Dulaney ousts Kenwood, lands in state semis, 4-0

November 07, 1992|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

The Dulaney girls soccer team combined the right amount of teamwork on offense and defense to defeat Kenwood, 4-0, in the Class 4A-3A, Region I finals and earn a berth in the state tournament semifinals next week.

Forward Abby Bausman put the Lions (13-1) on the scoreboard 14 minutes, 7 seconds into the game off a pass from freshman Ali Schuch.

The two later combined efforts for Dulaney's final goal with 1:50 remaining, as Bausman scored again off Schuch's feed.

"Their play was exceptional today. I think one of our key strengths is the way they work together," Dulaney coach Cathy Schmidt said.

"We both play on the same club team, so I know that she [Bausman] is always going to be in the middle or somebody on our team will be there," Schuch said.

Not only did the Lions offense click, but their defense also did, with fullback Brett Zimmerman serving as sweeper and goalkeeper Whitney McClelland making seven saves. Midfielder Nicole Smith shut down Stacey Leidner (29 goals, four assists), the leading scorer for Kenwood (9-4-1).

Dulaney's Aimee Vaughan, the metro area's leading scorer with 35 goals and 11 assists, scored the first of her two goals 32:44 into the first half as she headed in a corner kick from midfielder Megan Truxel. Vaughan later scored unassisted 5:25 into the second half.

"We doubled on Vaughan and I went up to her after the game and asked her if triple-teaming her would have done anything," said Bluebirds coach Brett Smith.

Keeper Melissa Wosk had 19 saves for Kenwood. The Lions out-shot the Bluebirds 22-8.

The win gives Dulaney its second straight Class 4A-3A, Region I title. Last year, the Lions were state runner-ups.

Play was delayed 25 minutes as Kenwood's Stephanie Vogel, who scored a goal in the Bluebirds' 16-0 win over City on Wednesday, re-injured her neck and had to be taken off the field by ambulance.

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