Glenelg turns back N. Hagerstown, 3-2

November 05, 1992|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

When the whistle blows and the referee orders the ball back into play, Glenelg's Marc Rey is at his best. Yesterday, in a Class 2A, Region I semifinal game, North Hagerstown found out why.

Rey's first-half throw-in and second-half direct kick led to goals and the host Gladiators defeated North Hagerstown, 3-2.

No. 6 Glenelg, the region's second seed, advances to Saturday's final against Liberty, a 3-1 winner last night over Middletown.

To get that far, however, the Gladiators relied on a lesson they learned during last week's 4-1 loss to top-ranked Centennial. Bouman said his team made adjustments on defense that may have made the difference.

"Defensively, I thought we were much more aggressive because of the Centennial loss," said Bouman, whose team had outscored the opposition 47-7 entering that game. "We were taking too many risks on defense. Today, we cleared the ball much more effectively."

Glenelg (10-2-1) kept the ball on offense for the majority of the game, and outshot North Hagerstown, 18-11.

Early on, however, the Hubs looked to be the aggressors. After taking four of the game's first five shots, they broke on top, 1-0, on Max Krumpe's goal 12:40 into the game.

With the help of Rey, however, Glenelg soon took the lead. With 14:02 left in the half, Rey lobbed a throw in to Chris Schaefer, who kicked it in to tie the game.

Then, 1:03 into the second half, Rey's direct kick found a group of players in front of the net, where Jeff Cline headed it in.

Rey's direct kicks and throw-ins nearly led to four other goals. With 28:22 to play and the game tied at 2-2, however, teammate Dan Gaertner put the Gladiators on top.

After Glenelg's Tony Marchegiano drew a penalty while driving toward the goal, Gaertner deposited the penalty kick into the net.

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