Youth soccer * Under-19 girls -- The Severna Park Ambition...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

June 15, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Youth soccer * Under-19 girls -- The Severna Park Ambition concluded its first season in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League with two victories last week.

On Saturday, Severna Park defeated the Calverton Soccer Club, 4-2. Kristin Briggs and Gretchen Young had two goals and one assist each for the Ambition. Danielle Ohlhues rounded out the scoring for Severna Park with an assist.

Severna Park ended its season on a winning note on Sunday by defeating the Seneca Soccer Association, 8-0.

The Ambition defense, anchored by Stacy Seitz and Kathy Dunaway, helped goalkeeper Melanie McMullen to record her third shutout of the season.

Briggs led the way in scoring with five goals, including two on assists from Alicia Curran and Kristina Muir. Curran, Michelle Dillow and Kelly Marshall scored a goal each with Dillow's goal coming on a feed from Muir.

Severna Park finished its inaugural WAGS season with a 7-1 record. During those eight games, the Ambition outscored their opponents, 36-6.

Softball 12-and-under girls -- The Severna Park Dreams finished atop the America South Division of the North County Girls Softball League with a regular-season record of 15-1.

The Dreams suffered their first setback of the season last week when they lost to the Linthicum-Ferndale Saints, 15-2. The team managed only three hits against Saints pitcher Jessica Pratt, including two by Meg Miller and one by Lauren Richter.

The Dreams rebounded three nights later against the Glen Burnie Hot Shots in the regular-season finale. Michele Meyers, Nikki Marozza and Beth Balasic each had three hits as the Dreams defeated the visitors, 24-21.

Youth lacrosse Midget B league -- The Severna Park Cavaliers ended their season with an exciting, albeit disappointing, 6-5 loss to Edgewood in the state championship finals last Friday night at GORC Park.

Severna Park, which recently was crowned Anne Arundel Youth Lacrosse League champions with a 10-0 record, was led by Mike Cosper's game-high four goals. Brandon Koreink registered a goal and an assist in the losing cause, and teammates Drew Pfarr and Niels Smeehuyzen each added an assist.

Playing well defensively for the Cavaliers were David Hislop and Luke Smith.

Gymnastics

Docksiders -- At least 20 local Docksiders girls competed recently at the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs Regional Meet conducted at Beaver College in Glenside, Pa.

Allyson Tufano of Columbia was the all-around champion in the 12-14 age group with a score of 34.55. Tufano placed first on bars (8.5), first on beam (8.9) and sixth on floor (9.15) in the Level 7 Optional competition. Jessica Herrell of Crownsville and Pam Bradley of Columbia also placed in the top 10 in the all-around division.

In the Level 8 Optional competition, eight Docksiders qualified for the national competition being held this week in Haines City, Fla. The girls who qualified were Marianne Vane of Severna Park, Krista Page of Easton, Candice Sakraida of Bowie, Amy Walton of Columbia, Sara Dolan of Ellicott City, Becky Singleton of Millersville, Ashley Powell of Pasadena and Stefanie Light of Pasadena.

The Level 8 Docksiders also competed at the United States Gymnastics Federation Regionals in Rockville and placed in the top 10 in 12 events.

Walton was named the Level 8 USGF Regional Floor Exercise Champion with a score of 9.20, and Singleton captured second place in the all-around with 36.15. Singleton placed third on beam (9.25), third on bars (9.10) and sixth on vault (9.00).

Jerrilyn Boone of Ellicott City placed fifth all around with 35.25. She took fifth on beam with 9.05 and 10th on bars with 8.65. Vane placed third on beam with 9.20. Dolan and Susan Sperduto of Glen Burnie also placed in the Top 10 in the floor exercise.

Water polo Annapolis WPC -- Four athletes and a coach from the Annapolis Water Polo Club will represent the United States in a number of international competitions over the next several weeks.

Carrie Basye of Annapolis will compete in Catalina, Italy and Athens, Greece with the U.S. National Women's Team. She is a two-time collegiate All-American at Slippery Rock University, where she was named Collegiate Player of the Year in Division II.

Catherine Von Schwarz, also of Annapolis, will be a member of the U.S. Junior Team that will begin competition today in England and Holland. Von Schwarz, a sophomore at St. Mary's High School, is an age-group All-American. She recently received Most Valuable Player honors at the 1993 Junior National Championships.

Bowie resident and Pacific University player Brad Schumacher will play on the United States "A" squad, which will feature several Olympians. Schumacher was the lone freshman All-American during the 1992 season. He also competed in the NCAA Division I swimming championships, placing in the top 20 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Luis Nicalao, a 1992 Naval Academy graduate, will play for the U.S. B team. He also is contending for a spot on the World University Games team. The three-time All-American at Navy is scheduled to play in the U.S. Olympic Festival next month.

Navy water polo coach Mike Schofield will serve as an assistant coach of the U.S. B team at the Alamo Cup and the World University Games.

* Note: You can fax your Anne Arundel recreation results to (410) 783-2518. Please include first and last names of all participants.

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