St. Mary's Ryken's boys soccer team handed La Plata its first Southern Maryland Athletic Conference defeat on Friday, beating the visiting Warriors, 3-1.
Ryken, which had lost its first SMAC game of the season to No. 6 Thomas Stone, continued to rebound with an impressive effort against La Plata (6-4-1, 6-1-1).
"We got outhustled tonight," La Plata Coach Chris Butler said. "They were winning all the 50-50 balls. We weren't getting any of them."
Bamber, Ryken Win in Golf
St. Mary's Ryken junior Richie Bamber birdied the first playoff hole to edge teammate John Green and win the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference golf title Wednesday at Swann Point golf course.
Bamber and Green each shot 2-over-par 74s to lead the field and lift the Knights to the team title. St. Mary's Ryken finished with a four-player total of 316, 13 strokes better than second-place Patuxent.
Bamber won the playoff with a birdie on the par-4 first hole.
He and Green finished a stroke better than McDonough's Brad Lackman.
Roger Welch (83) and Howie Grube-O'Brien (85) were the other scoring players for St. Mary's Ryken.