Dulaney nips Patapso in 2 OTs Newton deflection keeps No. 5 Lions unbeaten

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October 08, 1998|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Jon Newton's goal, set up by Steve Will with one minute left in the second 10-minute overtime period, lifted No. 11-ranked Dulaney to a 2-1 victory over visiting Baltimore County Division I rival Patapsco yesterday.

The Lions (8-0 overall, 3-0 league) have scored 25 goals, and keeper Josh Tracy, who was credited with 23 saves, allowed only his second against six shutouts yesterday.

Patriots goal keeper Eric Lloyd (five saves) appeared prepared to receive Will's 40-yard blast in the center of the goal mouth. But Newton, 12 yards out with a defender in his face, used the back of his right foot to deflect the ball slightly so that it carried toward the near post.

"It was coming in, and I deflected it with my heel. I turned around and watched the goalie backing up. I knew it was going in," said Newton, who now has five goals and five assists.

A back-pedaling Lloyd had no time to adjust. "Tough shot. Lucky goal. I had it, but his deflection sent it up and over," Lloyd said.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Lloyd had to make only one save in regulation as Patapsco (4-2, 2-1) out-shot Dulaney, 11-2, in the first half (30-9 overall).

In the first overtime, however, the surprisingly mobile Lloyd dived left to bat down Ryan Obringer's 15-yard bullet. And in the second overtime, Lloyd tipped Will's direct kick over the crossbar. In the first overtime, Will (four goals, five assists) bounced another direct kick off the top of the goal.

Dulaney took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute as top scorer Pat Quinn (nine goals, two assists) dished to Matt Winters. But first-year Dulaney coach Steve Shaw said Patapsco "took it to us" after that, with Greg Hopper, Chad Clarke, Joe Pugh and Brian Ray playing aggressively.

Defender Kevin Jackson tied the game with 18 minutes left in regulation. His 40-yard shot skipped inside the far post under the hands of a crouching Tracy, who was screened by several players and said he "misjudged it."

But the Lions dug in defensively from there, particularly Tracy, who cradled three close-range shots in overtime behind sweeper Mike Keppler, Jon Holloway, Matt Iwanowski, Bryant Will and Ethan Donoho.

"They gave us a beating at times, especially No. 4 [Pugh] and No. 7 [Hopper]," said Holloway, who twice cleared sure goals away from an open goal.

Hereford girls near title

Freshman Hollis Botti, an Olympic Development player, scored twice and second-team All-Metro Melissa Mueller once as Hereford's Bulls (8-2, 5-0) beat Perry Hall (5-2-1, 4-1), 3-1, yesterday, all but clinching their second straight Baltimore County title with three league games remain.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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