Severna Park flattens Bowie, 10-0

November 07, 1993|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

Coach Joyce Stefancik said No. 4 Severna Park did little fancy in its 10-0 victory over visiting Bowie in the Class 3A-4A, South Region title game yesterday.

"We took what they gave us," said Stefancik. "They gave us breakaways."

Severna Park advances to the state semifinals against No. 8 Centennial at Chesapeake-AA at 7:30 p.m Saturday. Centennial topped Severna Park, 3-1, in last year's state semifinal. Severna Park will be the top seed, Centennial fourth.

Severna Park (13-1) had more than a dozen breakaways. Bowie (9-2-2) often moved its defense up near midfield, and Severna Park often pushed balls through or played chip-and-run to set up easy scoring chances.

Lindsey Poland helped Severna Park take advantage of those chances. The sophomore forward scored four goals, including the last three, as the Falcons coasted.

"The defense was pulled up, [and] we had a lot of through balls," said Poland, who also had an assist. "I just think we were up for this game. When we're psyched up, we play well."

The Falcons played well from the start. They scored on their first two shots and four of their first five to take a 4-0 lead 16:18 into the game.

Poland opened the scoring 2:12 into the game on a breakaway. Erin Wylde headed in Shelley Seivert's curling corner kick at 4:59 for the second goal.

And breakaways set up five of the next six goals as the Falcons took an 8-0 lead at halftime. Severna Park even got a goal that it didn't have to work for, as a ball bounced in off a Bowie defender for the sixth goal.

Dana Cappello, Courtnay Stanke, Gretchen Young, Michelle Howell and Michelle Rose also scored a goal apiece for the Falcons. Seivert had two assists.

Stefancik liked her team's passing and said that was key.

"That's a trademark of our team," said Stefancik, whose teams have won region titles in five of the past six seasons.

Severna Park goalie Shannon Chaney posted her 12th shutout.

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