Kenwood crushes top seed City, 16-0

November 05, 1992|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

Kenwood gave City its first taste of state playoff competition yesterday, and it wasn't pleasant. The No. 4 Bluebirds routed the No. 1 Knights, 16-0, in a Class 4A-3A, Region I semifinal girls soccer game.

Kenwood (9-3-1) will play at No. 2 Dulaney in the final tomorrow at 3 p.m. Dulaney shut out Perry Hall, 7-0, in a semifinal Tuesday.

Last year, Kenwood lost to Dulaney in the semifinals and the year before, it came up short against Perry Hall.

"We did not know what to expect from City because they didn't play any county teams," Bluebirds coach Brett Smith said. "I had no idea what kind of talent they had and if they were the No. 1 seed, you have to respect that."

The Bluebirds got off to a quick start, with Stacey Leidner scoring her first of three first-half goals 10 seconds into the game.

Kim Filling, who led Kenwood with four goals and two assists, also did all her scoring in the first half. The Bluebirds outshot the Knights 19-1.

In making its state playoff debut, City (9-2) didn't score any goals, but it made a point of not giving up.

"I don't know what these kids had in them, but I guess they didn't know enough to quit," said Knights coach Bill Huey. "They haven't been playing that much to know how out of hand things really got. Even though they are city champions, they found out today that there is still a much bigger world for them to conquer."

Kelly Reabe had a hat trick for Kenwood, with the third goal coming off a shot from 40 yards out that hit the crossbar and bounced in to give the Bluebirds a 10-0 lead.

City had an opportunity to score off a penalty kick with 8:02 left in regulation, but Kenwood goalie Kelly Bess picked off the shot to save the shutout.

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