Boys' Latin ousts Severn to gain final

November 11, 1994|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Boys' Latin senior Michael Smith didn't want to play his final high school soccer game yesterday on the Lakers' A.M. LeBrun Field.

Like the rest of his teammates in the Class of '95, Smith preferred to play his career finale on the road at UMBC Stadium. So he went out and did something about it.

Smith assisted on the only goal of the first half and then scored the lone second-half goal to help the Lakers to a 2-0 win over Severn (9-5-2) in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinals.

For their efforts, the Lakers (14-1-3) earned a date with Friends, a 2-1 winner over St. Mary's in yesterday's other semifinal matchup. The two teams will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at UMBC for the first MIAA B Conference Championship.

"Mike Smith wanted this game more than anybody today," said Latin coach Butch Maisel, who saw his team lose to the Admirals, 3-2, in overtime, just nine days earlier.

Severn, which advanced to the semifinals by pounding Park, 4-1, turned up the heat with five minutes remaining, but a series of shots by Chris Fuller and Brian Smith were turned away by Boys' Latin goalie Graham Oglesby (two saves) and sophomore defender Noah Mumaw.

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