Checking in on this week of Carroll County lacrosse

Big county games coming up this week that will really set the tone for the Carroll County Athletic League 

As we start to get into mid- to late April, big rivalry games between different schools are starting to take place here in the Carroll County Athletic League.

On April 20, we see both the girls and boys lacrosse squads from the Liberty Lions take on the Owls of Westminster. Both being powerhouses on both sides, both games will be sure be a treat no matter which one you go to. 

For boys lacrosse, Winters Mill makes the drive up to Manchester Valley. The Falcons have started off hot with a 8-1 record (3-0 in CCAL), but the Mavericks are right behind them with a 6-1 record (also 3-0 in the county). 

On April 25, we're set for two of the biggest rivalries in Carroll County. For boys lacrosse, we see the battle of Route 140, between Westminster and Winters Mill.

On the girls side, we see Century at Liberty. Liberty is looking for revenge after Century swept the season series last year. 

On April 26, Westminster's girls host Manchester Valley in a pivotal county clash.

Now that is out of the way, let's take a recap of the games that happened on April 18. 


Boys Lacrosse

Westminster 13, Century 5

It was the Brady Covey Show in Eldersburg. The senior attackman led the Owls (8-1, 3-0 county) with 8 points, coming in large part from his 7 goals from the night. Goalie Connor McNamara helped run a strong defense with 6 saves. Andrew Marcinko poured in 3 goals for the Knights, who are still looking for their first win (0-7, 0-3).

Manchester Valley 18, Francis Scott Key 3

The Mavericks ran their record to 6-1 (3-0 CCAL) and won for the fifth time in six games. 

Liberty 12, South Carroll 11

A back-and-forth affair came down to the last couple minutes. The Lions move to 5-2 and 2-1 in the CCAL, and they snapped a 2-game skid. While the Cavs fall move to 0-7, 0-4. 


Girls Lacrosse 

Westminster 12, Century 9 

Although the Knights being up at half, the Owls (6-2, 3-0 CCAL) stormed back to win their fourth in a row. This is in part to 5 goals from Emma Youngling, and 5 assists from Paige Moreland. The Knights fall to 6-3 and 1-2 in the CCAL. 

Man Valley 21, Francis Scott Key 0 

Sophomore Emma Penczek led the shutout victory with 9 goals, and the Mavericks ran their record to 9-0, 4-0 in the county. FSK is 3-3, and 0-3 in the CCAL. 

Liberty 8, South Carroll 7 (2OT) 

This game was a thriller in Winfield. The Lions (8-1, 2-1 in Carroll County) needed a late surge in regulation before Taylor Jendrek netted the game-winner. Jendrek had 5 goals, while Emily Spampinato added 2 of her own. Leah Miller tallied 4 goals for the Cavaliers (5-4, 1-3).