Greene's stickwork spurs Key over S. Carroll, 3-1 Field hockey

September 24, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

This was a vintage Stacey Greene performance.

The Francis Scott Key sophomore took over the game at times last night with her speed and stickwork, and there wasn't much South Carroll could do to stop her as the host Eagles rolled to a 3-1 victory.

It was the third straight win for 10th-ranked Key (4-1-1) while 11th-ranked South Carroll (2-2) lost its second straight.

Greene scored on a blistering shot from eight yards out in the first half and then made the play of the game with five minutes gone in the second half, even though it didn't result in a goal.

The highlight-film play came when Greene beat three defenders down the right side of the field and went one-on-one against Cavaliers goalie Miranda Justice.

Justice somehow managed to turn back the shot by Greene, but four minutes later, Jessica Sutherland scored on a penalty corner off a pass from Laurie Ryer to send Francis Scott Key ahead 2-1.

With 17:57 remaining in the game, the Cavaliers had a chance to tie the score after the Sutherland goal.

Senior South Carroll standout Tracie DiDio had an opportunity to send a shot into the net off a penalty corner but she mishandled the ball and Key came charging back to dominate most of the remainder of the game.

Key took a 3-1 lead with 11:20 remaining on a nifty goal by Holly Talbert off a pass from Sutherland. Talbert took a nice cross from Sutherland and batted the ball into the cage in one smooth motion.

The Eagles had two more penalty corners after the third goal but couldn't add to the margin.

The home team dominated the stats with an 11-5 advantage in shots and 10-4 in penalty corners.

Greene was so much in control at one time that someone from South Carroll shouted: "Triple-team No. 28 [Greene]."

Key coach Mindi Wagner said: "Stacey was playing with confidence tonight. This is what we have to encourage her to do. We know she can run by people. We just have to keep on telling her she can."

South Carroll had tied the game at 1 with 4:31 remaining in the first half on a goal by April Hall.

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