Biscoe's lofted goal in second OT period lifts J. Carroll, 1-0 Frosh NDP keeper tough against Patriots' attack

Girls soccer

October 30, 1998|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Notre Dame Prep's Emily Knapp was incorrectly identified in a photograph that appeared in Friday's sports section.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Third-ranked Notre Dame Prep became the first team to shut out No. 1-ranked John Carroll in regulation yesterday, but the Pirates could not hold off the Patriots in overtime.

Jenny Biscoe scored the game winner 2: 30 into the second 10-minute overtime period, flicking a point-blank shot over Pirates goalkeeper Lauren Stone, who had made 21 saves.


The 1-0 victory boosted the Patriots (15-1 overall) to 12-1 in the Catholic League A Division, the league's best record going into next week's tournament.

The Pirates (14-3 overall, 10-3 league) dodged bullets all afternoon. Stone, who had nine shutouts, made five saves in overtime.

"It took Biscoe and double overtime to get us," said NDP coach Mark Deaton. "Lauren had some spectacular saves. She was carrying us, because they had some real nice shots."

The Patriots outshot NDP, 29-6, for the game and 9-1 in overtime. They hit posts three times and had several other near misses, including two balls Pirates defenders headed off the goal line.

And then there were about a dozen diving saves by Stone. The freshman keeper stole several goals from Biscoe before the second-team All-Metro junior finally nailed one home.

Katie McAvoy sent a skimming header to Biscoe, who was unmarked in the middle of the box. Stone tried to reach the ball before Biscoe could shoot, but once she committed low, Biscoe had time to loop the ball over her.

"I tried to get it before it went off her foot," said Stone. "It was a perfect shot. There wasn't much I could do."

Stone and backs Megan Targarona and Erika Eaton did a great job holding off the Patriots for as long as they did, especially with their defensive unit undermanned.

The Pirates played without starting stopper Meredith Potempa, who was on a college visit. They lost Kim Singleton, who moved to stopper yesterday, to a first-half ankle injury.

"We were a little short on subs," said Deaton, "so we were getting a little tired toward the end, and that's all they needed."

The Pirates, who lost the season's first meeting with John Carroll 2-0, never managed to get much going offensively.

The Patriots' defense, the only ones to shut out NDP this season, dominated en route to their 11th shutout. John Carroll has allowed just eight goals -- half of them in their only loss, 4-3 to No. 2 McDonogh.

Outstanding efforts from Laura Tiburzi, Nicole Lewis and Morgan Russell gave goalkeeper Maggie Pyzik an easy afternoon; she had to make only three saves.

Patriots coach Gary Lynch said the hard-fought victory was a great boost into the Catholic League Tournament.

"You always hope to go into the tournament on a positive note," said Lynch. "It's easy to explain to someone that they played a good game, but it's a lot easier to explain when the score's 1-0."

Both teams open Catholic League tournament competition by playing host to a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

Pub Date: 10/30/98

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