Chesapeake girls top Arundel in 4A East quarterfinal, 3-2 No. 1 J. Carroll advances to Catholic League semis

Soccer roundup

November 04, 1998|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Striker Melissa Garner scored all three Chesapeake goals, each off an assist from Veronica Cyford, as the Cougars upended host and No. 12-ranked Arundel, 3-2, in last night's girls Class 4A East Region quarterfinal .

The Cougars (9-3) advance to play North County, a 2-1 winner over Meade, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake.

"This is my best game so far, " said Garner, who had her first three-goal game. "We were just working awesome as a team. I think this is the best our offense has ever worked together."

Tied at 2 with 16 seconds left in the first half, Chesapeake took the lead for good when Cyford dribbled the ball from midfield and crossed to Garner, who scored.

The Cougars avenged a 3-2 loss to Arundel in the season opener. For Chesapeake coach Lin Sullivan, the difference this time was defense. "I think we did a better job defensively," said Sullivan, whose defense led by Danielle Dlugokeski, held the Wildcats scoreless for the final 52: 44. "When you have the offensive potential of Arundel, you have to have your agressive people in there who can stick with them and mark them."

Chesapeake quickly broke on top when Garner scored off a pass from Cyford following a brief scramble in front of the goal to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead 3: 48 into the game. They nearly made it 2-0 a few minutes later, but Jennifer Browning's shot hit off the bottom of the crossbar and bounced back into play.

Arundel then tied it with 26: 16 in the half as Kelly Jordan scored off a cross from Abria Queen to complete a fastbreak.

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 IND (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. Schuchat opened the scoring on a penalty kick with 8 minutes left in the first half, and Zanti and Paul broke the game open in the second. 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 tied 1-1 at the half, Amy Alecci scored the game-winner with 15 minutes left to lead the Pirates (15-3) over defending champion Catholic (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 first-round game of the Catholic League B Conference playoffs.

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


Severna Park 5, Meade 0: Jerry Cornett and Robi Singh each scored two goals, and Bill Mooney had a goal and an assist in the 12-2-0 Falcons' win over the Mustangs (3-8-3).

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 an MIAA 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.

Glenelg Country 4, Mount Carmel 2: Dan Liparini scored two goals and Kolin Leishman had a goal and an assist to lead the visiting Dragons over the Cougars (12-5) in the MIAA C Conference playoffs.

Northeast 2, Patuxent 1: Freshman Steven Kendall's penalty kick with six minutes left broke a 1-1 tie and helped the Eagles (2-10-1) get by Patuxent (4-9) in Class 3A East.

North Harford 1, Loch Raven 0: Jeremy Spifler scored 20 minutes into the first half on a corner kick, assisted by Ryan Wattenschaidt to lift the Hawks' (8-5-1) over the Raiders (6-5-0) in a Class 2A North semifinal.

Pub Date: 11/04/98

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