Regular-season earned-run average for John Maine, a Bethesda Big Train alum who started 15 games and went 6-5 for the New York Mets this year.
Maine started for the Mets against visiting St. Louis in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 13, but only lasted four innings. He gave up only two hits, but walked five and allowed four runs, three of them earned. e National League Divisional Series, a 3-0 sweep for the Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maine started Game 1 and allowed one run and six hits through 4 1/3 innings, getting a no-decision in the Mets’ 6-5 win.
As of Thursday morning, Maine was scheduled to start Game 6, a do-or-die game for the Mets, who returned home to Shea Stadium but trailed 3-2.
Maine fared better in th
Minute separating two goals by Whitman junior Leslie Morrison in the Vikings’ 2-0 victory at Stone Ridge on Friday, Oct. 13. In the 29th minute of the game, Morrison scored from 15 yards out on the right-hand side, shooting into the far end of the goal. One minute later, she took the ball up the left sideline and shot it into the right-hand side. Morrison, who leads the Vikings with three assists this season, provided all the game’s goals in that one minute.
Consecutive wins for Churchill’s boys soccer team (8-2-1) since the Bulldogs dropped a pair of matches in midseason to Blair and Magruder in late September. Despite the recent wins, Churchill coach Dave Kelley said, “The things we did well early in the year, we’ve stopped doing those things,” citing offensive consistency and team defense.
Playing three games over four days last week, though, the Bulldogs won all three matches — 3-1 over visiting Whitman on Oct. 10, 2-1 against Wootton on Oct. 12, and 2-1 at Gaithersburg on Oct. 13. “We didn’t play a perfect game by any means,” Kelley said after the Wootton match, but he added, “I think this week was a big confidence booster for us.”
Regular-season record for D.C. United, which earned United the Major League Soccer Supporters’ Shield for finishing with the league’s best record. However, D.C. lost its final three regular-season matches.
In his third season on D.C. United, Potomac’s Freddy Adu, now 17, started 29 matches this year. He and Jaime Moreno are the only two players on D.C. United to play in each of the team’s 32 matches. Adu finished the regular season with two goals and eight assists, his assist total the third-highest on the team.
United begins the MLS Playoffs with a match at the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. that will be aired on Comcast SportsNet. United will host the Red Bulls at RFK Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. See www.dcunited.com for ticket information.
Shutout victories for the McLean School’s girls soccer team. the Fourth came on Oct. 11 with a 2-0 win over Washington Waldorf School. Junior Melissa Roark scored her first goal of the season, and captain Sarah Tekeste scored her eighth goal. The Mustangs are finished with regular-season play, and await the seeding of the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference playoffs to see if they have a berth.
Minutes into the McLean School girls soccer team’s 0-0 tie with Oakcrest Oct. 4 that Mustang goalie Kerrigan Dopp saved an Oakcrest penalty kick. Dopp finished the match with 23 saves.