Hammond corners Dulaney in OT, 2-1 Andersch's kick lifts Bears to 3-0

September 23, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Hammond's Samantha Andersch realizes she has talent. Her membership in the National Team pool for the Olympic Developmental girls soccer program is a testament to it, as are her 50 career goals for the Bears.

But after netting the winning goal on a corner kick in yesterday's 2-1 overtime win over No. 4 Dulaney, Andersch said she realizes that talent alone isn't always enough.

"Luck was on my side," said Andersch, whose volley with 2:17 remaining in the second 10-minute overtime session floated over the outstretched hands of Dulaney goalkeeper Kate Szper (14 saves) and into the upper left corner of the net.

Andersch, a first-team All-Metro pick last season, also scored Hammond's other goal at 13:10 of the first half to put the visiting and No. 2-ranked Bears ahead, 1-0.

"I was trying to get the ball to Kisha [Jett] or Kacy [Williams] because they're better in the air," said Andersch, who had 18 goals and 17 assists last year. "We knew they'd be a tough team, because they're fourth-ranked."

Class 4A-3A state runner-up Dulaney opened by controlling the midfield to get off five quick shots behind Abbey Bousman and sisters Heather and Meg Truxel. Andersch's first goal came on Hammond's first shot.

The Lions (1-1), who were outshot 25-17 in regulation, tied the score a minute before halftime. Lions striker Aimee Vaughan (22 goals, 11 assists last year) dribbled into the right corner of the penalty area, faked out sweeper Williams and passed to freshman striker Ali Schuch, who chipped in a shot from 10 yards.

Hammond coach Dave Guetler, whose Bears (3-0) beat No. 8 McDonogh, 2-1, on Saturday, shifted Williams to midfield for the second half.

Defensively, Guetler used junior Jennifer Yezek to mark Vaughan, who was further slowed by a bruise on her right foot, and assigned freshman Karen Fink to mark Schuch.

"They had been winning all of the 50-50 balls," said Guetler.

The moves worked to an extent, as Hammond got off 13 shots to Dulaney's five in the second half.

But the Lions' defense kept this one even. It successfully shut down striker Jett, who led Howard County with 26 goals last season and is a 100-, 200- and 400-meter track state champion. Jett, who has four goals so far, missed several chances and was further frustrated by sophomore sweeper Nicole Smith, stopper Kathleen McGinley and fullbacks Julie Green and Kim Duklewski.

"We like to play a lot of long ball to Kisha, but the field was a lot shorter than ours, so the short field took that away," Guetler said.

Jett -- despite her speed -- had trouble getting to the ball before they were cleared or snagged by Szper. "I think we showed how well we can play and we did a lot better than they expected us to," said Dulaney's Smith. "We even surprised ourselves."

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