Severna Park gives Annapolis slip in OT

Falcons avenge two losses

No. 1 Hebron tops Liberty

Girls lacrosse

May 17, 2001|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Severna Park defender Lindsey Stover's only goal was her team's most important.

The junior's bullet from the top of the 8-meter arc in overtime propelled the seventh-ranked Falcons to a 10-9 win against No. 6 Annapolis in a Class 4A-3A East regional final in Annapolis last night.

Severna Park (15-3) had dropped two previous meetings to the Anne Arundel County champion Panthers (16-2) by 11-7 and 8-7, but the Falcons earned the right to defend the state title they claimed last season.

"We were really mad, because we knew that we could've beaten them," Stover said. "The last two mattered but not as much as this one."

Stover took matters into her own hands in overtime. After senior midfielder Nicki Barnes answered a goal from Annapolis senior attacker Sarah Oliphant (three goals, two assists) with her fourth tally of the game, Stover forced a Panthers turnover.

Cradling the ball at the top of the arc, she drove left and shot into the top-right corner past sophomore goalkeeper Cammie Jurkowsky (10 saves) with 2:10 left.

Severna Park coach Carin Peterson said she was pleased to see her squad come back from an early 4-1 deficit.

"With the first two games against Annapolis, we played one half," she said. "With this game, we had a little letdown in the beginning, but we played steady for most of the game."

Senior attacker Kristen Burke registered two goals and an assist for the Falcons, and junior goalie Carrie Hill made nine saves.

The Falcons advanced to the state semifinals against Montgomery County's Walt Whitman tomorrow or Saturday at Annapolis.

No. 1 Mount Hebron 17, No. 8 Liberty 10: The Vikings trailed 3-1 four minutes into the Class 3A-2A North regional final before scoring six straight goals en route to a 11-5 halftime lead on their home field.

Mount Hebron (15-1-1) turned things around, thanks Stephanie Scurachio's four goals and Kristen Waagbo's three in the first half. Scurrachio had a fifth goal later.

The Vikings, with four straight state titles and eight in nine years, will play Catonsville tomorrow or Saturday at CCBC-Catonsville in a semifinal game. Becky Trumbo led Liberty (14-3) with five goals and three assists.

No. 12 Glenelg 18, Hammond 5: The Gladiators (14-2-1) got four goals apiece from Stephanie Simpson, Lindsay Lewis and Kelly O'Connor to win the Class 2A-1A North region title and advance to the state tournament for a second straight year. Kelly Berger led Hammond (12-3) with two goals. Glenelg will play Hereford in the state semifinals.

No. 13 Hereford 19, Sparrows Point 3: Mollie Reese scored six goals and contributed two assists as the Bulls (14-2) romped over the Pointers in a Class 2A-1A region semifinal. The host Bulls also got five goals and an assist from Lauren Carls and three goals and three assists from Scotty Hanley in winning their second straight region crown.

No. 15 Dulaney, 19 Parkville 4: Lauren Wittelsberger had four goals and six assists, and Tracy Mullaney scored seven goals to lead the Lions to the Class 4A-3A North region title. In their sixth straight appearance in the state semifinals, the Lions (9-3) will face C. Milton Wright tomorrow or Saturday at Annapolis.

C. Milton Wright 13, Bel Air 7: The Mustangs strung together four goals in less than three minutes late in the first half to take the lead for good in a Class 4A-3A North regional final at Bel Air.

Gertrude Kanski scored two of her three goals in the run, and Alison Smith and Heather McHugh scored once to lead the Mustangs (11-2-2) to the state semifinals for the third time in four years. McHugh finished with three goals and two assists, and Kerri DiMartino had a goal and two assists.

Catonsville 23, Eastern Tech 5: Becky Clipp had 11 points and Carli Libertini nine as the Comets (11-3) rolled over the Mavericks for the Class 3A-2A South region title at CCBC-Essex. Clipp had five goals and six assists, and Libertini contributed five goals and four assists. Laura Shearer led the Mavericks with two goals.

South River 16, J. M. Bennett 4: Senior attacker Jackie Colacicco recorded a game-high six goals and three assists to lift the visiting Seahawks to their first Class 3A-2A East regional title in recent memory in Salisbury yesterday. South River (14-3) had little trouble with J. M. Bennett (11-3) as the Seahawks controlled 16 of 22 draws and scored six goals before the hosts scored their first with 10:03 left in the first half.

Southern-AA 16, Easton 4: Senior attacker Kori Talbott's five goals helped the host Bulldogs capture their first Class 2A-1A East regional crown since 1997 in Harwood yesterday. Southern (9-6) broke a 1-1 tie with eight consecutive goals and was never threatened by the 8-5 Talbot countians.

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