No. 1 River Hill boys cruise in 2A, 5-1 South River, R. Hill girls tie in 2A-3A


State soccer roundup

November 16, 1997

With four second-half goals, the No. 1-ranked River Hill Hawks broke open the Class 2A championship game against Easton of Talbot County to win their first state title yesterday at Old Mill High, 5-1.

The second-year Hawks were sparked by two goals from sophomore Adom Crew.

Wilde Lake 2, La Plata 0: The No. 6-ranked Wildecats (13-2-2) ended a streak of two consecutive losses in the state finals by defeating La Plata of Charles County in the Class 3A championship game.

Glenelg 1, St. Michaels 0: Brian Musgrove's goal off two posts 13: 43 into the game lifted the Gladiators (12-6) to the Class 1A title. The title was Glenelg's first since it shared the Class 2A crown with Rockville in 1992.

Walt Whitman 2, Bowie 0: Walt Whitman of Montgomery County scored a goal in each half to defeat Bowie (15-3-1) of Prince George's County to repeat as 4A state champions.

Senior midfielder Aaron Bernstein took a cross from David Atchowtua to score the Vikings' first goal 6: 12 into the first half and Jose Granillert's unassisted goal early in the second half iced it.

Girls finals

River Hill 1, South River 1: For the second consecutive year, No. 8 South River came away with a share of the Class 2A-3A state title after its tie with No. 10 River Hill yesterday afternoon at Dundalk Community College.

River Hill (15-2-1) took a 1-0 lead on a goal by junior Kathy Gaertner with 15 minutes left in the second half before junior Nichoal Zamarripa provided the equalizer for South River (14-2-1) with 7: 41 remaining in regulation.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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