Glenelg, Rockville share soccer title STATE PLAYOFF ROUNDUP

November 22, 1992

Glenelg (12-2-2) tied unbeaten Rockville (13-0-3) of Montgomery County, 0-0, in overtime to share the Class 2A championship in the final at Old Mill.

Not only was it the Gladiators' first state title, it was their first winning season and first time in the playoffs.

Both midfields sparkled, but it was the defenses that won the day, led by goalies, Russell Payne of Glenelg and C. J. Norton of Rockville.

Glenelg outshot Rockville 18-5. Rockville committed 29 fouls to Glenelg's 17. Glenelg had a 10-2 edge in corner kicks. Glenelg coach John Bouman praised the play of midfielder Scott Cline, Payne and sweeper Keever Fyre.

* Fallston 7, Easton 1: Fallston (14-1-1) captured its first state championship yesterday when it whipped Easton (15-2) in a Class 1A game that was no match after 10 minutes. Shane Dougherty, Harford County's Player of the Year, scored his team's first three goals, later added another and collected one assist, breaking the school assist record in the process.

Easton, unbeaten during the regular season, and Region IV titlist, sealed its fate when it played a zone defense and failed to mark Dougherty, who went into the game with 32 goals and 10 assists for the year, including nine goals in the playoffs.

Girls soccer

* Centennial 3, Dulaney 2: Natalie Rich scored with 1:10 remaining in overtime, giving top-ranked Centennial its second straight Class 4A-3A title.

Rich (10 goals, two assists), who scored two goals, was waiting on the right when striker Vicky Brunt let a ball roll to her.

Dulaney keeper Kate Szper (eight saves) back-pedaled to try and stop the 25-yard shot, which sailed over her outstretched hands and into the net's opposite side.

The game was a rematch of last year's contest, won by Centennial, 4-1.

* Oakland Mills 1, Loch Raven 0: Ginny Dye knocked in a pass from Tricia Witte with 3:42 remaining in the second sudden-death overtime to lift Oakland Mills (14-1-1) over No. 11 Loch Raven (10-4) in the Class 2A-1A title game at Arundel High.

Witte dribbled down the left side of the field and lost her defender to start the game-winning play. She turned and found Dye with a perfect pass. Dye, heading toward the goal, punched it in with her knee to give Oakland Mills its first state title. The Scorpions were finalists two years ago.


* Mount Hebron 3, North Caroline 1: Co-No. 9 Mount Hebron won the state Class 2A title, defeating North Caroline, 10-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-9, 15-8, at Catonsville Community College.

The Vikings (14-5) trailed by eight, five, seven and six points, respectively, the first four times around. They recovered to win the second and fourth games and led nearly the entire distance in the final game en route to victory.

Mount Hebron won its third straight state title under third-year coach Jeannine McCrumb.


* Wilde Lake 35, Easton 14: Wilde Lake (11-1) forced three fourth-quarter turnovers that turned a precarious 21-14 lead into a victory over Easton in a Class 1A semifinal game.

The victory sends Wilde Lake to College Park, where it will go after its third consecutive state championship Fridsay against Cambridge-South Dorchester at 4 p.m.

The Wildecats never trailed, but they could not shake the stubborn Warriors (10-2) until crunch time. Trailing 21-14 early in the fourth period, Easton had the ball on its 36, when Wilde Lake's Mike Green forced a fumble, leading to an 18-yard touchdown run by Nate Cassella.

The Wildecats, who did not attempt a pass, pounded the Warriors by rushing 50 times for 280 yards, including 200 in the first half. Cassella led all rushers with 153 yards on 17 carries. Quarterback Seth Willingham rushed for 32 yards and a touchdown and kicked five extra points.

* Gaithersburg 35, Annapolis 7: Eric Frazier ran for a touchdown and pass for another, as host Gaithersburg (11-1) routed Annapolis (10-2) in a Class 4A semifinal.

Gaithersburg (11-1) will meet Crossland of Prince George's County, a 27-0 winner over North County on Friday night, in a championship game at College Park next Friday.

* Patterson 24, Dunbar 14: John Sauer rushed for 100 yards and Stacey Plater returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown, as No. 13 Patterson (10-1) defeated co-No. 8 Dunbar (9-1) in the Maryland Scholastic B Conference championship game at Poly.

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