Sev. Park routs No. 8 South River

Five Falcons score 3 goals each in rolling to 16-7 win

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 05, 2000|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

This was supposed to be eighth-ranked South River's big day -- at home against rival Severna Park.

But someone forgot to tell the Falcons.

The visitors built up an 8-2 halftime lead, and coasted to a 16-7 victory in a key Anne Arundel County league girls lacrosse game.

Severna Park (3-1, 3-1) built a 3-0 lead before the Seahawks' first shot.

Meg Miller, Jen Cielewich, Nikki Barnes, Kate Hickman and Kaitlin Hancock led the Falcons with three goals apiece.

Kelly Motley paced the Seahawks with three and two assists goals. South River (3-1, 3-1) used goals by Motley and Jackie Calacicco early in the second half to cut the lead to 8-4, but Severna Park responded to score seven of the next eight goals -- three by Hancock, two by Hickman and one each by Holly Noga and Barnes -- to put the game away.

"We've had trouble finishing this year, and tonight we had the right people in the right place at the right time," said Severna Park coach Carin Peterson. "We did a good job of looking for one another and putting it in the net."

No. 5 Severna Park, coming off its loss to defending state champion Annapolis on a last-second goal, dominated play, especially in the first half. The Falcons controlled the field in front of the cage, and won most of the draws. Several of the Falcons' goals came on long runs up the middle of the field.

"We haven't been challenged this year," said South River coach Steve Barry. "They gave us a real lesson. I was disappointed in our effort tonight, and a little embarrassed for the girls."

The win helped Severna Park regain its momentum in the league.

"It was a nice way to bounce back," Peterson said. "South River is a good team, but Severna Park is a good team as well."

Severna Park outshot the Seahawks 29-13 for the game.

No. 10 Dulaney 9, Catonsville 6: The Lions had to shake a nerve-rattling start to beat the Comets.

Dulaney fell behind 3-1 midway through the first half as the Comets' Erin Coberth worked a couple of isolation plays to perfection and Annie Davis scored on transition in between.

But rapid regrouping by the Lions (4-1) and too many turnovers by the Comets (2-2) quickly turned the momentum.

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