BOWIE -- Centennial's girls soccer team dominated its second Prince George's County team in three days, as the third-seeded Eagles cruised by second-seeded Bowie, 5-0, to capture the Class 4A-3A, Region IV title yesterday.
Centennial (13-1, 6-1), second in The Baltimore Sun poll and 10th in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, recorded its seventh consecutive shutout and eighth in nine games.
Goalie Laura Bradburnwas not tested by Bowie in the first half.
The Bulldogs (8-2-1) had one shot on goal, late in the second half, and Centennial freshman backup goalie Rima Sidhu handled that.
"I was just trying not to run the score up," coach Rick Pizarro said of his heavy substituting the entire game. "I don't believe in doing what other teams do in running up 12 or 16 goals. I want to get some of my kids in who haven't played in the last few games."
Despite the cold, windy weather, Centennial didn't take long to warm up on a field in poor condition from rain and a football game Thursday. Shara Boonshaft's 15-yard shot from the right side escaped Bowie goalie Jean Thompson's reach and the Eagles led 1-0 after four minutes.
Vicky Brunt scored three goals in just under 10 minutes. Brunt's first goal came after a perfect crossing pass from freshman striker Michelle Clare 12:35 into the first half.
"Vicky has been positioning herself well, and Michelle Clare was crossing the ball today like I expected her to cross," Pizarro said.
Clare scored the final goal 33 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick.