Ava Drexler-Amey scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to lift the Falcons to a 4-3 home win over the rival Bruins on March 30. Severna Park’s Gen Mullervy and Sydney Rowe also scored. Arden Hunteman (two goals) and Makenna Quigley (one) led the scoring for Broadneck.
Severna Park head coach Shannon Garden said the team has worked hard on the small aspects of gameplay and is using the “mini season” to prepare for fall.
“While we did well, we still have a lot to improve,” Garden said. “Broadneck is a fast, talented team. In the end, I am so proud of our team for keeping their heads in the game and showing resilience. The team is led by our returning senior, Amalia Haggerty. She is the only senior on the field and our captain.”
Garden was particularly pleased by the play of two junior defenders new to varsity play, Grace Livingston and Emily Lamereau. Charlotte Diez also stopped several Broadneck attackers.
“They joined veterans Zoe Day, Meredith Schepens, Emma Marsh and goalkeeper Charlotte Kramer to fight off a series of fiery Broadneck attacking plays,” Garden said.
Veteran junior Bekah Mayron surprised coaches with an outstanding performance in the midfield, providing much needed assistance on both sides of the ball. Midfielder-turned-forward Gen Mullervy is a fun-to-watch threat to the cage, Garden said. She was supported by Anna Hunsicker, Delanie Abere and Sydney Rowe on the front line.
The standout performance, though, belonged Drexler-Amey, a sophomore. At halftime, she thought she wasn't playing well.
“I pulled her aside to let her know how much confidence I have in her to set up goal-scoring opportunities,” Garden said. “She responded by scoring the tying goal and the winner in overtime! Her star is rising fast, and you're going to hear a lot more about Ava in the fall.”