Annapolis teams up on Broadneck

April 12, 1994|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer

If it wasn't Amy Brew at one end of the field, it was Kate Brew at the other. Or Annapolis' other set of sisters, Cristi and Stephy Samaras, at the offensive end with Amy.

Amy had two goals, Cristi had two goals and two assists, Stephy had one and goalie Kate had 12 saves.

The sisters' combined efforts were enough to overwhelm No. 8 Broadneck. No. 5 Annapolis remained undefeated with its fifth straight victory yesterday, 9-5 over the host Bruins (2-2).

The game served as a tuneup for both teams for their confrontations this week with No. 1 Severna Park. Broadneck entertains the Falcons tomorrow and Annapolis plays at Severna Park Friday.

"This is one of our biggest challenges of the season, playing these two the same week," Annapolis coach Dave Gehrdes said.

"Its our biggest week," said Broadneck coach Jenn Shuck. "Severna Park is No. 1 in the county, Annapolis is No. 2 and we're No. 3."

Before the game, Shuck, a first-year head coach, said Broadneck had to contain Cristi Samaras and score early in an attempt to rattle Kate Brew. Samaras led the county in scoring the past two years and Brew was first-team all-county.

Mission partly accomplished. Samaras, who had 25 goals in the first four games, got two. But Brew, who had allowed only 13 goals in four games, was strong early, and Annapolis led at halftime, 4-1.

"We did great against Cristi," Shuck said. "She got two-and-two, but she's always going to get some."

Gehrdes looked at it differently. He wasn't looking for an outburst from Samaras as much as even distribution throughout the team.. He got that, as five different players scored.

So are the Panthers ready for Severna Park? Gehrdes says they'd better be. Was he happy with the tuneup? No.

"Too many turnovers," he said. "We have to execute more precisely. Our players bunched up a bit and were cutting on top of each other.

"But I'll say this: Every time they scored, we answered."

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