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Sunday, December 1
Howard County Boys Soccer Recap 2013

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard-sports/ph-howard-boys-soccer-recap-20131121,0,3104279.story



Tuesday, November 5
Season ends in Penalty Shootout

 

 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/clarksville/ph-ho-cf-hs-river-hill-boys-soccer-regional-title-20131105,0,1977250.story

 

 



Saturday, November 2
THE VIKINGS ARE MOVING ON.

Come out and support your Mount Hebron Vikings.

BE LOUD

BE PROUD

 LET THE River Hill Hawks

SEE THE BEST OF THE

MOUNT HEBRON VIKING SPIRIT.  

 

Regional Final

 

Game Time 7:00 PM

Tuesday November 5th

Mount Hebron

 

 

 

If like most fans and supporters you arrived more than three minutes into the State Cup game against Baltimore Poly High School, you will have missed what turned out to be the game winning goal which resulted from a free kick, outside the 18 yard box  from Nolan Hoolachan that was headed home by Atticus Cooke .

The rest of the game was occasional outbreaks of soccer interspersed with many stoppages due to disciplinary action by the referees who handed out a total of 4 yellow and 1 red cards to the Poly Team including one yellow for "diving"

Unfortunately this was not "The Beautiful Game"  however that one goal cemented the Viking spot in the Regional Final against River Hill.

On occasions , like this season,  a group of boys come together to represent the Mount Hebron Soccer Program, which is in its 35th year and through SKILL, HARDWORK, DETERMINATION and the strength of the TEAMWORK OF A  25 MAN SQUAD , having fun,  working together, the chemistry is there for a very SUCCESSFUL SEASON.

 

Congratulations  on the season, this far.

There is more to come.

 

 

 



Thursday, October 31
Schedule Change

The time of the Boys' Soccer Play-Off Game at Poly High School scheduled for this Friday, November 1st has been moved up to 3:00PM. The Bus will depart Mt Hebron at 1:00PM.  



Wednesday, October 30
ONE SURE FOOTED STEP CLOSER

 

Come out and support your Mount Hebron Vikings

 

Boys Varsity Soccer

in their run for the Cup. 

 

4:00PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST AT POLY

FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL

 

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Come out and support your Mount Hebron Vikings.

 

Girls Varsity Soccer

in their run for the Cup. 

 

BE LOUD

BE PROUD

 LET THE CENTENNIAL EAGLES

SEE THE BEST OF THE

MOUNT HEBRON VIKING SPIRIT.

6:00PM THURSDAY , OCTOBER 31ST

AT CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Varsity Soccer

 

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Boys soccer

Mt. Hebron boys soccer scores early, often against Centennial in 3A East playoffs

Vikings advance to region semifinals with 4-0 victory; Reservoir, River Hill, Marriotts Ridge, Oakland Mills also win

Johnny Linsenmeyer

Mt. Hebron's Johnny Linsenmeyer had three assists Tuesday, helping the Vikings to a 4-0 victory over Centennial. (File photo by Jen Rynda / October 29, 2013)

After winning a tight, 1-0, game against Centennial during the regular season, Mt. Hebron came out in the quarterfinal round of the 3A East region playoffs and played one of its best games of the year to win going away.

Tomas Hedges scored twice in the first 20 minutes Tuesday, setting the tone for what ended up being a 4-0  victory for the Vikings over Centennial.

“This is the playoffs and this when you want to be playing your best and hardest … I thought we did a good job of that,” Mt. Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer said. “We’ve been preparing for this game since the last time we played them and we were definitely nervous about some things, but the kids made plays when it counted.”

Mt. Hebron, which advances into a semifinal match-up against Poly, also got goals from Pat Palin and Lucas Oh in the second half. Johnny Linsenmeyer assisted on each of the team’s final three scores, while Atticus Cooke assisted on the first.

The four goals were the most allowed by Centennial all season.

Hedges says that there was definitely a push to get off to a fast start and set the tone after how tight the first meeting was.

“We talked about having more energy this time and we tried to switch up things with striker runs,” said Hedges. “We knew the beginning of the game was going to be important and it came down to playing as a team and as a unit.”

With Hedges staking the Vikings to the quick lead, the defense did its job to keep Mt. Hebron ahead by two entering halftime. Then, just over two minutes after the break, the Vikings extended things out even further.

Linsenmeyer played a perfect ball onto the foot of a streaking Palin, who finished into the right side. Later, for a little icing on the cake, Oh finished a feed from Linsenmeyer to create the final four-goal margin.

“We should enjoy this one tonight and then it’s on to preparing for the next game,” Mike Linsenmeyer said. “This time of year, you have to keep getting better every game.”



Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-hs-mh-boys-soccer-defeats-centennial-in-3a-east-playoffs-20131029,0,687882.story#ixzz2jGZuCkRz



Monday, October 28
Run for the Cup

Déjà vu, all over again.

Come out and support your Mount Hebron Vikings.

BE LOUD

BE PROUD

 LET THE CENTENNIAL EAGLES

SEE THE BEST OF THE

MOUNT HEBRON VIKING SPIRIT.

6:00PM TUESDAY NIGHT AT MOUNT HEBRON



Sunday, October 20
VIKINGS FINISH IN TOP THIRD IN COUNTY

  

Congratulation  on a great team effort throughout the season

2013-2014 Standings

 

School Record
Marriotts Ridge   10-1
River Hill   10-1
Mt. Hebron   7-3-1
Reservoir   7-2-2
Centennial   6-4-1
Oakland Mills   6-4-1
Atholton   5-5-1
Glenelg   4-5-2
Long Reach   2-9
Hammond   1-7-3
Howard   1-9-1
Wilde Lake   1-10

 

 http://www.countysportszone.com/school/?d=38&sport=66&school=9&school_year=2013-2014



Senior Night
Wednesday, October 16
HOW SWEET IT IS !!!!

In past years,  the Centennial boys soccer team has walked away with the spoils but that was not to be the case for the final regular season home game of this years Mount Hebron Vikings. The Eagles definitely came to play and a goal from Johnny Linsenmeyer ,  18 minutes into the game, only seemed to make them more determined in their assault on the Viking goal. There were more than a couple of close calls with the ball being cleared off the line but Cody Cashmark kept a clean sheet in a game where the result was only certain with the final whistle which could not have come too soon for the teams supporters in the stands.

A special thanks goes out to Tomas's mom Anna,  Pat's mom, Geraldine  and the other parents who helped organize the  Senior Night and to Mike Moynihan for announcing the players and the game.  Congratulation to Mike on your own Volleyball win against the Eagles.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-hs-mt-hebron-volleyball-beats-rival-centennial-31-for-first-time-in-a-decade-20131017,0,2594783.story

 The biggest Thank You goes to the twenty three players who have consistently played as a team and provided us with an exciting season



2013 Seniors

Monday, October 14
SENIOR NIGHT COMING UP

Wednesday Night is SENIOR NIGHT.  Come out and support the team and recognize the nine Seniors who represented your Mount Hebron Vikings this year.

Our guests will be Centennial High School, old friends and rivals so pack the stands.

 BE LOUD , BE PROUD

LET THE EAGLES SEE AND HEAR

THE BEST OF MOUNT HEBRON

 

 

 

Boys soccer

River Hill boys soccer stays hot, shuts out Mt. Hebron

Hawks one win away from securing at least a share of county championship

 

River Hill's Ben Peters, left, Derek Farley, center, and Jake Turney celebrate the team's first goal.

Every championship run has its share of potential stumbling blocks. On Tuesday, against Mt. Hebron on the road, River Hill's boys soccer team cleared one of the bigger ones left on its schedule in impressive fashion.

The Hawks capitalized on set pieces and played lock-down defense, earning a 3-0 shutout victory that has the team one win away from at least a share of the program's first Howard County championship since 2007.

"To be perfectly honest, I was very nervous about this game … Mt. Hebron always plays us incredibly tough," River Hill coach Matt Shagogue said. "So for us to come out the way we did, and then sustain that effort the rest of the game, I was very pleased. They know how important this and every game is at this point."

 

River Hill (9-1, 12-1) has just one game left on its schedule, a road tilt against Wilde Lake (1-8, 1-10-1) on Friday. After losing its county opener against Reservoir in early September, the Hawks have won nine straight league games to put themselves in a position where they control their own destiny.

"We can't make the mistake of getting ahead of ourselves and underestimating Wilde Lake, but I think everyone's definitely excited to be in this spot," said River Hill senior Alec Smith. "We're close … very close."

Marriotts Ridge entered the week with just one county loss as well, giving it a shot at a potential share of the county championship by winning out as well.

For River Hill against Mt. Hebron (6-3-1, 8-3-1), the offense got going in the 14th minute courtesy of a corner kick from Smith. He put a ball into the box and Derek Farley headed it home.

Then, less than a minute later, the Hawks struck again on almost an identical play. This time it was Smith putting a free kick onto the head of Mike Heitzmann, who redirected it into the net.

"All coach Shagogue talks about is pressure, pressure, pressure. So once we get one goal, we're coming right back out and trying to get another one before the other team can regroup," Smith said.

Even with the two-goal lead, River Hill kept pushing. The team was hoping to avoid a late-game comeback like Marriotts Ridge orchestrated to force overtime against the Hawks earlier this fall.

And, midway through the second half, Mike Faderin provided that insurance the team was looking for.

Following a corner kick by Smith, there was a scramble in the box that led to Faderin sneaking in and kicking home a ball that was bouncing around in traffic.

"Two was good, but I really thought we needed that third goal to feel safe," Shagogue said. "We didn't want a situation where they score off a throw-in or something and suddenly it's a completely different game."

Mt. Hebron battled to create offensive chances of its own late in regulation, but failed to generate anything dangerous enough to result in a goal. Ultimately, the Vikings were held scoreless for only the second time all season.

"I thought, more than anything, (River Hill) just worked extremely hard and were really organized in the back," Mt. Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer said. "Coach Shagogue did a great job preparing them for the game and they took us out of some of the things we were trying to do. They outplayed us tonight."



Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/clarksville/ph-ho-cf-hs-boys-soccer-1014-20131015,0,6209306.story#ixzz2hqS8GNAi
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    VIKINGS WALL
    Vikings Defense weathers the storm.
    Saturday, October 12
    ITS RAINING GOALS AT HOWARD

     

    Boys soccer

    Mt. Hebron boys soccer rides offense past Howard, 5-2

    Vikings led by Jon Horrocks' two goals in three-goal victory; Glenelg, Reservoir, Oakland Mills also win

                                         

    With the rain pouring down Friday afternoon against Howard, the floodgates opened for the Mt. Hebron offense.

    Jon Horrocks scored twice to spearhead a Vikings’ attack that scored a season-high five times in a three-goal victory over the Lions, 5-2.

    “There’s definitely been some trouble with finishing at times this season, so it was great to see us play as a team and convert our chances,” Horrocks said. “Our possession had a lot to do with it … we put ourselves in good position to finish.”

    Mt. Hebron (6-2-1) got on the board first just six minutes in when Horrocks converted an unassisted tally. Then 14 minutes later, Zach Andreas kept the momentum going by scoring off a feed from Johnny Linsenmeyer.

    Rounding out the early run, Anand Pradeep finished off an assist from Alec Vaughn to make it 3-0 with 18 minutes left in the opening half.

    “We’ve been practicing a lot on moving the ball and finishing on set plays and it all kind of was working out today,” Pradeep said. “A game like this is a really good feeling and it gives us some great confidence going forward. It’s nice to have something to show for all the hard work.”

    For Howard (1-8), which hasn’t scored more than two goals in a game all season, the large early deficit created an especially tall hill to climb.

    “We dug ourselves a hole that was going to be extremely difficult to get out of,” Howard coach Nils Schroder said. “We’ve stuck with a lot of teams this year, but at the same time, we’re not a team built to come back from three goals. I was proud of how the kids stuck with it, it was just a rough start.”

    The Lions certainly didn’t just roll over. With less than two minutes left in the opening half, Scott Bruner scored a goal off an assist from Kyle Lowenkron to cut the deficit to 3-1 at the break.

    But Mt. Hebron reloaded and went right back at it to open the second half. Less than a minute after intermission, Horrocks scored again — this time off feed from Pat Palin. Then, only three minutes later, it was Palin’s turn to get a goal as he finished a cross from Danny Beatty.

    “We’ve played well in games earlier this season, like the game against Hammond, and the ball just hasn’t gone in the back of the net. So it was nice today that we were fortunate enough to finish a few of them,” Mt. Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer said. “Howard played fairly well, we just were able to finish a few nice goals.”

    Howard’s Bruner kept things respectable by converting his second goal of the game with 33:55 left in regulation. His score, which came off a rebound in front, was his fourth in county play.

    “He has a nose for the goal and he can finish with both his left and right foot,” Schroder said. “He’s only a junior this year, so I’m excited about the rest of this year and next year to see him keep developing.”

    Neither team managed any goals over the final 30 minutes and the final score stayed 5-2. Howard goalie Andrew Accardi finished with four saves, while Mt. Hebron’s Matt Murphy had two.

    Mt. Hebron 5, Howard 2

    Goals: MH – Horrocks 2, Pradeep, Andreas, Palin; Ho – Bruner 2.

    Assists: MH – Linsenmeyer, Palin, Vaughn, Beatty; Ho – Lowenkron.

    Saves: MH – Murphy 2; Ho – Accardi 4.

    Half: 3-1 MH.

    Other scores:

    River Hill 2, Atholton 0

    Goals: RH - Heitzmann, J. Turney.

    Assist: RH - Riso.

    Saves: RH - T. Potts 5; A - N/A.

    Glenelg 1, Hammond 0

    Reservoir 2, Long Reach 1 (Thursday)

    Oakland Mills 3, Wilde Lake 2 (Thursday)

    Centennial at Marriotts Ridge — postponed to Oct. 19

     

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-hs-mh-boys-soccer-defeat-howard-20131011,0,3210212.story



    Tuesday, October 8
    A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY

    A BURST OF GOAL SCORING  ENERGY PRODUCED TWO GOALS IN  UNDER FOUR MINUTES  IN THE FIRST HALF OF A HOME GAME AGAINST THE WILDE LAKE WILDE CATS,. A TOTAL OF EIGHTEEN PLAYERS FROM THE VIKING BENCH PARTICPATED IN THE GAME WHICH WAS MOSTLY CONTROLLED BY THE VIKINGS. THE COOLER FALL TEMPERATURE MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR IN THE PACE OF THE GAME.

    NEXT GAME  FRIDAY NIGHT AWAY AT HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL. 

    COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

     

     



    Friday, October 4
    Hammond, Mt. Hebron boys soccer play to scoreless tie

    Boys soccer

    Hammond, Mt. Hebron boys soccer play to scoreless tie

        
    Mt. Hebron's Dan Beatty, left, dribbles the ball while Hammond's Jake Fenicle puts pressure on him.

    There were plenty of chances but not much in the way of tangible results Friday, as Hammond and Mt. Hebron settled for a scoreless tie under the lights.

    While the game marked the first tie of the season for Mt. Hebron (4-2-1, 6-2-1), being in overtime was a familiar position for Hammond (1-4-2, 1-7-2). The Golden Bears have now played four overtime games and have earned ties in each of their last two contests.

    “It’s been like this all year for us. We’ve been in tons of these tight, overtime games, so we know that it really comes down to our defense being strong,” said Hammond goalie Scott Lastova, who also serves as one of the team’s captains. “We moved to a sweeper in the back now, which helps me a lot and I think we all just know that it’s up to us to step up and keep us in it.”

    Lastova, who made 11 saves, and the Hammond defense – led by seniors Alex Pecas and Nathan Borowski — certainly kept the Bears in the game on Friday despite a very strong attack by Mt. Hebron. The Vikings generated three times as many shots as Hammond, including a couple attempts that had to be cleared off the end line by Golden Bear defenders.

    Mt. Hebron was particularly dangerous on set pieces, as the team generated a half dozen quality chances by finding senior Anond Pradeep in front of the net on long throws, free kicks or corner kicks.

    Hammond’s defense simply wouldn’t break.

    “That’s soccer … the kids kept playing hard, the ball just didn't find the back of the net,” Mt. Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer said. “Every game the goal is to have more chances than your opponent and I think we did a pretty decent job with that, so really I think you just have to credit Hammond for fighting so hard right in front of the goal line. They really competed.”

    While Mt. Hebron had the run of play for the majority of the night, Hammond had its chances too. The best of those opportunities to get on the board came in the waning minutes of double overtime, as a point-blank shot by Nick Borsch missed the right side of the net by less than a foot. Mt. Hebron goalie Matt Murphy finished with three saves to help keep Hammond out of the net.

    Still, the tie for the Golden Bears against a team with a winning record like Mt. Hebron showed just how far the team has come since last fall. Mt. Hebron defeated Hammond 6-0 last season.

    “Last year at this point, we were getting blown out by six or seven goals. This year we are in every game — no one’s killing us,” Lastova said. “It’s a totally different feel.”

    And for Hammond, the progress is a great sign heading down the stretch.

    “All that matters is that you’re playing your best soccer at the end of the year and, after starting 0-4, we’ve got ourselves a win and two ties in our last four … and the ties are against good teams,” Hammond coach Brett Cutler said. “I feel like we are definitely moving in the right direction. Clearly, we have to score some more goals, but we’re giving ourselves a chance to be dangerous come playoffs.”

    Other scores:

    Resevoir 1, Howard 0

    Glenelg 2, Oakland Mills 2



    Thursday, October 3
    Just past the mid point in the season and everything to play for.

    School

     

    Record
    Marriotts Ridge   5-1
    River Hill   5-1
    Centennial   4-1
    Mt. Hebron   4-2
    Oakland Mills   4-2
    Reservoir   4-1-1
    Atholton   2-3-1
    Howard   1-4
    Glenelg   1-4-1
    Hammond   1-4-1
    Long Reach   1-5
    Wilde Lake   1-5


    Scoreboard
    Tuesday, October 1
    Vikings battles Gladiators to win 2-1
    NEXT UP. A FRIDAY NIGHT AWAY GAME AGAINST THE HAMMOND BEARS!!!!!!!!!!

    Thursday, September 26
    Reservoir beat out Hebron in highly contested match.

    When the Reservoir Gators and the Mount Hebron Vikings get together for a soccer game, it is always going to be a battle usually with some controversy. This match was no exception. Both teams played hard with the Vikings getting on the scoreboard first with a goal from John Horrocks as a result of a penalty being awarded to Mount Hebron. With less than 2 minutes left on the clock in the first half, the Gators responded with a goal of there own. Both teams came back strong in the second half.  The Gators got the winning goal with eighteen minutes left on the clock. The clock was stopped for a total of over 30 minutes during the game in which there was little injury time

     

    For the record

    NFHS Soccer Rules

    Offside Free Kick

    When referee stops play, assistant referee indicates position on far side of the field.

    Offside Free Kick

    When referee stops play, assistant referee indicates position near center of the field.

    Offside Free Kick

    When referee stops play,assistant referee indicates position on near side of the field.

    Corner Kick

    Assistant referee should point to the nearest corner.

    Goal Kick

    Assistant referee should point to the goal area.

    Stop Play – Offside

    Assistant referee should indicate he/she has seen an offside with the right arm.

    Throw-in

    The flag should not be brought across the body.

    Appropriately, the flag should be switched to the appropriate hand.

    Substitution

    Hold flag above head as shown until acknowledged

    by the referee, then return the flag to the side.

    Foul/Misconduct

    1. Hold flag vertically until acknowledged by the referee; 2.

    wave flag; and 3. point the flag in the direction where the free

    kick will take place.

    http://www.nfhs.org/search.aspx?searchtext=offside 

     

    NEXT UP, AWAY TO GLENELG

     



    Sunday, September 8



     

    Baltimore Sun Preview

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-hs-boys-soccer-preview-0905-20130903,0,6150265.story?page=4 

     

    Boys soccer

    Mt. Hebron

     

    Coach: Mike Linsenmeyer

     

    2012 record: 7-4, 11-5

     

    Top players: Seniors Zach Andreas (D), Danny Beatty (MF), Nolan Hoolachan (D), Jonathan Horrocks (F) and Anand Pradeep (MF); junior Matt Murphy (GK) and Alec Vaughn (D); sophomores Atticus Cooke (F) and Patrick Palin (MF).

     

    What you need to know: The Vikings were a top half team a season ago, and Coach Linsenmeyer says he expects this group to be as good, if not better, than that squad. A lot of the optimism stems from having a senior class that has really taken a big step forward in the offseason. “Right after the season ended, I challenged the junior class to pick up right where the graduating senior class left off,” Linsenmeyer said. “They’ve really responded. Their leadership has been great.”

     

    Right now, Linsenmeyer says he has 12-13 guys that have established themselves as versatile and hard working. The challenge, this preseason, has been finding where exactly each of those pieces best fit together.

     

    Horrocks and Cooke, a transfer from Gilman, look to be the team’s go-to-guys up top. They will be trying to replace the offensive production of the all-county duo of Emmanuel Wright and Lucas Rose (county-best 14 assists). The rest of the line-up is a pretty even mixture of young and experienced players.



    Team
    Backbone of the team
    Saturday, September 7
    Macgruder2
    Hard work pays off

     

    Doug Abel Memorial Soccer Tournament 

    The Doug Abel Memorial Tournament is an annual event held at the beginning of the high school soccer season, hosted at Colonel Zach Macgruder High School.   The Mount Hebron Vikings walked away with the hardware for the second consecutive year with wins against Seneca Valley High School (4-1) and Colonel Zach Macgruder High School (2-0).

    The whole Vikings squad participated in a successful day of well executed soccer.



    Scoreboard 1

    Tuesday, September 10
    A GREAT START AGAINST AN OLD RIVAL
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    The Vikings came out to play. It was an uncomfortably hot and humid night but that did not stop the  Vikings from generating some heat of their own with a first half where the ball rarely left the Raider's end of the field and where there were a number of scoring chances from attacking pressure. This generated a half dozen corner kicks, a ball hitting the cross bar and bouncing on the goal line but still no goal.  The second half saw more pressure from the Vikings resulting in a corner kick which provided Freshman Johnny Linsenmeyer  with  the opportunity he needed to put away his first County goal. Atholton responded with a goal of their own seven minutes later but Mount Hebron was not to be denied,  winning the game with a beautiful combination play from the back up to Danny Beatty who provided the assist for the winning goal from Jon Horrocks.

    Once again another fine team effort against a strong opponent. The Vikings first played the Atholton Raiders in 1978 and may well see them again before the end of the  season. 

    Thanks to both teams, coaches and officials for an entertaining hard fought game.

    Next up Fallston



    Friday, September 13
    LONG DRIVE, SHORT GAME.

    A long miserable drive in bad weather resulted in a fast paced game which was called early due to lightening. Thankfully  a decision was made not to wait out the storm, otherwise it would have been a late night for everyone. Considering the number of players with injuries who were unable to start , the team performed really well against a traditionally strong opponent and managed to strike first with a great goal from Jon Horrocks.  Fallston equalized with a nice goal of their own from a set play just outside the penalty box.

    The game was called in the first half with eight minutes left on the clock and may or may not be continued at a later date.

    Congratulations and thanks to the Varsity girls for their win at Fallston and their vocal support of the boys team

    Next up away to Marriotts Ridge - Clear your schedules, bring a crowd, Mustangs against your VIKINGS - Its gonna be LOUD!!!

     



    Tuesday, September 17
    So close!

     

     

    The Vikings came THIS CLOSE to tying a hard-fought match against the perennial county/state champions Marriotts Ridge.   The Mustangs managed to take advantage of two lucky breaks – the first in the last 2 minutes of play in the first half and the second coming 6 minutes into the second half.   Mount Hebron soldiered on with well-matched play, finally getting on the board when  Atticus Cooke broke free to score in the closing 2 minutes of the game.  The Vikings showed the importance of playing hard until the final whistle when the last play of the game was a shot followed by a scramble in the Mustang's goal box with the Marriotts Ridge goalie finally making the save on the ground.   The Vikings ran out of time, but not gas!  Hoping to see Tomas & Alec back on the field soon. 

     

    THANKS TO THE DEDICATED PLAYERS, COACHES AND OFFICIALS FOR AN EXCITING GAME

     

    NEXT UP AWAY TO LONG REACH - COME OUT ON FRIDAY AND SUPPORT THE TEAM



    Saturday, September 21
    Mt. Hebron holds off Long Reach boys soccer, 2-1

    Mt. Hebron holds off Long Reach boys soccer, 2-1

    Vikings earn road victory; River Hill, Glenelg Country also win

        
            
    Pat Palin

    Mt. Hebron sophomore Pat Palin, seen in this file photo from 2012, scored what ended up being the game-winning goal midway through the second half against Long Reach Friday night. (File photo by Jen Rynda / September 20, 2013)

       

    Just three days after suffering its first county loss of the year, Mt. Hebron got itself right back on track.

    Getting goals from Johnny Linsenmeyer and Pat Palin, the Vikings went on the road Friday night and held off a spirited Long Reach team for a 2-1 victory.

    “We had to win this game to keep ourselves from getting on a bad road,” said Palin, whose goal with 13:40 left in the second half ended up being the game winner. “Winning this one gets us right back where we are trying to go.”

    Mt. Hebron (2-1, 4-1) had lost to Marriotts Ridge, 2-1, on Tuesday, but didn’t show any lingering effects of that defeat in the early going. The Vikings peppered the Lightning net with seven shots and generated four corner kicks, in the opening 10 minutes.

    While the opening barrage didn't produce anything on the scoreboard, that pressure is what ultimately yielded the game’s first goal in the 28th minute. Mt. Hebron freshman Johnny Linsenmeyer corralled a ball near the top of the box and fired a hard shot off the goalie’s hands into the right side of the net.

    That ended up as the only goal of the first half and the Vikings went into intermission ahead 1-0.

    “For the chances we had, we really should have probably scored a few more … luckily we had a couple kids make a couple of great individual plays,” Mt. Hebron coach Mike Linsenmeyer said. “Long Reach, though, also deserves a lot of credit for their fight and keeping us from building a bigger lead.”

    Long Reach had generated only two shots in the first 40 minutes, but began creating more chances almost immediately out of the break. There were no goals, but the Lightning had several minutes of possession in the attacking third.

    “The first half it was a matter of getting our guys to stop playing kickball … so once we got our midfielders working the ball up so that we could attack as a unit that’s when we became much more dangerous,” Long Reach coach John Horner said.

    It was because of the increased Lightning pressure that Palin knew just how important it was to get his team a second goal. So, with just under 15 minutes left in regulation, he made sure he did all he could to finish his one-on-one chance on the left post after a feed from Jon Horrocks.

    Palin ended up slotting the ball off the far post and into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

    “That goal was huge because if we didn’t have that cushion and they scored like they did, it would have been a completely different game,” Palin said. “We did a great job of pushing for that second goal and making something happen.”

    Long Reach’s goal ended up coming less than five minutes after Palin’s score, cutting the deficit to one when Chris Flowers finished a cross from Derian Quintanilla. For the last eight minutes, the Lightning fought for the equalizer but couldn’t break through the Vikings’ back line again.

    Even in defeat, though, Horner saw progress.

    “Last game — beating Wilde Lake — and then this game, it looks like we are headed in the right direction,” he said. “We are competing with teams we haven’t been able to the past few years. Hopefully that’s a sign of good things to come.”

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    FOR THE RECORD

    The Long Reach Lightening have only beaten the Mount Hebron Vikings once in regular season play so thanks to the Long Reach program for what was an exciting, well played and ultimately close game.

    NEXT UP HOME TO OAKLAND MILLS - COME OUT ON TUESDAY AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

    Tuesday, September 24
    VIKINGS beat SCORPIONS!!!!!

    The Mount Hebron Vikings took full advantage of a low setting sun to put two goal pass the Oakland Mills defense and into the back of the net in the first half  of a high energy competition where the glaring sun light was a factor for both players and officials.  The Oakland Mills Scorpions came out in the second half putting increased pressure on the Mount Hebron goal but was not able to break down the defense or the great goal keeping from Matt Murphy who kept Oakland Mills off the board.

     

    For the Record.

    The Oakland Mills Boys soccer program has won more State Cup championships then any other Howard County team.




     
     

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