Broadneck turns back Chesapeake Girls soccer

November 04, 1992|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

Broadneck's Tara Jensen, a sophomore who began the year as a midfielder, turned back 16 shots in goal to lead the fourth-seeded Bruins past top-seeded Chesapeake, 1-0, in the 3A-4A Region II semifinals at Chesapeake.

Broadneck (9-3-1) will meet second-seeded Severna Park, which defeated third-seeded Old Mill, 3-2, in a shootout last night, in Saturday's regional final. Broadneck handed the Falcons their only loss, 1-0, in the season's second game.

Another sophomore, Heather Conley, scored Broadneck's only goal at 22:01 of the first half. Conley dribbled in and poked a shot beyond Chesapeake keeper Sandra Norris from a few yards out.

And with Jensen nearly jumping out of her shoes to get a piece of any ball that came near the net, Conley's goal was enough to ensure an upset of the Cougars (11-1-1).

"Jensen made some big-time saves," said Broadneck coach David Lord. "Chesapeake had some good, good, good chances, and Tara was hot tonight."

Chesapeake came within seconds of evening the score, but the final whistle sounded as a shot from sophomore Melissa Wagner rolled past Jensen and into the net. Chesapeake

players and coaches argued that the goal should have counted.

The Cougars had plenty of other chances. Denise Perrone took two shots in succession from about 25 yards out early in the second half that Jensen stopped.

Chesapeake senior Stacey Necessary hit the crossbar with a shot with 7:14 left, and Amber Campbell saw her attempt wind up in Jensen's midsection three minutes later.

When Jensen appeared vulnerable, Bruin defenders like Katy Kemerer and Jessica Schmidt backed her up. Broadneck played a more compact "diamond" defense, and it worked wonderfully.

"We recovered really well and supported each other. And no one lost their mark," Schmidt said.

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