Selawski gets a leg up and lifts Mount Hebron Vikings get winning volley, series' 3rd 1-0 win in a row

Boys soccer

September 16, 1998|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Linganore of Frederick County always has played well against Mount Hebron. Entering yesterday's match at Mount Hebron, the Lancers were 2-2 with every game decided by one goal.

Last season the Vikings won, 1-0. The season before that, the Lancers won, 1-0.

So it was no great surprise that yesterday's game was scoreless until the 75th minute. Then Mount Hebron's Mike Selawski used his chest to settle 6-foot-5 Bobby Bergin's flick to the far post. Selawski then volleyed the winning goal with his left knee for another 1-0 decision.

Jeff Wunk had set up the play with a throw-in.

"Coach was yelling for me to go [to the far post], and the goalkeeper was way out of position," said Selawski, a sophomore who scored his first goal of the season and second of his career. "It felt real good to score and finally get it over with."

Bergin was double-teamed tightly on the play. Linganore coach Terry Molloy argued that one of his players had been shoved and was ejected after drawing a yellow card for dissent and a red card for cursing.

The referee, Greg Dash, said: "There was no push. Everyone always wants you to call it their way."

No. 3-ranked Mount Hebron (3-1) dominated time of possession but made a habit of over-kicking the ball on lead passes near the goal. Linganore sweeper Kurtz Wahl also broke up many scoring efforts with strong clears.

"They stacked the middle so we had to go outside, which we wanted to do anyway," Vikings coach Scott Conroy said. "We dominated the first 20 minutes, and then got frustrated and stopped using the outside the rest of the half."

Mount Hebron nearly scored in the 65th minute on a cross to an airborne Bergin that he volleyed from the box off the crossbar.

Linganore (0-2), which had previously lost to Thomas Johnson, mounted two scoring threats, one in each half. One shot in the 27th minute bounced off the far post and bounced back in front of the goal before being kicked out by a Vikings defender.

In the 47th minute, a Linganore shot bounced off the crossbar and bounced around before finally getting kicked out by a defender.

The Vikings were using two inexperienced goalies, Dave Smith who played the first half, and Steve Sweich who played the second half, as they wait for Greg Peters to return from a knee injury.

Pub Date: 9/16/98

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