Soccer* Under-13 boys -- The Severna Park Sting select...

RECREATION ROUNDUP

August 19, 1993|By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski

Soccer

* Under-13 boys -- The Severna Park Sting select traveling team opened its season last week by winning the Greater Hartford Invitational Soccer Tournament in convincing style.

The Sting swept all five games while outscoring its opponents, 25-3. Severna Park defeated Kirkwood Delaware Power, 4-1, in the championship game.

"The way we played in the championship game was some of the best soccer that I've ever seen at this age level," said Sting veteran coach Mike Mooney.

Scoring for the Sting during the tournament were Brandon Korink, Sean McGarry, Billy Mooney, Jon Parisi, Jon Shedlosky, Timmy Smith, Greg Wojtech and Dave Bethel.

Billy Mooney scored a hat trick against the Hartford Kicks and Wojtech had hat tricks against the Southampton Storm and in the championship game.

Providing the Sting with smothering defense in front of keepers Steve Novak and Reb Beatty were Bernie Edwards, Reid Shaklee and Travis Wells.

Water polo

Five teams from the Annapolis Water Polo Club competed under the direction of head coach Mike Schofield at the National Water Polo Junior Olympics last week in Cupertino, Calif.

The 15-and-under girls team, coached by Mladen Stanicic, captured a gold medal in its division with a 7-0 record and a 7-5 victory over Commerce, Calif.

In getting to the finals, the local contingent defeated Hanford, 17-0, Modesto, 13-3, the Outsiders, 8-2, Radian, 11-1, Mountain View, 8-2, and El Toro, 2-1.

Selected to the All-America team from Annapolis were Amy Noble, Erin Golaboski and Catharine Von Schwarz. Other strong players were Mandy McAloon, Serela Mansur, Katie Vitali, Tema Ebert, Sarah Freas and Kristy Krolicezk.

Annapolis' 17-and-under girls team won a silver medal with a 4-2 record in the tournament.

It defeated Mountain View, 12-4, Hanford, 11-2, Radian, 12-1, and Orlando, 7-2, before losing to Commerce twice in overtime, 10-8 and 8-6.

Golaboski, Von Schwarz and Maggie Phillips were selected to the All-America team. Also contributing to Annapolis' success were Shelley Martino, Kathy Klankowski and Jody Cruzan.

In the boys 17-and-under division, Annapolis finished sixth out of 25 teams with a 3-1-1 record.

Annapolis defeated the Warriors, 10-3, DeAnza, 11-10, and Merced, 9-6; tied DeAnza, 8-8, and lost to Santa Barbara, 8-6.

Named to the All-America team from Annapolis were Rich Slingluff and Brian Basye. Giving strong support throughout the tournament were Kevin O'Neill, Justin Werner, Patrick Donlin, Karl Smith, Brodie Kirkland, David Brizzie, Scott Stevens and Darren Hardel.

In the boys 15-and-under division, Annapolis finished ninth with a 2-3 tournament mark.

Annapolis doused the Flames, 13-10, and beat the Sharks, 10-7, but lost to East, 10-8, Southern California "A", 17-5, and DeAnza, 7-5.

Gaining All-America status for Annapolis were Basye, Slingluff and Jason Golaboski. Also playing well for the locals were Paul Rave (goalie), Bill Bayly, Daniel Madison and Brook O'Neill.

Annapolis' boys 13-and-under team, coached by Ron Akins, finished ninth with a 4-1-1 record.

The local contingent recorded victories over Corona Del Mar, 12-4, South San Francisco Penn, 20-4, Seal Beach, 17-6, and Southern California "B", 12-2. The team tied Costa Mesa, 5-5, and lost to Southern California "A."

Kyle Montgomery and Adam Moore were selected to the All-America team. Other strong performances were turned in by Maro Stanicic, Matt Fritsch, Steve Eckert, David Krolicezk, Steven Freas and James Miante.

Tennis

The 10th annual Anne Arundel County Tennis Open at Annapolis High School featured 75 participants in men's and women's singles, doubles, mixed doubles and women's novice singles.

In men's singles, second seeded Ashley Myers upset two-time defending champion Matt Servinsky, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Servinsky gained his finals berth by beating third seed Rick Podolin, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), in the semifinal rounds.

Myers defeated fourth-seeded Al Thomas, 6-3, 6-3, on his way to the championship match.

Top seed Alyson Arick turned back Kay Sersen, 7-5, 6-2, in the championship of the women's singles. On the way to the title, Alrick defeated Jackie Schaeffer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, while Sersen nipped second seeded Janice Kurzmiller in the semifinals, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Servinsky, a former county singles champion at Old Mill teamed up with brother Andy to win the men's doubles title, topping ex-Severna Park High standouts Thomas and Ben Rawitt, 7-5, 7-5, in the finals.

The Servinskys beat Dale Howard and Danny Palmer, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5, in the semifinals, while Thomas and Rawitt bested Dan Creadick and Homer Riggins, 6-2, 6-0.

In women's doubles action, the No. 2 seeded duo of Yvette Krom and Jane Strickler topped unseeded Cindy Weller and Kim Arbogast, 6-1, 6-1.

Rick and Sue Podolin claimed the mixed-doubles title by defeating Palmer and Jackie Killian, 6-3, 6-3. The champs defeated Tom Hurman and Arick in the semifinal round by the same 6-3, 6-3 scores.

Palmer and Killian beat Glen McKnab and Joann Lindglade, 6-4, 6-2, in their semifinal match.

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