Middletown (13-2) of Frederick County scored two first-hald goals and beat top-seeded Patapsco (12-2), 2-0, in the state Class 1A-2A championship game yesterday at Arundel High.
Five minutes into the game, junior midfielder Kari Hoffman scored, after a brilliant save by Patapsco keeper Teresa Wrzosek.
With seven minutes remaining in the half, sophomore striker Rachel Levine pounded a shot into the right corner, after causing Wrzosek to commit.
At 11 minutes, 52 seconds in the second half, Patapsco's Brandi Van Meter apparently has scored off of a loose ball in front of the Knights net, however, the goal was nulified, as officials ruled that the whistle had blown for a stoppage of play after goalie Amy Lowe was inadvertenly kicked during the fracas.
"I just can't explain the feeling," said Middletown coach John Miller. "It took a total team effort to win it, and I'm proud of all of them.