Wootton sophomore midfielder Ben Schwartz scored 25 minutes into the first half and All-Met goalkeeper Rob Stein made it stand up as the Patriots defeated Magruder, 1-0, in Rockville in a meeting of the last unbeaten teams in Montgomery County last night.
Schwartz scored on a four-yard volley past Magruder goalkeeper Paul Lubao following a corner kick by Mike Foulger. That was all the offense that the top-ranked Patriots (11-0-1) needed. No. 7 Magruder fell to 11-1-1.
Wootton's defense has been particularly stingy. Earlier this season it held opponents without a goal for 603 minutes, though that streak was 17 minutes shorter than one the Patriots had last season. Still, last night marked Wootton's first shutout in four games.
"The defense in front of me is really good," Stein said. "We think we have the skill to be one of the best teams in the state and we are looking forward to proving it in the playoffs."
Laurel Girls Upset E.R. Kyrah Bacote, Lauren McInerney and Allison Moore scored second-half goals as Laurel rallied to defeat Eleanor Roosevelt, 3-1, in a Prince George's County girls game in Greenbelt.
With the win, the Spartans (9-2, 6-1 league) claimed second place in Prince George's County and extended their winning streak to seven. Eleanor Roosevelt (8-3-1, 5-1-1) had its nine-game (8-0-1) unbeaten streak snapped.
"We have never beaten them in the county," said Spartans coach and athletic director Terry Parfitt. "It is a big win for the program."
The Raiders took the early lead with a goal by senior Christy Kindrock off an assist from senior Jessi Terrell only 1 minute 49 seconds into the game.
But Laurel controlled the second half, outshooting Eleanor Roosevelt, 12-0, in the game's final 21 minutes.
BOWIE 13, GWYNN PARK 0: Bulldogs junior forward Laura Bryer had a hat trick as Bowie (8-3-1 overall, 6-0-1 Prince George's) rolled past Gwynn Park to sew up the county's 4A regular season title.