Two HoCo high schools came out on top in the state lacrosse championships this past week. On Tuesday night the Marriotts Ridge Mustangs girls lacrosse squad dominated the Knights from
in Sykesville 8 to 4 while the Glenelg Gladiators survived a nail biter against the Huskies from Patterson Mill High School in Belair. Century High School
Carol Gralia reported on the girls win in this story in the Columbia Flier noting that, “The play Tuesday wasn’t always pretty for two teams that combined for nearly 600 goals this season, but that’s a mark of the intensity that each team brought to UMBC.”
“Wow!” said Marriotts Ridge coach Natalie Gaieski, summing up her team’s newly minted state title. It is the first girls team championship at Marriotts Ridge, and comes in the school’s fifth year as a varsity program."
According to this story by Brent Kennedy, also in The Columbia Flier, the game was “often sloppy, with both teams struggling with turnovers and going through lengthy stretches without a goal. The Gladiators committed 19 turnovers and were held to their lowest offensive output of the season.”
“But Glenelg (18-1) came up with enough defense and timely offense to hold off a Patterson Mill (12-7) team playing in its first state title game.”
This is the Gladiators third state championship in five years.
Congratulations to both schools, and their parents, teachers and fans.