Calvert Holds Field Hockey Opponents Scoreless

The Calvert field hockey team is 6-0 and has outscored opponents, 15-0. "We've gone 6-0 before, but we've never held our opponents scoreless," said Calvert Coach Nikki Wilson, whose team went 10-2 last season. "I don't know how long we'll be able to keep this up."

Sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Clagett deserves much of the credit, Wilson said.

"Most of the goalies I've seen are bigger girls who don't run or move too well," Wilson said. "But Rachel is the exact opposite. She's very agile, very athletic. . . . She takes good angles in the cage and is not afraid to slide tackle."

NORTHERN: One week after posting his best time of the season, senior cross-country runner Jesse Ratliff bruised his right heel at work and missed last week's meet with Great Mills and La Plata.

Northern Coach Jim Menderlein said Ratliff--who took third in last year's SMAC cross-country meet--probably will miss Wednesday's meet with Calvert and St. Mary's Ryken, but should return Oct. 13 against Leonardtown and Lackey.

PATUXENT: At 5 feet 5 inches and 120 pounds, Tommy Sutphin is one of the smallest golfers in the SMAC, but he has stood tall for the Panthers this season. Sutphin, a freshman, shot a season-low 39 on Wednesday as Patuxent defeated Chopticon and La Plata and improved to 6-3 overall.

"He's not a big long ball hitter, but he's extremely accurate," said Patuxent Coach Karl Brungot. "His best golf is still ahead of him."