Vane lifts No. 12 Severna Park to a 1-0 victory over Calvert

November 05, 1995|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Scott Vane's eighth game-winning goal of the season midway through the second half lifted No. 12 Severna Park over Calvert, 1-0, in the Class 4A East semifinals at Chesapeake.

The Falcons (11-4) advance to Tuesday's 7 p.m. region final at Chesapeake against Meade, a 1-0 winner over Annapolis. Severna Park blanked Meade, 3-0, in regular-season action.

Thanks to the superb play of senior backs Eric Lenfest and Jamie Maitland, and junior sweeper Jimmy Traylor, Vane's goal was enough. The Falcons were successful in neutralizing Calvert's overall team speed by spreading things out.

The trio anchored a defense that held Calvert to only two shots in the second half and just five overall with goalie Evan Henry having to make only two saves. Henry's rejects came in the first 40 minutes.

Severna Park took four shots in the first half and six the final 40 minutes, including Vane's goal.

"Bernie fed it to me on a silver platter," said Vane crediting freshman Bernie Edwards for setting up the Falcon co-captain's 13th goal of the season.

"It was a one-touch ball and I beat their goalie to the short side."

Actually, Calvert goalie Tavares Parker didn't have a chance because of Vane's nifty footwork that resulted in an uncontested left-footed tap into the corner of the net from about five yards out.

"It was just a great shot and I couldn't reach it," said Parker.

Cavaliers' first-year coach Colin Grimsey said his keeper "didn't have a chance" on Vane's shot and pointed to his team not giving up more than one goal in any game this season. Parker had a lot to do with that and the Cavaliers' 11-3-1 record, best in Calvert County history.

Severna Park coach Don Gregg and his Falcons knew they were going against "a very fast team," but were able to keep the Cavaliers in check.

Severna Park (0-6-1 in state finals) played in and won the region final two years ago before losing to Winston Churchill, 6-3, in the state championship.

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