North East puts end to Wilde Lake's title dream WildeCats' 3-game streak is stopped in 3-0 loss

November 07, 1995|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

It was the way they lost that bothered Wilde Lake's Katie Troutman.

"I don't think we played with the same intensity that got us here," she said.

Wilde Lake's field hockey team won three playoff games to reach yesterday's class 2A state semifinal game against North East of Cecil County.

Three straight victories after a winless regular season.

NB Yesterday, the magical playoff tour ended as North East scored

in the first two minutes and went on to a 3-0 victory at Goucher College. North East will play Bethesday-Chevy Chase Saturday for the title.

Wilde Lake coach Karen Doerrler wasn't as harsh on her team as the players.

"I don't think they played that badly," said Doerrler. "I thought they played a good game. That first goal might have shaken them a little. It took us a few minutes to get back into it. We just

couldn't get it in the goal when he had the chance."

North East, making its third straight appearance in the state semifinals, controlled much of the game with its speed and aggressiveness.

The Indians took 14 penalty corners.

Wilde Lake (3-12-1), trailing 2-0 at halftime, dominated at the start of the second half but had nothing to show for it. North East (11-4) regained control and Kerry Doordan's second goal of the game made it 3-0 with 16:35 to play.

"I'm proud that we made it here, but I don't feel we played a good game and that's why I'm disappointed," said co-captain Alex Roe. "We weren't marking up. We weren't running to meet the ball. We just didn't play as strong as we could have.

"We didn't put our hearts into the game and that's upsetting. We worked so hard and when we finally got here we go out with our heads hanging low.

"I know we can play to their level, but we didn't today."

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