Liberty rips Whitman, 19-3, for regional championship

Three score four each

Wright, Towson titlists

Girls lacrosse


No. 11-ranked Liberty got four goals each from Becky Trumbo, Jessica Roguski and Michelle Allen enroute to a 19-3 victory yeterday over visiting Whitman in the Class 1A-2A West region championship.

Allen also contributed four assists, and April Shaw added five assists.

The Lions (16-2) advanced to the final four for the second straight year. They will meet No. 10 C. Milton Wright in a state semifinal game tomorrow or Saturday at UMBC. No. 9 South River 17, Kent 2: On the Eastern Shore, the Seahawks (13-3) jumped out to a 9-0 lead en route to a 17-2 victory in the Class 1A-2A East regional championship. Kelli Motley and Carolyn Colacicco finished with seven points each while Eryn Belt added six. It was the first loss of the season for Kent (15-1).

No. 10 C. Milton Wright 6, Catonsville 5: Stephanie Dibelka scored with 33 seconds left to give C. Milton Wright the Class 3A-4A North regional championship.

The visiting Mustangs (12-2-1) took a 2-0 lead but found themselves in a neck-and-neck contest the rest of the way.

After Lindsay Muir gave the 8-9 Comets a 4-3 lead, the Mustangs rallied with back-to-back goals from Lauren Cramer and Dibelka to pull ahead, 5-4, late in the second half.

Annie Davis tied the game for the Comets with 4: 46 left, before Dibelka connected on the game winner, her third goal of the game.

The victory sent the Mustangs, last year's runners-up to Annapolis, to the final four for a second straight year and for the fourth time in five years.

The Mustangs will meet Carroll County's Liberty, a 19-3 winner over Montgomery County's Whitman yesterday, in the final four tomorrow or Saturday at UMBC.

No. 12 Towson 19, Franklin 6: Katie Dolan scored seven goals and had an assist to lead the host Generals (13-4) to the Class 1A-2A West championship.

Michelle Clarke added five goals and an assist, and Erin Rowse had two goals as the Generals won their fifth straight regional title. State champs in 1997, the Generals have been to the title game four straight years.

The Generals will meet Edgewood in a state semifinal tomorrow or Saturday at UMBC.

Jessica Groszkowski led the Indians with five goals.

No. 15 Dulaney 20, Perry Hall 11: Marlena Wittelsberger had five goals and two assists to lead the visiting Lions (11-4) to the Class 3A-4A West regional championship.

The Lions will meet No. 6 Annapolis, the defending state champion and a 9-3 winner over No. 8 Broadneck yesterday, in a state semifinal tomorrow or Saturday at UMBC. The Lions (11-4) will make their fourth appearance in the state tourney in the last six years.

Molly McCaffery and Cristin Cocoros scored three goals each for the Gators (6-10).

Edgewood 18, North Harford 15 OT: The Rams outscored the defending regional champs, 5-2, in overtime, to pull the upset for the Class 1A-2A North championship.

Rams goalie Jen Mitchell made 27 saves in the game as the Rams advanced to the state tournament for the first time. Julie DeCarlo led the Rams with five goals. Terri Staab and Stephanie Wilhelm added four goals each.

Pub Date: 5/20/99

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