Glenelg gains region final with OT win Boys soccer

November 03, 1993|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,Staff Writer

WALDORF -- Jeff Cline's header in the fifth minute of overtime climaxed a Glenelg comeback that ended in a 3-2 Class 2A South Region semifinal victory over top-seeded Lackey last night at Thomas Stone High School.

Lackey (8-4-1) appeared to have the game sewn up when the Chargers drew a penalty kick with 13 seconds left in regulation. But Bill Buckingham, who had scored Lackey's second goal, missed high.

It was fourth-seeded Glenelg's fourth overtime victory this season. The Gladiators also have tied once in overtime and have a 6-1 record in one-goal games.

Glenelg (7-5-1), the defending Class 2A state co-champion, will play today's Oakland Mills/Atholton semifinal winner Saturday night at Howard High in the championship game.

Lackey, which led 2-1 at halftime, appeared to be a winner until Glenelg's Tony Marchegiano booted in a goal with four minutes left in regulation.

Marchegiano, a fullback for most of the season, played striker last night and got a breakaway. Lackey goalkeeper Kevin Shagogue met him at the 18-yard line, and Marchegiano's first shot bounced off Shagogue and back to Marchegiano's chest. Marchegiano kept going to an open net, and his volley was accurate.

"That was the key play of the game," said striker Mike Johnson, who scored the first Gladiators goal four minutes into the game. "Tom's goal fired us up and turned everything around. We knew we had a chance then."

Johnson scored off a defensive mistake by Lackey. A Lackey defender kicked the ball into the center of the field about 30 yards from the goal, and no one was there but Johnson. Shagogue was easily beaten by Johnson's left-footed volley into the upper part of the net.

Lackey was scoreless until the 22nd minute, when Kiante Webb kicked in a loose ball from close range.

"I got knocked down on the play and there should have been a penalty called," said Glenelg goalkeeper John Golding.

Lackey wasted no time getting its second goal. Buckingham volleyed it in from close range off a pass from Mike Rose in the 23rd minute.

Chris Schaefer missed a penalty kick for Glenelg in the 35th minute.

Several players missed good scoring chances in the second half, as Glenelg continued to dominate the midfield.

Glenelg played a short passing game that controlled the ball and created a lot of shots. The Gladiators outshot Lackey, 26-7. Lackey played a long-kick attacking style.

"It was fitting that Jeff scored the winning goal because he's an incredible competitor and was in total control of the midfield both offensively and defensively tonight," Glenelg coach John Bouman said.

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