Middletown junior Justin Fox kept things close last night in the first half of a 3-1 loss against Piedmont Conference opponent Century, last season's Maryland 2A champion. Fox tied the score at 1 midway through the period off an assist by senior striker Kenneth Vandre. But it wasn't long before Century (8-1) added two goals to extend its winning streak to eight games. Senior midfielder Steve Romeo scored unassisted just six minutes into the first half for Century and, at the beginning of the second half, picked up another goal off an assist by senior striker Mike March. March notched another assist to senior midfielder Tommey Cockey 10 minutes later. "It's always tough to beat Middletown . . . It was really back and forth in the first half because they put some pressure on us," said Century Coach Scott Smith. "But this is a good sign for us if you look at the way they beat us last year."
Two Headed for GW
Anacostia senior centers Jessica and Jazmine Adair unofficially have committed to play basketball for George Washington University, Indians Coach Frank Briscoe said yesterday. Jessica Adair averaged a team-high 15.7 points per game, while her twin sister added 11.7 points per game to lead the Indians to a 16-6 overall record and an 8-0 mark in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association last season. The Indians lost to Theodore Roosevelt in the final of the DCIAA championship, a game in which Jessica Adair suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee. Briscoe said she is expected to be cleared to start practice by Nov. 1.
Freshman midfielder Christine Nairn broke a 4-4 tie and gave Spalding (10-1-2) its 10th win of the season, booting a 40-yard goal with seven minutes left for the 5-4 win over host Catholic (6-6-1). Senior striker Kate Schaeffler set up Nairn's unassisted game-winner, scoring two goals of her own. Spalding improved to 5-0-1 in the IAAM.
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Toussaint and Lauren Silva