Severn edges ailing St. Paul's, 11-10

April 18, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Even with two of its top midfielders out sick, No. 14 St. Paul's still managed to give visiting seventh-ranked Severn a scare in yesterday's Association of Independent Schools A Division matchup.

Severn didn't panic, however, and the Admirals regrouped in time to claim an 11-10 victory over its Leers League rivals.

Senior Kate Graw paved the way for the Admirals with four goals and one assist, and senior Julie Tice scored three goals and what proved to be the game-winner with 2: 36 remaining.

Sophomore Carol Prickett added two goals and one assist for Severn (7-3, 3-1) and Jessie Popham and Jessica Burke scored one goal each.

"We knew they had two players, Tice and Graw, but we didn't want to worry about them too much," said St. Paul's coach Sandy Hoody, who was without Mary Davies and Khaki Oberholtzer.

"We just wanted to worry about what our own team was doing because we had to do a lot of make-shifting with what we had on our roster.

"I'd like to see Severn when we have our full squad out there because I think it would be a different story."

After falling behind 6-1 midway through the first, the Gators (4-2, 0-1) rallied for seven goals and led, 8-6, after the last of three goals by junior Laura Peace.

The Gators went ahead again, 9-8, on a goal by Mills Hook with 10: 23 remaining, but the hosts couldn't fool Severn goalie Molly Arey (10 saves) when they needed to down the stretch.

Kate Ahearn kept St. Paul's in the game with three goals and fellow sophomore Francois Gordon added two.

"I knew they were a good team and I knew they had a very strong and fast attack," said Severn coach Renie Sotiropoulis. "When we let down they took absolute, complete advantage of that.

Pub Date: 4/18/96

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