'101 is sweetest' for S. Carroll, which eliminates Centennial Vosloh's 2 goals, defense seal a 3-1 show for Cavs

Girls soccer

November 02, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Finally, it was South Carroll's turn.

Finally, it was the Cavaliers chance to celebrate after a region playoff game against Centennial.

Finally, after seeing four of their previous five seasons come to disappointing ends with playoff losses to the Eagles, state champs the past two years, the Cavaliers can now move on.

All the early attention yesterday afternoon in Ellicott City centered on the return of Centennial's outstanding senior midfielder, Lauren Molinaro, but it didn't take long for South Carroll senior Lindsey Vosloh to steal the show.

She scored two first-half goals and played a solid defensive game at midfield to lead the No. 14 Cavaliers to a 3-1 win over No. 13 Centennial in a Class 3A-2A West region semifinal.

The Cavaliers (11-1-2) will take on Carroll County rival and No. 10 Liberty -- 5-4 winners at Wilde Lake yesterday afternoon -- next week in the region final.

Just how big was yesterday's win over Centennial?

South Carroll's 10-year coach Jim Horn reached a milestone on Tuesday with his 100th career win against Middletown. He said there was no comparison: "101's the sweetest."

Centennial (9-4-1) played its typically strong build-up game with the help of Molinaro, a two-time Howard County Player of the Year who played in her first game of the season following extended treatment for a severely sprained lower-back muscle.

South Carroll also played to its strength, working to the corner flags before trying the goal-front.

The difference was finishing.

The Cavaliers made the most of their few opportunities. But the Eagles couldn't finish any of their many chances until senior Melissa Schreibstein scored on their 22nd shot with less than a minute to play. By then, the Cavaliers, who got a second-half goal from sophomore Joanna Remmel, had a three-goal lead on five shots.

Vosloh had no problems finishing. After Centennial controlled the first 15 minutes, Vosloh found the lower right corner from 18 yards with 23 minutes left and again seven minutes from halftime.

"When I was a freshman, any time we didn't shoot to the far post -- whether it be practice, scrimmages or games -- we had to do 10 push-ups. Now I always go to the far post," she said. "Everyone said we couldn't do it, but we played with a lot of heart -- that's what got us here. This is big for the seniors. Every year we come to regionals, they beat us."

Horn said Vosloh's first goal was the biggest. "After that goal, the bench was like, 'Oh, my God, we can do this,' " he said.

The Eagles kept coming in the second half, but the Cavaliers got strong play defensively from Vosloh, seniors Stephanie Myers RTC and Shannan Henley, and sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Hughes, who finished with 14 saves.

"We couldn't finish," said Centennial co-coach Warren Michael. "It was a microcosm of our whole season."


Pub Date: 11/02/96

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