Severna Park gains against Old Mill Girls soccer

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

Shannon Chaney plopped down on the track that surrounds Chesapeake High's stadium field and stared at her shaking hands.

She looked every bit like a nervous freshman goalie. It was the first time that she did.

Chaney stopped a shot from Old Mill's Michelle Salmon in the second round of last night's shootout, and Severna Park's Stephanie Roberts followed with the game-winner, as the second-seeded Falcons defeated third-seeded Old Mill, 3-2, in the 3A-4A Region II girls soccer semifinals.

The teams had played to a 2-2 tie in regulation, and neither side scored in two 10-minute overtimes. It was 7-7 in the shootout when Chaney, who was inserted into the starting lineup midway through the season, dove to her left to deflect Salmon's blast from 12 yards out.

Roberts then beat Old Mill senior keeper Jackie Bardelli with a low shot inside the right post.

The Falcons (11-1-1) will meet fourth-seeded Broadneck, a 1-0 upset winner over top-seeded Chesapeake last night, in Saturday's regional final.

"I just wanted to keep my head in the ballgame and do my best, and hopefully, it would come out like I wanted to," said Chaney, who made 11 saves during regulation and the overtimes. "I was confident, but I was real nervous."

Severna Park coach Joyce Stefancik said, "We have the upmost confidence in her, or we wouldn't have had her in there. And she came through.

"I would have preferred to have won it without having to go through all that."

The Patriots (10-3), losers of their last three games, had a 2-0 lead early in the second half on goals by Carrie Klimes and Salmon. But Roberts (20 goals, 5 assists) and Shelley Seivert scored less than six minutes apart to tie the game, 2-2.

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