St. Joe ousts Gilman in MSA, 3-0

November 04, 1992|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Coach John Tucker worked miracles with his Gilman soccer squad, turning it from an 0-14-1 conference doormat last year into a contender in this year's Maryland Scholastic Association.

But his visiting Greyhounds (10-6-2) couldn't do the trick in yesterday's 3-0 tournament quarterfinal loss to 13th-ranked Mount St. Joseph (14-3-1), succumbing to the Gaels' dynamic junior scoring duo of Steve Matcuk (26 goals, 14 assists) and Kenny Angyelof (13, four) on a slick and muddy field.

For the Gaels, the second seed from Division II, the victory means a rematch with 15-time tournament champion Calvert Hall (16-0-1, 14 shutouts), the Division I top seed which won, 3-1, over Division II fourth seed Friends (11-8-1).

Calvert Hall beat Mount St. Joseph, 4-1, in last year's championship game and, 5-1, during this year's regular season.

"Gilman played us pretty tough," said Matcuk, the area's leading scorer, "But now we're looking at Calvert Hall."

Tucker and his assistants, Angelo Panzetta and Steve McNamara, had the scoop on the two lean strikers, marking Matcuk with senior Ferris Muddarris and collaring Angyelof from time to time.

Yet, they shook the coverage long enough to score within six minutes of each other to give the Gaels a 2-0 halftime lead.

Muddarris shadowed Matcuk until a Joe Vogel pass came sailing into the defense 17 minutes into the game. Matcuk touched the ball 10 yards between Muddarris, who slipped, and sweeper Todd Robin, then won a footrace before cranking a 10-yarder with his right footer to the right of keeper Blake McCallister.

Angyelof had his back to the goal and a defender behind him when he received a head pass from Jay Williams, faked to his left, turned and fired a right-footer past a frozen McCallister's right side.

Gilman opened the second half with a 3-0 advantage in shots, only to watch the Gaels score with 16 minutes left on their first attempt -- David Carrigan's 18-yard header for his sixth goal off John Fielder's corner kick.

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