Severna Park falls short in bid for Class 4A title

Field hockey

November 13, 1990|By Steven Kivinski

The second-seeded Severna Park Falcons field hockey team fell short for its bid for a sixth Class 4A Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association title yesterday, losing to top seed Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 2-1, at Goucher College.

The Falcons (15-1) scored first, 6 minutes, 19 seconds into the game, when senior forward Tricia Gately dug a loose ball off the turf and flicked it past goalkeeper Jessica Milhollin.

The Falcons showed signs of complacency thereafter, and the Barons exploited the Falcons' sluggish play.

"I think we needed that [Severna Park's goal] to fire us up," said Bethesda-Chevy Chase coach Michael Carroll, whose team has made its fourth straight final appearance. "We knew we had the athletes, and we knew they couldn't keep up with our forwards.

"It was just a matter of time before we scored."

The Barons had more than their share of opportunities to score in the first half, as they outshot the Falcons, 8-2, and were awarded 12 penalty corners to Severna Park's one.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase tied the game 22:25 into the game on a goal from Kristen Hurt. Four minutes later, Emily Kelley scored the winning goal.

"If you're going to lose, you might as well lose to the best team," said Severna Park coach Lil Shelton, whose team lost, 2-0, to BCC in the state final two years ago. "We didn't play our best game today, and against a team like that, you have to."

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