Spalding's field hockey team defeated Severn, 2-1, yesterday, breaking a streak of six ties between the schools that dated from 1999.

"I think both teams usually rise to the occasion for this game," Spalding Coach Leslee Brady said. "It was nice to finally come out on top."

Senior Katie Monaghan gave Spalding a 1-0 lead early on, and senior Kit Sullivan scored after a scramble in front of Severn's goal for a 2-0 lead for the Cavaliers (9-4-2) at halftime.

Severn's Bretton Bathras scored midway through second half, but the Admirals failed to net an equalizer.

"That was sort of our mantra before the game," Brady said. "We wanted our seniors to be able to say they beat Severn."

Einstein Wins

Einstein earned its first volleyball victory in two seasons by defeating Wheaton, 25-12, 19-25, 17-25, 27-25, 15-13.

With two starting middle hitters out of the lineup because of injury and illness for the Titans (1-9), senior Orisbeth Jimenez and junior Yesso Woloudjele excelled in their places, according to Einstein Coach Leigh Ann Eckenrode. "[We] were able to overcome defeats in the two middle games, which we don't normally do," she said.

Bullis Triumphs

Bullis extended its girls' soccer winning streak to four with a 4-0 victory over St. Stephen's/St. Agnes. Senior Kiley Gilbert led the Bulldogs (6-5) with two goals, senior Noel Stinchfield added a header and junior Jessica Lewis notched her first goal of the season. . . .

Sherwood's girls' soccer team clinched the Montgomery 4A East title with a 4-1 win over Magruder. Sophomore Julia McCarty scored twice for the Warriors (7-1); junior Lauren Estrain and senior Cristin Begley each added goals. . . .

Poolesville's girls' soccer team defeated Seneca Valley, 1-0, in overtime. Sophomore Gisele Agnew scored with 90 seconds left in overtime for the Falcons (6-3-1).

-- Rich Campbell