Anne Arundel soccer championships

October 27, 1998|By Glenn P. Graham

Boys

No. 6 Severna Park (12-2) vs.

No. 8 Chesapeake (12-2)

When: Today, 5 p.m.

Where: South River High

Outlook: With both teams undefeated in the county at 7-0 on Oct. 13, the Falcons visited Chesapeake and left convincing 3-0 winners. Doug Kurz scored twice in the game and the Falcons' defense, led by senior sweeper Reid Shaklee, did a fine job containing a dangerous Chesapeake attack. Last Tuesday, the Falcons had their 11-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to Arundel. They followed that with a 6-0 romp of South River on Thursday, finishing with a 10-1 county mark. The Cougars haven't lost since the Severna Park confrontation, also closing out their county schedule at 10-1. Senior striker Dustin Abey is the Cougars' target man with Billy Adams and Mike McIntyre two other strong finishers. Defensively, the Cougars count on senior goalie Howie Otto to take charge. Severna Park has been getting balanced scoring with strong midfield play from Billy Mooney and Bernie Edwards. The key matchup will be Severna Park's defense against Abey and the Cougars' attack. Last year, the Cougars won their third county championship in four years with an easy 5-0 win over Arundel. A week later in the Class 4A East region quarterfinals, Severna Park ended the Cougars' season with a 1-0 defeat.

Girls

No. 4 Severna Park (13-1) vs.

No. 11 South River (11-2)

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Where: South River High

Outlook: It's time for Round 2. Severna Park won the first round on Thursday -- a 2-0 win at South River -- but Seahawks first-year coach Joseph Acqui promised a different story tonight. After an opening season loss to Spalding in the McDonogh Tournament, the Falcons have been rarely tested this season under first-year coach Chuck Seivert. South River provided a considerable challenge on Thursday. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first half on freshman Erin Dubina's 14th goal of the season and relied on their strong defense for most of the second half before junior Holly Noga put the game away with a goal in the last eight minutes. Dubina and Noga are the Falcons' primary finishers, but they also have three others with six or more goals this season. Defense, always a strength, features senior sweeper Meredith McAlister and fullback Lindsay Nauman. Few teams can counter Severna Park's depth and athleticism. South River, which won 11 straight before Thursday's loss, is one team that comes close. The Seahawks, led by last year's county Player of the Year Nichoal Zamarripa at center midfield, are fast to the ball and always aggressive. Senior stopper Eryn Belt anchors a defense that also has received fine play from first-year keeper Erin Johnson, a junior. The Seahawks have shared Class 2A-3A state titles the past two years.

Pub Date: 10/27/98

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