Fall Sports: Weekly Recap: Weeks 4-8


The Vikings defeated Atholton on the road 5-0 on Oct. 3. Senior Esha Shah put in three goals and senior Ally DeBels added two goals as well. The Vikings moved to 7-2 on the season.

The Vikings picked up a win at Reservoir on Oct. 7, winning 4-1. Junior Michelle Pak scored twice, with juniors Ashley Unkenholz and Mia Holland each chipping in one goal. The team lost on Oct. 10, 3-1 at Marriotts Ridge, as junior Haley Kampert scored the team’s only goal. On Friday, Oct. 11, they picked up a win on the road against Chesapeake, 2-0. Goals were scored by seniors Esha Shah and Ally Debels. The team went 2-1 during Week 5, with an overall record of 9-3.

The Vikings started out Week 6 with a win on the road against Howard on Oct. 14, winning 2-0. Junior Ella Ruiz scored both goals for the team. Hebron beat River Hill at home 1-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with junior Mia Holland scoring the team’s only goal coming from a short corner. Ruiz was credited with the assist. The team beat Long Reach at home 9-0 on Friday, Oct. 18, which was the team’s senior night. With the Vikings’ win against Long Reach, the team secured the title of Howard County Champions. They ended the regular season with a record of 12-3. The Vikings lost their first game of the playoffs at home 2-0 at Westminster on Oct. 30, ending their season.


The girls soccer team lost 2-1 on Oct. 3 at home against Marriotts Ridge. Senior Alexa Dragisics scored the team’s only goal.

The Vikings lost 3-2 on Monday, Oct. 7, against River Hill. Both goals were scored by senior Mia Flack. Varsity head coach Tim Deppen mulled over the decision to challenge the outcome of the game with Howard County because of a questionable goal call. Coach Deppen ultimately decided not to file a complaint. The team then shut out Wilde Lake 3-0 on Oct. 11 at home. Goals were scored by senior Mia Flack, junior Riley Benson, and sophomore Adithi Arun. 

The girls soccer team started off Week 6 with a 5-0 win on the road on Oct. 15 against the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Freshman Kylie Ritter, junior Riley Benson, and seniors Maddie Hammond, Julia Noppenberger, and Natalie Lewis all contributed a goal in the win. The team went on the road on Oct. 17 and beat Glenelg on their senior night. They were trailing 1-0 until the final 30 seconds of the game, when junior Alex Masse scored a goal, tying the game at 1-1. Less than ten minutes into overtime, junior Riley Benson chipped in the goal off a corner kick, giving the Vikings a 2-1 win.

They won their first playoff game on Friday, Oct. 25, defeating rival Centennial 1-0. Senior Maddie Hammond scored the game’s only goal, coming late in the first half. Senior Ainsley Sowers had a perfect game as goalie, not allowing any goals. 

The girls soccer team defeated Marriotts Ridge on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to win the Regional Championship for the 3A East Division. It was a game that went past two overtime halves tied at 0-0, and into penalty kicks. The Vikings won came away with a 3-2 advantage in the penalty kicks, with goals scored by seniors Julia Noppenberger and Lexi Croft, and junior Riley Benson, who scored the game winning goal for the team. The Vikings lost at home to Wilde Lake on Saturday, Nov. 2, by a score of 3-1, ending their season. Wilde Lake had a 3-0 lead only six minutes into the game, and they were unable to catch up. Senior Lexi Croft scored the team’s lone goal on a free kick in the first half.


The Vikings lost their only game of week four on Friday, Oct. 4, losing at Marriotts Ridge 2-1. Senior Daniel Tobar scored the team’s only goal.

The team started out week five losing to River Hill 4-1 at home on Oct. 7. Gabe Bekele scored the team’s only goal. On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Vikings lost to Wilde Lake at home 1-0. The Vikings went 0-2 during week 5, putting their overall record at 3-6-3. 

The Vikings won 2-1 on the road against Hammond on Oct. 15. Junior Gabe Bonilla scored the team’s only goal in regulation and senior Evan Koscis scored the game winning goal in the overtime period. The team won on Oct. 17 at home against Glenelg 1-0, for the Vikings’ senior night. Senior Evan Kocsis scored the only goal of the game, coming early in the first half.

The Vikings won their first playoff game of the season at home on Wednesday Oct. 23, beating Westminster 2-1. Sophomore Liam McCaffrey scored in the first half off of a penalty kick, but it was Westminster who tied the game up in the second half at 1-1. Halfway through the second half, it was McCaffrey again who scored for Hebron, giving them a 2-1 lead that ultimately the win. McCaffrey’s two goals marked his first two goals on the varsity team. 

The Vikings beat Marriotts Ridge on the road 2-1 on Tuesday Oct. 29, winning the Regional Championship. It was the second game of a doubleheader between Hebron and Marriotts Ridge, with both the boys and girls soccer teams winning their games. Senior Evan Kocsis and senior Matthew Millen scored goals for them. The team defeated James M. Bennett High School on the road 2-1. Both of the Vikings’ goals came off of own goals by James M. Bennett. The team will travel to Linganore High School to face Wilde Lake on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the State Semifinals. 

The Vikings won their first playoff game of the season, winning in four sets at Marriotts Ridge on Monday, Nov. 4. The Vikings won the final set 25-17, and senior Sara Paradisi had a great game.

Their season came to an end on Saturday, Nov. 9, losing to Wilde Lake in the semifinals 2-1. Senior Daniel Tobar scored the team’s only goal.


The volleyball team defeated Reservoir in four sets on Oct. 3. The team won six straight games after losing their first game, moving into first place in the county with their win against Reservoir. Heading into week five, the Vikings held a record of 6-1.

The Vikings lost on the road against Atholton three sets to one on Oct. 7, but turned around three days later to beat Howard on Oct. 10.

The Vikings defeated then-undefeated Marriotts Ridge at home on Monday Oct. 14th, winning in four sets. On Wednesday, the team beat River Hill in five sets. It was a milestone game for senior Sam Giles, who recorded her 1,000th career assist. The Vikings won their third game of the week on Thursday, defeating Wilde Lake at home in four sets.

The volleyball team picked up a win on Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, defeating Hammond in three sets on the team’s senior night. The Vikings beat Glenelg on Thursday in four sets, securing their title as Co-Howard County Champions. 

The Vikings lost their first playoff game on the road at Westminster on Nov. 6, ending their season. The team lost in three sets.


The football team lost at home against Hammond on Friday Oct. 4, 32-13. Junior Guan Morris scored two rushing touchdowns for the Vikings.

The Vikings lost on the road against Atholton on Saturday Oct. 12, by a score of 56-14.

The football team lost on Saturday Oct. 19 at home against Centennial, 41-26. The Vikings overall record is 0-7, as the team heads into next week with a matchup on Friday at Marriotts Ridge.

The football team lost 42-0 at Marriotts Ridge on Friday, Oct. 25. The Vikings host Reservoir on Friday, Nov. 1.

The football team lost on Friday Nov. 1 at home against Reservoir, losing 34-7. 

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