One goal enough for Roland Park Reds blank Friends, set up title match vs. Bryn Mawr

Field hockey

November 06, 1998|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Fifth-ranked Friends dominated No. 1 Roland Park for the first 12 minutes of yesterday's Association of Independent Schools A Division semifinal, but Stasia Thomas scored on the Reds' first shot and the goal held up for a 1-0 win.

Thomas scored off a crossing pass from Kelsey Twist with 12: 14 left in the first half.

"It went into the center, and I cut in front of the goalie and deflected it," said Thomas.

Friends goalie Liz Yeager dove but could not reach the ball.

"I saw it in front of me," said Yeager, "and the next thing I knew, it was rolling in the goal. I tried to get there as fast as I could, but there wasn't much I could do."

Yeager kept the Reds (21-0-1) from adding a second goal four minutes later, making an excellent stick save against Elizabeth Ryan.

Reds goalie Gretchen Crook had five saves, including a terrific split save to deny Katrina Rouse early in the second half.

The Quakers (15-4-2) had several chances to tie late in the game, especially when Maron Deering's long hit sailed through the middle toward Deanna Carr-Davis on the far post, but Carr-Davis could not connect. Friends also had a penalty corner as time ran out but could not get off a shot.

The Reds will play No. 3 Bryn Mawr in the title game at 11 a.m. Sunday at Towson University.

No. 3 Bryn Mawr 1, No. 6 St. Paul's 0, 2OT: In a rematch of last year's AIS A Division title game, Jessica McAdams scored the winner on an assist from Laura Birx with two minutes left in the second seven-on-seven overtime period. The defending champs (15-1-4) outshot the Gators, 16-4, but could not score through the first 68 minutes. Laura DiCamillo had 13 saves for the Gators (11-4-4).

John Carroll 2, Oldfields 1 OT: Michelle Vornadore scored 30 seconds into overtime to lead the Patriots over the three-time defending AIS B Division champs. Oldfields took an early lead on Betsy Rosen's goal, but Barb Schenning tied it in the second half. The Patriots (6-4-3) will meet Lutheran for the title at 1: 30 p.m. Sunday at Towson University.

Lutheran 2, Glenelg Country 1: Katie Pfeffer scored the only goal in a shootout to lead the Saints (4-10-2) past the Dragons (5-6-3) in an AIS B Division semifinal. The Dragons took the lead on Christine Corkran's goal with 14: 33 left, but Kristen Grose tied it four minutes later.

No. 8 North Carroll 3, No. 13 Catonsville 0: The defending regional champs challenged in the first 10 minutes, but North Carroll (14-1) took charge to win the Class 3A North title. The host Comets (11-2-1) were without key midfielder Erin Coberth, who injured her left knee in Tuesday's semifinal victory.

No. 11 Fallston 3, James M. Bennett 1: The Cougars (13-3) earned a sixth straight trip to the state final four with a victory over their Eastern Shore foe (10-5) in the Class 3A East championship. Kelly Biedermann scored two goals and Chrissy Brockmeyer added another for the visiting Cougars, who lost 2-1 to Northern-Calvert in last year's state final. Fallston will meet the winner of today's Northern-Leonardtown game at 2: 45 p.m. Monday at Goucher.

No. 12 Hereford 1, Pikesville 0: Tracy Kessler's goal sends the Baltimore County champs to the state tournament for a third straight year. Sarah Warner had the assist. The host Bulls (13-3) had a 27-8 advantage in shots, but 20 saves by Lindsey Presser kept the Panthers (7-5-3) in the game. The Bulls play Poolesville a state semifinal at 2: 45 p.m. Wednesday at Goucher.

Dulaney 2, Chesapeake-AA 1: Alisa Jordan made 16 saves, including two in the final four minutes, to preserve the Class 4A South region championship for the Lions (11-2-1). Christine Trader scored the winner on a penalty stroke. Dulaney will meet defending state champ and No. 2-ranked Severna Park in a state semifinal game at 12: 30 p.m. Monday at Goucher.

North Harford 2, Towson 1. On two goals from Danielle Melpignano, the Hawks (10-6) dethroned defending Class 2A North champ Towson (7-7-1). Jo Zazzali had 12 saves for the Hawks. Linsday Buchanan scored the goal for the visitors. The Hawks will meet four-time defending state champ Bethesda-Chevy Chase at 2: 45 p.m. Monday at Goucher.

Pub Date: 11/06/98

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