Adam Fowble’s 62nd-minute goal was all it took Centennial to beat rivals Mt. Hebron 1-0 on Tuesday.
Fowble, a junior, is in his first season at college, and his game winner was the first goal of his career.
“Fowble is an intelligent player. He puts himself in a good position, ”said Centennial trainer Justin Thomas. “If he gets him in front of the gate and he has a chance, he can be fatal. It is huge for him to achieve this goal here. That will be enormous for his confidence. “
The striker was in the perfect spot after Andrew Fritz’s crackling shot deflected off the hands of Hebron’s goalkeeper. Fowble recovered the rebound, dodged the goalkeeper, and had a light shot less than five yards away. Rather than simply tapping the ball into the net, Fowble enthusiastically took the shot and fired it as hard as possible before running off to celebrate with his teammates.
“That feels amazing,” said Fowble. “We had all these fans in the stands. I knew everyone would be hyped if I posted it on the net. I took a touch and smashed the thing. “
The defense of both teams was strong in the first half, with few scoring chances on either side. The competition at Mt. Hebron High was held last spring between two of the county’s best teams. Centennial finished second in the county tournament, while Mt. Hebron went undefeated in the regular season, allowing only five goals in 10 games.
“We expected a game with low goals,” said Thomas. “I feel like our defense is our strength, and I think you probably see your defense the same way. Whoever scored the first goal here was in a great position. “
“Honestly, we were totally outplayed and coached by Centennial,” said Mt. Hebron trainer Mike Linsenmeyer. “You deserve to win the game. There is no doubt about that, not even close. “
The difference in the game was that Centennial (4-1) took advantage of a Vikings mistake while Mt. Hebron did not take advantage of the Eagles’ biggest mistake. For the Eagles, Fowble’s goal came after the Vikings defense gave Fritz a clean shot at keeper Logan Dunn, who blocked the shot well before the rebound found its way to Fowble.
“We were somehow in the right position, but we weren’t brave enough to play with the ball,” said Linsenmeyer. “It’s not enough to be halfway against a good team.”
Fifteen minutes later, an Eagles Hebron defender fouled Mark Adja in the penalty area, earning the Vikes a penalty. Liam McCaffrey took the PK, but his attempt bounced off the right post.
“He’s a great kid. There is nothing to be said. The reason he takes this is because he’s our best guy. The next time he takes one, he’ll probably make it. “
To add to the Eagles ‘impressive win, Thomas’ squad played his fifth game in six days. Centennial played on September 9th, twice on September 11th and Monday.
“We came prepared. I’m incredibly proud of her, ”said Thomas. “In a game like this, in which you have to be focused for 80 minutes, that was a great team effort for me.”
Centennial 1, Mt. Hebron 0
Goals: C – Adam Fowble.
Marriotts Ridge 83, Glenelg 72 (Waverly Woods)
In a match between undefeated teams, the Mustangs used a round under the par of 28 by Alana Alexander-Giles to fend off the gladiators. The Mustangs also got impressive performances from Lila Becker (23 points), Erin Jeong (19) and Morgan Swidersky (13). Giles has now scored 28 points in three of their four games, the other result is a 27.
Glenelg was just behind Megan Kirkpatrick (team high 25 points) and Lauren Paik (21) all day. Paik’s round was highlighted by an eagle on the eighth hole. Amber Kostick (15 points) and Norah Vanderpool (11) rounded off the team’s ranking.
MR (4-0): Alexander-Giles 28, Becker 23, Jeong 19, Swidersky 13.
G (2-2): Kirkpatrick 25, Paik 21, Kostick 15, Vanderpool 11.
Reservoir 44, Mt. Hebron 22 (Willow Springs)
The second Riyana Patel continued her strong game this fall, scoring 22 career points to help the Gators achieve their first win of the season. Patel has now scored at least 18 points in each of the team’s four games, averaging 20 points per game – she is currently one of the five best girls in the county. On Tuesday she made four pars and five bogeys. Payton Pullen also had a strong day for Reservoir in the 16-point win.
To (1-3): Riyana Patel 22, Payton Pullen 16, Kaitlyn Ro 3, Kira Le 3.
MH (0-2): Katie Katcheves 9, Danielle Bodziak 8, Julia Morton 4, Quinn Carberry 1.
Centennial 53, Long Reach 27
C (2-1): Hannah Fang 17, Sanika Shah 17, Regan Hubbard 12, Cloe Moon 7.
LR (0-3): Emma Koech 14, Grace Simpson 12, Taylor Slade 1.
Marriotts Ridge 84, Glenelg 74 (Waverly Woods)
The Mustangs continued their unbeaten streak (which dates back to 2013) thanks to the team’s top three players – Jonathan Moon (25 points), Sangmin Lee (24) and Daniel Tuma (23) – all scoring four over par or better . Glenelg stayed close all afternoon thanks to Michael Gloth (25 points) who made three birdies and a personal best of 23 points from Ellis Waak.
MR (4-0): Moon 25, Lee 24, Tuma 23, Farrell 12.
G (3-1): Gloth 25, Waak 23, Glassman 13, Roeckline 13.
Mt. Hebron 48, Reservoir 18 (Willow Springs)
MH (1-1): Chris Bone 14, Beckett France-Kelly 13, Ethan Kang 11, Gavin Fleck 10.
To (0-4): Jack Holmes 9, Finn Riley 6, Ian Withers 2, Keiran Green 1.
Centennial 72, Long Reach 52 (Willow Springs)
C (3-0): Dustin Stocksdale 25, Dominic Trojillo 20, Ty Beck-Winter 17, Krish Ghosh 10.
LR (0-3): Ethan An 18, Jake Filler 14, Matt Peters 10, Shan Husain 10.
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