St. Mary’s College head field hockey coach Jessica Lanham was expecting big things from Gabrielle Corder and Celina Kaufman this season.
The two former All-Mid-Shore standouts have delivered, helping the Seahawks to a 3-0 start.
A sophomore midfielder who was the All-Mid-Shore player of the year in 2017, Corder (Queen Anne’s County High/Centreville) had an unassisted goal in last Saturday’s 7-1 victory over Eastern Mennonite, giving her two goals and three assists for the season.
A freshman forward, Kaufman (Kent Island High/Queenstown) also netted an unassisted goal Saturday, bringing her season totals to three goals and one assist.
“I definitely had some high expectations,” said Lanham of Kaufman and Corder. “Celina was a top goal scorer in high school so she’s starting as a freshman for us and she’s made an immediate impact for us on the forward line. And Gabrielle Corder is a returning (Capital Athletic Conference) CAC all-second-team player so she’s stepped it up as well. They bring very good skill, but they also bring very good leadership, as well.”
Lanham said sophomore Sara Walford (Queen Anne’s County High/Centreville) is currently out with an injury, but is expected to see minutes on the forward line this season.
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Sophomore running back David Bailey (North Caroline High/Ridgely) carried 13 times for 97 yards Saturday in Boston College’s 45-13 rout of Richmond. In two games this season, Bailey has 25 carries for 135 yards and one touchdown.
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Junior placekicker Bert Schrecongost (Kent Island High/Kent Island) was a perfect 9 for 9 on point-after-touchdown kicks Friday as Salisbury University opened its football season with a 63-28 victory over Albright (Pa.).
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Junior defensive end Zack Strand (Easton High/Easton) logged one solo tackle and a pair of assists for Frostburg State last Thursday in a 20-17 loss to West Virginia State. After 41 years in Division III, the Bobcats (0-1) have moved to Division II this season.
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University of Maryland senior Kathryn Gearhart (Easton High/Easton) opened her cross country season Aug. 31 by winning the women’s race at the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals. Gearhart clocked a first-place time of 18 minutes, 2.04 seconds, finishing more than 14 seconds ahead of runner-up Therese Olshanski from Johns Hopkins.
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Salisbury University junior goalkeeper Emma Hill (Queen Anne’s County High/Centreville) started the season by being named the Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer. Hill played all 180 minutes and made just one save while recording consecutive shutouts of Methodist (N.C.) University and Lehman (N.Y.) College as the Sea Gulls opened the season by winning the Salisbury University Classic.
In a 2-0 loss to Arcadia (Pa.) on Sunday, Hill faced five shots and stopped three. She stopped three of the four shots she faced Saturday during a 1-0 loss to Montclair St. (N.J.). Salisbury is 2-2 for the season.
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Sophomore forward Ryan Knaggs (Kent Island High/Kent Island) has one assist so far this season for Salisbury University’s men’s soccer team. Knaggs picked up his assist in a 7-1 victory over Gallaudet on Aug. 31. The Sea Gulls are 4-1 this season.
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Freshman defensive specialist Jenna Usilton (North Dorchester High/Secretary) has recorded 16 digs, one kill and one ace in five matches (10 games) for Wesley (Del.) College’s women’s volleyball team. The Wolverines are 1-6.
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