Friends upsets St. Mary's in semifinal

November 11, 1994|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Staff Writer

Friends School (11-6) avenged two losses this season to St. Mary's by upsetting the Division I champion Saints, 2-1, yesterday in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinal at St. John's College in Annapolis.

The victory puts Friends in Saturday's 3 p.m. title game at UMBC against Division II champion Boys' Latin, a 2-0 victor over Severn.

Matt Swan scored the first Quakers goal 12:43 into the game and assisted Bob Michaels with the game-winner 3:45 into the second half. The second goal stood up thanks to superb defense, including goalie John Yeager making eight of his 13 saves in the second half.

"We beat them last time in double overtime and if we could have played another 20 minutes, we might have tied it," said Jamie McNealey, St. Mary's first-year coach who turned a 2-13-2 team into a division champion at 13-2-2.

The Quakers scored the game-winner after a 1-1 first half in which they controlled the midfield. Michaels finished a fast break by taking a pass from Swan, who nearly covered the length of the field before dishing it off to Michaels. Michaels' shot went from left to right past an outstretched goalie, Justin Bowman (six saves).

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