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The Columbia Star . SC Si~ll~ MARCH 27. 2009 9 ........ nnHll .....I d Cardinal Newman Molly Rainwater d es for the ball as Mary Katherine Hall and Ben Lippen's Came Settle (r) tryto get possession. Ben Lippen's Davis Powell tries to get the ball Story and Photos from Cardinal Newman's Thomas W'mstead. byMike Maddock Story and Photos A pair of sophomores byMikeMaddock helped the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals to a hard Thomas Winstead, fought 2-0 victory over the Gabe Roldan, and Mike Beau- Ben Lippen Falcons at Ben doin each got goals for Cardi- Lippen Tuesday, March 24. nal Newman as the Cardinals Meredith Peter and Alexa beat the Ben Lippen Falcons Barnes each scored in the first 3-0 in a region contest at Ben half, and the Cardinals held BEs Kristen Logan and Lippen Tuesday, March 24 on in the second half to improve to 2-0 in region play CN's Rebecca Brown scorethat WaSwouldCloserindicate.than the final and3-2 overall, battle for the ball. Despite the fact the The Lady Cardinals Cardinals out shot the Fal= were the aggressor in the first around. Barnes hopped to cons about 20 to 4, Cardinal half out shooting Ben Lippen her feet, went around Cates, Newman held a precarious 6-3. Infact, the Lady Falcons and kicked the ball into the 1-0 lead until the 72nd CN's Gabe Roldan only managed one shot that empty net to give Cardinal minute of the contest. Win- and BUs Keith Lee go wasn't a free kick and that was Newman the 2-0 lead. While stead gave the Cardinals that for the header. seven minutes into the Falcons screamed for a foul, lead after getting tackled in match. Meanwhile, the Lady the referees concurred and the box and sailing two shots Cardinals blasted two shots in ruled Cates never had posses- over the crossbar, finally find- front of the goal, but Cardinal the first two minutes, but it sion of the ball. Therefore ingthebackofthenetwhena Newman goalkeeper Timmy wasn't until the 21st minute there was no foul and the goal centered pass bounced Cunningham grabbed the that they found pay dirt. For- was allowed, around in front of the goal in loose ball before any Falcon ward Nicole Onate centered Onate nearly scored for the 25th minute, and he could get to it. The Falcons the ball perfectly fromthe left Cardinal Newman in the 35th punched it in. would get off only one more comer of the field. Peter boot- minute, but her blast The relentless Cardinal shot, but Cunningham col- edOnate'spasswithaleftfoot bounced off the crossbar, attack continued as they rat- lected the save. into the left comer of the goal Osman got another free kick tied off shot after shot, but Meanwhile, the Cardi- to give Cardinal Newman-a, with less th n.two minutes most either sailed over the nals continued to press and_ 1-0 lead. remaining in the half, but her top or wide. Ben Lippen jun- the Ben Lippen defense even- Three minutes later, shot sailed left. ior goalkeeper Zach Harris tuallysuccumbed to the pres- Ben Lippen's Sammi Osman The Lady Falcons came also collected four saves and sure in the 72nd minute.Win- launched a rocket on a free out very aggressive in the sec- deflected numerous balls out stead headed the ball into the kick from near midfield, but ond half. They took three ofthebox box to Beaudoin. Beaudoin freshman goalkeeper Molly shots in the first ten minutes Even though the Fal- kept the ball alive drawing the Rainwater jumped high to and out shot Cardinal New- cons got just four shots, they goalkeeper, which allowed make the save. Rainwater fin- man 6-3 overall, but could did get three good opporttmi- Roldan to collect the loose ished with three saves, not convert. Every time the ties to score. In the 58th ball and score. Two minutes Ben Lippen's eighth Eady Falcons got close, it minute, Jonathan Gilpatrick later, Beaudoin booted a rim- grade goalkeeper MerryAnna seemed defender Andreablasted a crossing pass that ning left-footer past the div- Cates collected four saves and Martin and the rest of the found Robbie Coolds foot in ingHarfis. almost had five, but in the Cardinal defense was there to front of the CardinalNewman Cardinal Newman 33rd minute, she and Barnes denythem, goal, but Cook's shot sailed improves to 4-3-1 overall and collided in front of the goal The loss drops Ben Lip- left. In the 65th minute, Davis 2-0 in region play while Ben and both fell to the grotmd pen to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in Powell's header bounced Lippen falls to 07 overall and while the ball bounced region play. down offthecrossbarjustin ff4 in region play. , ,.,u~,n mlla | l it( )'~ ', ',~ )( ( t, I.' On Tuesday, March 24, the Irmo Yellow Jackets beat the Richland Northeast Cavaliers 5-1. Irmo was led by pitcher Tony Ford, who threw a complete game giving up one run on eight hits and striking out six. Richland Northeast was led by Ryan Mercer, who pitched a com- plete game giving up five rims on 11 hits and striking out ten. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning. Cullen Dalton led off with a single for Irmo. He advanced all the way to third. Then Matt Laroche bunted allowing Dalton to score on a play at the plate, giving the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead. Dil- lon Gaines, the next batter, blasted a two run home run, Photo by Paulene Fiesta Ryan Mercer pitches a complete game for Richland Northeast against Irmo. scoring him and Laroche, to extend the lead to 3-0. Richland Northeast responded in the bottom of the fourth. Dominique Albert led offwith a walk for the Cav- aliers. He advanced to second when Josh Landry bunted him around. Albert stole third, allowing him to score when Brett Fulmer hit a single. The score cut the Irmo lead to 3-1. Irmo got the run back in the top of the fifth. Gaines led off with a double. Taylor Boyd then came In to pinch run for him. Boyd scored after a pick-off attempt sailed into left field, giving the Yellow Jackets a 4-1 lead. Irmo provided an insur- ance run in the seventh. Gaines started things off again with a single this time. Boyd again pinch ran for Gaines and stole second, putting him in scoring position for Lance Hayes to bring him in with a single. The nan gave Irmo the 5-1 winning score. Cardinals blast ByGaorgeKaupp tries, all region contests. Cardinal Newman was led by Greenwood (2-1), who lowered his ERA to 1.73 in pitchiflg his second shutout of the year. He struck out seven and walked only two, while his teammates played flawless defense behind him, Offensively, Bonner singled and scored in the third. He singled and drove in two runs and scored in the fourth when the Cardi- Mark Greenwood pitched a complete game shutout, and Robert Bonner went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in to lead the Cardi- nal Newman Cardinals to a 10-0 whitewashing of the Ben Lippen Falcons on Tuesda3 March 24, 2009, at Polo Field in Columbia. The Cardinals (3-5, 1-3 in Region I-AAA) won their first home game in four for nals broke open a close g me. He singled again in the fifth, keeping the inning alive for Rush Tompkins, whose two-rtm single ended the game. Taylor Patten went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base to help the Cardinals to theft best offen- sive output of the season. The Falcons (4-6, 2-4), mounted only one serious threat to the Cardi- nals, loading the bases in the fourth inning on consecu- win tive singles by Joey Carter, starting pitcher Chad Bur- nett (0-2), and Isaac Elsen- heimer. But Greenwood struck out third baseman Austin Graham to end the inning. The Cardinals host Bishop England on Wednes- March 25, and travel to Richard Winn on Friday, March 27. The Falcons trav- el to St. Joseph's March 26 and then host Hammond April 14. BC's Katie Busbee and Dreher's Nikki Fettig battle for the ball. Storyand Photo midfield forward, the Bearcats byMiehaelOrrcould not find the goal again. Baston peppered Dreher McKay Sharpe's dra- keeper Madi Kazadi in the matic equalizer in the 72nd early second half, but nothing minute for Dreher sent the could get past the freshman match between the host Blue goalie. Devils and visiting Brook- Late in the second half, land--Cayce into overtime and Dreher finaUywas able to earn eventually penalty kicks at some possession deep in the Memorial Stadium on March BC half of the field. Afiie Reid 24. Bearcat sophomore Haley and Allyson Hill provided the Powell delivered the winning impetus in the midfield, and penalty in the fourth round Melissa Bloom had a nice eaming BC a 2-1 victory over opportunity midway through 15thmnkedDreher. the half. It finally all came Just 11 minutes into the together when Sharpe scored match, BC scored with fresh- just eight minutes from time man Carlyn Fralick slipping to even the score at 1-1. through the Dreher defense, Both sides fought hard giving the Lady Bearcats the through the ten minutes of early advantage. Fralick, Pia overtime, but neither was par- Von Danwitz, and Kimmy ticularty close to winning the Baston pressured the Dreher game. Instead, penalties were back line throughout the first used to determine the winner half. Standingin their way was ofthe hard-foughtnmtch. the Blue Devils' Josephine The Bearcats connect- Fome who routinely denied ed on all four of their through passes and cleared attempts. Dreher barely several BC opportunities from missed on its first attempt, deep in Dreher territo sailing just over the crossbar, The Blue Devils strug- before BC keeper Whitney gled with possession for most Salonich made a diving save of the match in large part due to Dreher's last attempt to to the strong midfield play of earn the away victory for the BC's JayaWall. But despite the LadyBearcats. constant pressure from the BC's Rico Jackson and Dreher's Byron Quina- toa fight for control of the ball. Story and Photo Quinatoa narrowly missed a byMichael Orr free kick, sending it just inch- es above the crossbar. A windy night at As the second half Memorial Stadium on March began, Dreher pushed the 24 saw Brookland-Cayce issue with Cam Caldwell, deliver a 1-0 victory over Collin Glass, and Preston Dreher thanks to a fantastic Monsseau powering forward strike by Greg Stone. The into the teeth of the BC rocket of a shot was enough defense. Yet it was the to hold back a late Blue Devil Bearcats who came away charge and earn anothervic- with a goal in the 49th tory for the 9th ranked minute. A free kick awarded Bearcats. to BC was passed off to the Apart from two early fight side where Stone blasted BC shots, one by Chastin an incredible shot across the Lockhart that ricocheted off field and into the top left cor- the crossbar and another by ner of the goal. The stunning Rico Jackson that was saved, result electrified the visiting neither team was able to put team and fails. together much successful Dreher continued to offense in the first half. The pressure BC's defense with Bearcats controlled posses- Justin Nicks joining the attack sion with Jack Giraldo, Josh later in the match, but they Boatwright, and Jackson, but just could not seem to finish. the Dreher defense was up to Tune and again, Stone, Adam the task, preventing goals Keller, and William Flores each time. thwarted the Blue Devils on With the wind swirling, the back line. While the it was difficult to control balls Bearcats were equally unable in the air so the match turned to find the goal again, Stone's into a back-and-forth battle inspiring goal was enough to in the midfield, neither side earn the Bearcats a tough giving up much ground. Just awayvicto before half, Dreher's Byron