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.