Field hockey went 1-1 this past week, with their current overall record sitting at 2-2. On Monday, Mt. Hebron lost against South River High School 2-1 with Junior Mia Holland scoring the team’s only goal. The team won on Friday against Centennial High School, shutting them out 6-0. Junior Maddy Craig scored two goals for the Vikings. Mt. Hebron’s defense was lead by Australian exchange student Ella Ruiz. Ruiz put in her part on the offensive end as well, scoring a goal. Their first game next week is on Tuesday, September 17, at Severna Park High School.
The boys soccer team went 1-0-1 this past week, setting their record at 2-1-1 overall. The Vikings won at home on Tuesday against Oakland Mills, winning 1-0. Senior Matthew Millen scored the game’s lone goal on a free kick in which Millen shot the ball before the defense had set up the wall, catching them off guard. After going up 2-1 at home against Centennial on Thursday, Mt. Hebron allowed the tying goal in the final minutes of the game, and went on to tie 2-2 after extra time. Mt. Hebron’s two goals were scored by Juniors Jason Taylor and Aadam Rahman. Their next game is Tuesday, September 17, at Long Reach High School.
After starting out 1-0, the girls soccer team dropped three straight games last week, losing to Centennial, Severna Park, and South River. The team was shut out against Centennial and South River on Thursday and Saturday. The team’s only goal of the week came from Senior Julia Noppenberger against Severna Park on Friday, losing 2-1. The Vikings first game next week will be against Century High School on Monday, September 16.
The football team lost their home opener 62-7 against River Hill, a team led by Maryland commit, Beau Brade. The score was 49-0 at halftime, with Hebron’s only touchdown coming from a long passing play from Senior Finn Devine to Junior Zion Holmes. The Vikings play their next game on Friday, September 20 at Oakland Mills.
FEATURED ATHLETE: ELLA RUIZ
This week’s athlete of the week is Junior Ella Ruiz, an Australian exchange student. Ruiz scored a goal against Centennial, despite playing on defense.
“I scored my goal off of a short corner but it was the first one of the game so it was really exciting,” Ruiz explained.
Ruiz scored the first of six goals in a dominant 6-0 shutout win against Centennial. Ruiz played field hockey previously in Australia.
“Some differences I’ve seen are that here there is a lot more running involved whereas back home it was mostly stick skills and a lot less running,” commented Ruiz.
Ruiz says that she has received a ton of support from her teammates.
“I love playing field hockey here and the girls on the team are so welcoming. I know it sounds cliche but it really is a family environment,” Ruiz said.
Ruiz plans on playing softball in the spring, which she also played back home. She said that field hockey and softball are her main sports.