St. Paul's clears path to AIS final with 1-0 win Goldberg enables Gators to preserve shootout edge

November 10, 1995|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Gretchen Goldberg never liked practicing one-on-ones, but yesterday the St. Paul's goalie was sure glad she had.

The Gators veteran, who never before had faced a shootout in a game, cleared away three of No. 4 Bryn Mawr's five attempts to preserve a 3-2 edge in the shootout and a 1-0 victory for the host Gators in an AIS A Division semifinal.

No. 8 St. Paul's (11-0-4) will meet defending champion and No. 9 Garrison Forest (7-0-5), a 1-0 winner over Severn in the other semifinal, for the tournament championship tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's.

With so many ties during the regular season including their own scoreless meeting, both teams had practiced the one-on-ones regularly and it certainly paid off. Goldberg knew exactly what she wanted to do against each shooter, who had 10 seconds to score starting from the 25-yard line.

"My coach told me to come out as much as I could, but not too fast," said Goldberg. "Coming out slower uses up more of their time, because then they have to come to me and it cuts down the angle. I just wanted to stay low and balanced and let them make the mistake and, when they did, jump on it."

* Garrison Forest 1, Severn 0: Cantey Boyd scored with 10:21 left to advance host and No. 9 Garrison Forest into tomorrow's Association of Independent Schools A Division title game at St. Paul's.

The Grizzlies (7-0-5), the defending league champions, are undefeated in their past 26 games.

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