Hebron, Glenelg cruise in girls state semifinals

Glads take 1st crown

River Hill boys fall in OT

Regional lacrosse

High schools

May 18, 2000|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Top-ranked Mount Hebron and 14th-ranked Glenelg moved within a game of meeting for the Class 3A-2A-1A state girls lacrosse championship by winning regional titles yesterday.

The Vikings (17-0) won their 48th straight game, 26-7, over host Southern-AA for the South region title. They will play Hereford in a state semifinal.

Glenelg (16-2) won its first regional title, topping visiting Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 17-2, in the West. The Gladiators will play the winner of the Queen Anne's-Kent game in the semfinals.

The Vikings, who have won 13 regional titles and seven state titles in the past eight years, actually trailed 1-0 against Southern. The teams were tied 3-3 when Mount Hebron coach Chris Robinson called a time out with 15 minutes left in the opening half.

"I told them, 'You guys wanted a competitive game; you've got one. You better step it up,' " Robinson said. "They did."

Mount Hebron outscored Southern 13-2 the remainder of the half and never looked back.

"We came out a little flat, but after the timeout, the kids played really well," Robinson said.

Polly Purcell, Katie Jeschke and Lauren Kickham led 12 Mount Hebron scorers with four goals each. Melissa McCarthy and Stephanie Scurachio contributed three apiece.

Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid said she "knew from the start" that the Gladiators could win their region, and they didn't disappoint, outscoring four opponents, 83-5.

Stephanie Simpson led Glenelg (16-2) with five goals against B-CC, and Lindsay Lewis added three. Kate Nicol, Kelly O'Connor and Erin Edell added two apiece.

Despite the one-sided outcome, Kincaid she "never felt totally in control. We had to fight for everything. Those were hard- earned goals. They have a lot of good athletes. I just think we wore them down."

Boys

No.10 Mount Hebron 6, Oakland Mills 3: The Vikings (17-1) won the Class 3A-2A-1A South region title in a defensive struggle against the Scorpions' zone.

Oakland Mills (13-5), up 3-2 with five minutes left in the first half, trailed 4-3 at halftime.

Jon Machiran and Franklin Berry each scored twice for the Vikings. Mike Selawski and Neal Goldman each scored once. Goldman had two assists. Berry, Machiran and Jimmy Cooke each had one assist.

Oakland Mills, which did not draw a penalty, scored on two goals by Jimmy Herberson and one by Steve Blakely.

Vikings goalkeeper Dan Valente made eight saves.

The Vikings play Hereford in the state semifinals either tomorrow or Saturday.

Milton Wright 8, River Hill 7 (OT): The Mustangs from Harford County won with 1:53 left in the first four-minute overtime period.

The visiting Hawks (12-4) led 6-3 at halftime, but defense by Wright (12-5) dominated the second half and earned the Class 4A-3A South title.

Scott Kenworthy scored twice and had two assists for River Hill but was held to one assist in the second half.

"They [Mustangs] really stepped up in the second half, which is amazing, since it was their third game in three days," River Hill coach Jay Bond said.

Staff writer Rick Belz contributed to this article.

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