Severna Park in 8th straight title game Girls state lacrosse

May 15, 1991|By Alan Widmann

Severna Park had seeding on its mind in yesterday's state 3A/4A semifinal at Essex Community College. The No. 5 Falcons, whose players and coach believe they have something to prove, ran past top-seeded Dulaney, 14-6, to reach Saturday's girls state championship game for the eighth straight year.

Severna Park (13-1) is seeking its fifth consecutive state title and seventh in eight tries.

The Falcons will meet Anne Arundel County foe Chesapeake in Saturday's 2 p.m. championship game at Catonsville Community College. Chesapeake which ended Severna Park's 57-game winning streak with a 17-16 overtime victory this year, routed visiting Perry Hall, 18-5, in the other 3A/4A semifinal last night.

Dian McBee had six goals and an assist to lead Chesapeake (14-0), and Marlene Pyles added four goals.

All-Metro defender Tina Riley grinned when Severna Park's low seeding was mentioned. "Well, we're climbing back up to the top, and we can't wait to play Chesapeake again," said Riley, who held high-scoring Krissy Busse to one goal. Busse scored nine in the Lions' 20-8 quarterfinal defeat of Parkville.

Riley, Nicki Cecere, Erin McNeally and goalie Fonya Muhly were the main factors in blanking the Lions (12-2) for a stretch of 24 minutes, 11 seconds in the second half. That enabled Severna Park to expand its 9-5 lead to 14-5.

Hillary Kuker finished with six goals and two assists, and Lizzie Warfield added four goals for Severna Park.

In yesterday's second game at Essex, second-seeded Loch Raven wore down Mount Hebron in the late going, 15-9, to reach Saturday's 1A-2A final at noon at Catonsville against Fallston. Fallston beat Pikesville, 14-2, in yesterday's other 1A/2A semifinal at Harford Community College.

Mount Hebron (11-3) stayed close to Loch Raven (12-0) until just after halftime, when the Raiders, leading, 8-6, began to pull away.

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