Dara Demich, a Brunswick High School graduate, has clearly put her stamp on the Railroaders’ girls’ soccer team. Only this time, she’s doing it as a coach.
Through Demich’s dedication, coaching style and philosophy, Brunswick is enjoying quite a bit of success. The Railroaders are 5-2 through last Tuesday, the latest win being a 10-2 rout of the Catoctin Cougars at Thurmont.
It’s this kind of success which has begun to rub off on the BHS field hockey team. The Railroaders came away with a 5-3 win over Thomas Johnson, also last Tuesday.
The power behind Brunswick’s big win over Catoctin came in the form of Hannah Estep and Riley Backer. Estep, a senior, had a hat trick with two assists. Backer, a junior, had two goals with one assist.
Atiya Jackson scored a pair of goals for Brunswick. Alexa Domathoti, Eliana Harris and Izza Marra each had one goal. Marra is a senior. Harris is a junior. Domathoti is a freshman.
Midway through the second half, Demich pulled all of her starters and went with an exclusively-reserves lineup. The big lead allowed Demich to give her younger players on the team some extra playing time, essential when it comes to continuing to build on the success of a team.
On the field hockey side, in a game played at Othello Park in Petersville, Brunswick controlled the game from start to finish. Lindsay Aldridge and Carly Lindley each scored two goals for the Railroaders.
Paige Willard scored one goal for Brunswick. In goal, Rachel Johansen had seven saves for the Railroaders.
In boys’ soccer action on Tuesday, Brunswick also had a lopsided win over Catoctin at home, defeating the Cougars, 12-1. Logan Malone was the dominant force up front for the Railroaders, leading the way with six goals with one assist.
Graham Putnam had two goals for the Railroaders with one assist. Will Burton and Ryan Domathoti each had one goal with one assist.
Brunswick High School’s volleyball team lost to Catoctin last Tuesday, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-11).