Wright puts away Old Mill, 4-1, awaits Fallston Cougars, Mustangs to meet for regional championship

C. M.

Girls soccer

November 05, 1996|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF

C. Milton Wright set up a second straight regional meeting with arch-rival Fallston when it ripped Old Mill, 4-1, in a Class 4A-3A North semifinal in Bel Air last night.

The two Harford County schools will play for the regional title tomorrow night (7: 30) at Fallston. The No. 12 Cougars will take in a record of 11-2-1, having lost to John Carroll and tied Liberty in their first two starts of the season.

No. 4 Wright (12-0-1) defeated Fallston earlier this year, 4-2, and will be looking for a sweep in response to the one posted by the Cougars last year, their first in Class 3A. In 1995, Fallston won, 2-1, in the regular season; and, 2-0, in a regional semifinal on its way to a regional title.

Wright sophomore Nikki Lancelotti opened the scoring with her first varsity goal at 24: 28, as she sent a looping shot over the head of Old Mill keeper Megan Dasch (who had come out to challenge), and the ball rolled into the unprotected goal.

Erin Lesh, a senior midfielder and an All-Metro, second-team selection last year, collected the next two goals and junior forward Jamie Gerhart got the last one.

Coach Peter Griffiths had his reserves in for the last 20 minutes.

Heidi Verostic scored the Old Mill goal with 20 minutes remaining, right after Gerhart clicked at the other end.

Coach Bruce Sponsler said of his side's effort, "The only way we were going to win was to play our best game, and we didn't do TTC it." The Patriots finished 8-6.

The goal ended a string of three straight shutouts by Fallston's junior goalkeeper Erica Slater, who has eight for the year.

"I'm pleased because we got a good solid team effort," Griffiths said.

The only blemish on the Mustangs' record was a scoreless tie with North Harford three weeks ago.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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