St. Mary's ends Mercy's season Raszewski's goal provides 8-7 edge in penalty shots

Soccer roundup

November 04, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

After 100 minutes of soccer and 10 rounds of penalty kicks, No. 5-ranked Mercy had its season come to an end with a 2-1 shootout loss to visiting St. Mary's yesterday in a Catholic League girls quarterfinal game.

St. Mary's junior Melissa Raszewski provided the decider in the shootout, finding the top right corner to give the Saints an 8-7 lead. They advanced to tomorrow's semifinal when Caitlin Olkowski's shot rolled just wide for the Magic, which closed out a fine season with a 12-4-3 mark.

The Magic took a 1-0 lead early in the second half when junior Kaitie Schuyler chipped a ball past St. Mary's senior goalie Amy Mulligan after receiving a pass from Elaine Carroll. The Saints got even with 16 minutes left on a goal from freshman Kerrie Sample, who headed home a long cross from Kelly Hammond.

"It was a terrific season, but also disappointing. The goal starting with the first practice in August is always to win the tournament. The finality of it ends suddenly," said Mercy coach Kevin Cromwell. "The kids played well. We had a crisp practice and were focused for the match. We had our ball-control game working well, but couldn't get the finishes we needed, particularly in the first half."

St. Mary's (8-8-1) heads to John Carroll for tomorrow's 3 p.m. semifinal.

No. 1 John Carroll 1, IND 0: Katie McAvoy headed in the game-winner 25 minutes into the game on an assist from Kim Karlinchak in a Catholic League A Division quarterfinal. The Patriots (16-1) outshot the Indians, 33-13, but goalie Erin Farrish made some spectacular saves among her 19 for visiting Institute of Notre Dame. (5-13).

No. 2 McDonogh 3, Spalding 0: Marissa Schuchat, Lisa Zanti and Lauren Paul scored goals to lead the Eagles (20-5-1) over the host Cavaliers (11-9) in a Catholic League A Division quarterfinal. In tomorrow's 3 p.m. semifinal, McDonogh plays host to Notre Dame Prep.

No. 3 Notre Dame Prep 4, Catholic 2: In a Catholic League A Division quarterfinal game, Amy Alecci scored the game-winner with 15 minutes left to lead the Pirates (15-3) over defending champion Catholic. The Cubs (6-9-3) outshot NDP, 14-13, but freshman keeper Lauren Stone made 12 saves for the Pirates. Allison Merkle had a goal and an assist for the Cubs (6-9-3).

Maryvale 7, Towson Catholic 0: Valerie Stewart and Stephanie Sybert combined for five goals and four assists as the Lions won a quarterfinal of the Catholic League B Conference playoffs.

Roland Park 3, Mount Carmel 0: The Reds got goals from three different players and Caline McHenry had three assists on the way to victory in the first round of the Catholic League B Division playoffs.

No. 8 Bel Air 5, Catonsville 0: Adrienne Justis scored two goals and Kristi Eyler had a goal and an assist to lead the Bobcats (13-1-2) over the host Comets in a Class 3A North quarterfinal. Lori Zimmerman and Rachel Rinehardt also scored for the Bobcats, who outshot the Comets, 31-11. April Madden added two assists for Bel Air.

No. 9 Hereford 11, Pikesville 0: Melissa Mueller, Hollis Botti and Annie Ernst each scored two goals as the Bulls (13-3) rolled over the Panthers in a Class 1A South Region quarterfinal game. The Bulls advance to play at Sparrows Point at 3.p.m. on Friday.

Bryn Mawr 5, St. John's-Prospect Hall 0: With goals from Theresa Sherry, Jen Kent, Sarah Isaacs, Elisabeth Krater and Emily Walters, the Mawrtians (13-1-2) remained unbeaten against Catholic League B Division teams with a quarterfinal win over the Vikings (0-8-0).

Towson 1, Patapsco 0: Bria Martin scored the game's only goal on a corner kick with 12 minutes left to play, leading the Generals over the Patriots in the Class 2A North quarterfinals.

Western T&E 4, Owings Mills 0: The Wolverines received goals from four different players and Lindsey Cohen had two assists in a Class 2A North Region quarterfinal win.

Boys

St. Paul's 1, Severn 0: Jack deVilliers converted off an assist from Ian Thomas 3: 12 into the second half to lead the host Crusaders over the Admirals in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinal game.

St. Mary's 2, Park 1: The Saints (20-2) gave up the tying goal with 40 seconds left in regulation, but managed to advance to the MIAA B Conference finals by winning a shootout, 3-1, over the visiting Bruins (11-5-1). Bobby Van Dyke broke a scoreless tie with 26 minutes left in the second half, but Park's Simon O'Callaghan tied it 1-1.

North Harford 1, Loch Raven 0: Jeremy Spifler scored 20 minutes into the first half on a corner kick, assisted by Ryan Wattenschaidt, to lead the Hawks (8-5-1) to a Class 2A North quarterfinal win over the Raiders (6-5-0). North Harford goalie Jason Kuhn stopped all 15 of Loch Raven's shots.

Pub Date: 11/04/98

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