slight leads in shots (11-9) and corner kicks. Nate Condor stopped three shots in his team’s nine shutout. Jake Hafer had seven saves for Mountain Ridge.

The Miners won the jayvee game 4-0. Noah Hewitt had two goals, and Allan Green and Coleton McMillan each had one.

On Thursday, Mountain Ridge edged Southern 2-1 in two overtimes.

Colton Thomas scored the game-winner at 9:37 of the second OT period, assisted by J.B. Darr.  Nathan Haberlein was assisted by Jacob Brode for the first Miners goal.

Zach Thomas was assisted by Alexander Meyer for Southern’s goal.

Hafer had four saves in the win, with Kevin Helbig getting 15 saves in the loss.

Mountain Ridge (7-4-1) plays Thursday at Northern.

Bishop Walsh    3

Southern    0

CUMBERLAND — Haven Mackie scored a pair of goals and Lucas Bruck recorded his seventh shutout of the season during a win over Southern in Bishop Walsh’s final Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season.

The No. 5 Spartans rebounded from a 3-0 loss to top-ranked Allegany on Saturday to finish with a 4-3 win in the conference. Bishop Walsh plays its last game in the regular season on Wednesday when it hosts Hyndman at 4 p.m.

Following a scoreless first half Mackie got the Spartans going three minutes into the second when Gordon Hasslinger assisted him. Mackie scored again 18 minutes later, this time unassisted.

Hasslinger added an unassisted goal for insurance at 8:44.

Bruck had six saves in the shutout, and Southern had a total of eight saves between two goalies. Kevin Helbig had seven saves before Connor Bosley entered and had one save in mop-up work.

Bishop Walsh (12-5) finished with a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.

“It was a good way for us to bounce back after the loss to Allegany,” said BW coach Joe Rowan. “We came out a little flat in the first half, but sucked it up in the second half.”


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