Recreation Roundup

June 06, 1993|By Mike Jefferson

Boys soccer

Members of the under-12 Hickory Lazers soccer team defeated five teams in three days to earn the championship of the Al Dougherty Memorial Day Soccer Tournament in Fairfax, Va.

More than 350 teams from 14 states competed in the nationwide tournament.

The Lazers, winning their first out-of-state tournament title and coached by Brent LeMaire, stormed through their bracket in defeating State College (Pa.), 3-1, the Arlington (Va.) Action, 4-2, and the Manassas (Va.) Strikers, 4-2.

Those games were played last Saturday and Sunday, and the players stayed in town to play a semifinal and final game on Monday.

In the semifinal game, the Lazers trailed the Virginia Phoenix, 2-0, before rallying for two goals to force two five-minute overtimes. The Lazers scored a goal in each of the overtimes to win, 4-2.

In the final, the players put away the Fighting Falcons from New York, 3-0.

Championship team members include goalkeeper Ken Klaus, forwards Derek Ciotta, Justin Januszkiewicz, Jeremy Pomp, ,X Justin Gischel, leading scorer Paul Isbell, midfielders Evan LeMaire, Matt LeMaire, Justin Mandy, Mike Mannion, and defenders Pat Diehl, Tom Parr, championship game Most Valuable Player Jon Ferg, Dominic Lucas and Zach Steeg.

* Harford County players Gary Williams (goalkeeper), forwards John Gostomski and Matt Delaney, midfielder Aaron Szager and defender Jimmy Baker were part of the under-14 Soccer Club of Baltimore Post 38 team that defeated host team Roanoke Star Green, 3-0, to win the under-15 Memorial Day CRESTAR Festival Soccer Tournament in Roanoke, Va.

Post 38 advanced to the finals with wins over the Pocoshock (Va.) Panthers, 5-2, the Blue Ridge (Va.) Panthers and a 1-1 tie against the Winston/Salem Twin City (N.C.) Deacons.

These players and Post 38 also have advanced to the finals of the under-14 Maryland State Cup Tournament.

Travel baseball

The 11-12 Fallston travel team battled back from a 4-3 deficit against Perry Hall to win the Overlea-Fullerton Memorial Day tournament, 5-4.

The team trailed by that margin in the bottom of the fifth, then mounted a comeback.

John Caslin walked and J.J. Jones singled in Caslin to tie the game. Jones stole second base and reached third on a passed ball, then catcher Steve Rothgeb hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the winning run. Perry Hall scored its four runs on two hits, and Fallston produced seven hits.

Fallston's winning pitcher was Chris Dejarnette.

* The 11-12 Harford Sox team, with a six-run rally in the sixth inning, defeated the Baltimore Lazers, 12-11. Adam Rafalski came on in relief of Chris Reynolds, as the two combined for the win. RBI and hitting leaders for the Harford Sox were Ricky Black, Paul Isbell, Reynolds, Rafalski, Jonathan Ferg and Jeff Greggs.

Girls soccer

The Harford United Flash (13-1-2) defeated the host Hampden Goalbusters, 5-0, to claim the under-14 championship at the 11th annual Hampden Invitational Girls Soccer Tournament in Pennsylvania.

The Flash was also crowned champions in this tournament in 1991 and 1992.

Last weekend, the Flash opened with a 4-0 victory over the Council Rock Outlaws, the Eastern Pennsylvania state championship runners-up and 1993 Eastern Regional Championship representatives.

A string of passes from Krysten Martin to Shanna Ziegenfuss to Haley DeLaurence for a header was the Flash's first score. Nicole Froman and Lauren Hess scored the next two goals, and Sue Gianniccini scored the last goal.

Keeper Katie Bowman recorded two saves, but left the game with a broken collarbone. Tina Steck finished the game with two saves.

Later that day, the Flash beat the Ephrata Shooting Stars, 2-0. Jenn Cook headed in a corner kick by Karen Tiedemann for the first goal, and Jenny Coulsen added an unassisted second-half score.

In advancing to the finals against the Goalbusters -- which the Flash dominated for a 5-0 victory -- the Flash shut out Reading-Berks Blitz, an Eastern Pennsylvania state championship semifinalist, 3-0.

The Flash defense of Steck, Lauren Porter, Katie Tiburzi, Jennifer Kar--, Brooke Stastny, DeLaurence, Tiedemann, Martin, Lauren Hess and Cindy Wolf was formidable, allowing just 13 shots on goal throughout the tournament.

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