Severna Park puts Northeast away early Noga and Dubina drive Falcons to 7-0 victory

Girls soccer

October 07, 1998|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Much of the early talk this season has been centered on the fast start by a vastly improved Northeast team. Perennial Anne Arundel County power Severna Park obviously heard and was taking no chances last night.

The No. 6-ranked Falcons took the initiative from the start with three goals in the game's first 10 minutes, overwhelming the young Eagles, 7-0, in Severna Park.

Junior Holly Noga and freshman Erin Dubina provided most of the finishing with three goals each, while junior Bre Benton added three assists. Junior center midfielder Meg Miller was the catalyst who got it all started with dominating play in the middle.

It was apparent early the Falcons (8-1) have grown accustomed to winning, while the Eagles (6-2) are still getting used to the idea.

"This is a young team and they have to understand that there are going to be good games and bad games. We have to tough it out, mature from this one and look to the next game," said Northeast coach Charlie Parks.

A lot of recent Severna Park opponents have been coming away with similar thoughts. The Falcons have traditionally been known for their strong defense, but this season has brought a surplus of scoring as well.

Coming off a 5-0 win over a good Old Mill team last week, the Falcons have already scored more goals halfway through this season than all of last year.

Noga, who has six goals on the season and got the first two of the game last night, is one of the big reasons why.

"She's had problems in the past where she was getting free but couldn't score. This year, she's matured and is looking to beat xTC fullbacks and get to goal," said Severna Park coach Chuck Seivert.

Noga's second goal was the one that stood out the most last night. She collected a ball from Jen Cielewich around the 18-yard mark, had a great turn and beat a defender before finding the far post with a low shot from 15 yards out.

"We've been working hard on finishing with a lot of one-on-one drills and it's finally paying off," she said. "We went out with a positive attitude and were psyched up for the game. The whole team passed the ball around great. It was like zip-zip-zip the whole way down the field."

The tough tests continue for the Eagles, who will try to regroup against Chesapeake tomorrow before taking on Arundel and Old Mill next week.

"We'll find out what kind of team we have," said Parks. "We can run and hide after this or regroup. I'm not going to let them cave in. We'll get through these four games and come out a better team."

Pub Date: 10/07/98

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