The Kenwood girls soccer team finished last season 4-9-1 while going winless in Baltimore County Division EW,
This season the Bluebirds are 8-1 and closing in on the division title. The county Division II title.
After going 0-5 in the division, and 1-7-1 overall in Division I, Kenwood was moved down to Division II this season and is unbeaten in the 10-team division.
Playing at Chesapeake last week, which was also unbeaten in Division II, the Bluebirds scored four quick goals en route to a 4-1 win.
The loss was the first of the season for the Bayhawks (7-1). Kenwood’s only loss of the season was to Sparrows Point, a Division I team and five-time defending Class 1A state champion.
Samantha Wilson, Alexis Hack, Mikayla Schreiber and Kymarah Clark scored for Kenwood, with all four goals coming in the first 20 minutes of the first half.
Chesapeake’s only goal came on a penalty kick in the second half.
Despite a winning record and a likely division title, the Bluebirds aren’t happy with their new digs.
“We’d rather still be in Division I,” Kenwood coach Kelsey Billings said. “I was surprised when we were moved down to Division II.
“Our scores were competitive up there. And for the girls to get better, we need to play stronger competition. We didn’t expect to dominate Division II; we just approached the season like we would any other season.”
After beating Chesapeake, the Bluebirds defeated visiting Owings Mills on Friday 6-0.
The Bayhawks played at Overlea on Friday and came home with a 2-0 victory.
Chesapeake finishes the regular season at Parkville on Oct. 22.
Eastern Tech (4-5-1) lost to visiting Sparrows Point 2-0 on Oct. 10, then had a 1-1 tie with Bel Air on Monday.