Potomac mops up SCB in U-18 final, 7-0

5 ex-Stars help United

Bays capture U-15 crown


June 05, 2000|By Gary Davidson | Gary Davidson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Marco Angelini is not the sentimental type. So, when he scored two goals to help Potomac United to a 7-0 rout of his former team, the SC Baltimore Stars, for the boys under-18 Maryland Cup soccer championship, he didn't feel the slightest twinge of regret.

"Yeah, I'm friends with some of them, but when I'm playing in a game, I don't have friends out there [among the opposition]," said the Curley student. "I play like I don't know anyone."

Angelini is one of five former SCB players commuting to Potomac to play for United, considered a formidable contender for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I title July 1-5 in Providence, R.I., and possibly the national crown three weeks later in Orlando, Fla.

The other four: Brandon Quaranta, who had a goal, Steve Althoff, Chris Zuk and Emilio Alecci.

The boys and girls under-19s will determine their champions next Sunday.

All state champs advance to the regional tournament. Regional winners in the U-16 through U-19 age groups for boys and girls make it to nationals.

In all, SCB played in six finals at Harford Community College, winning three, but the top three prizes on the boys side eluded it, losing the U-16, U-17 and U-18 title matches.

The SCB Bays captured the boys under-15 crown, blanking the Burtonsville United Olympics, 2-0, behind David Feazell who scored the first goal and assisted Dale Scrimger on the second.

In the 15th minute, Craig Nearhood sent a throw-in from deep down the left sideline to Powell Cucchiella, who flicked the ball on with his head to the goal mouth, where Feazell nailed it from six yards to make it 1-0.

Fifteen minutes later, Feazell carried down the left flank and sent a cross into the penalty area. The defense knocked the ball out, but to Scrimger who finished from 12 yards for 2-0.

Ryan Callinan, Patrick Healey and Ryan Richardson found net to lift the SCB Young Gunns 86 to a 3-0 triumph over the Frederick Excel for the boys U-14 title.

David Corak, Steve Romeo, Michael Marchiano and Matt Beckman provided the goals for the SCB 88 Bays to claim the boys U-12 championship, 4-0, over the Baltimore FC Millenium.

In the under-17 boys final, the BSC Stars fell, 3-2, done in by an exceptional effort by Bethesda goalkeeper Tim Mann, who made three point-blank saves, and a defense that cleared three potential Baltimore goals off its goal line.

The under-16 boys final was scoreless through 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime before the Potomac Rockets prevailed, 5-4, in tie-breaking penalty kicks over the SCB Bays. The Bays, however, advanced to the regional tournament as one of two wild cards.

The other wild card went to the Parkville Pumas, who lost to the Bethesda Fury, 2-0, in the U-16 girls final.


Under-18: FC Potomac 7, SC Baltimore Stars 0

Under-17: Bethesda United 3, SC Baltimore Stars 2

Under-16: Potomac Rockets 0, SC Baltimore Bays 0 (Potomac wins, 5-4, on penalty kicks).

Under-15: SC Balt. Bays 2, Burtonsville Olympics 0

Under-14: SC Balt. Young Gunns 3, Frederick Excel 0

Under-13: Potomac Cougars 3, (Baltimore) Shakedowns Premier 0

Under-12: SC Balt. Bays 4, Balt. FC Millennium 0


Under-18: Bethesda Scorpions 1, Freestate United 0

Under-17: Bethesda Falcons 6, Montgomery Nighthawks 0

Under-16: Bethesda Fury 2, Parkville Pumas 0

Under-15: Bethesda Sting 1, Frederick Sting 0

Under-14: Bethesda Rowdies 3, Baltimore FC Attack 0

Under-13: Bethesda Excel 3, Baltimore FC Finesse 1

Under-12: Bethesda Eclipse Blue 3, SA Columbia United Premier 1 (OT)

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