St. Mary's redeems itself with win

Day after defeat, No. 1 tops No. 6 Sev. Park, 3-1

Girls soccer

September 09, 2001|By Pete Bielski | Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

On a normal day, the St. Mary's girls soccer team creates many headaches for its opponents. Try facing it the night after a loss.

No. 6 Severna Park, the defending Class 4A state champion, was the unlucky team last night, as top-ranked St. Mary's unleashed a relentless attack in a 3-1 victory over the Falcons in the final game of the Pioneer Shootout at Anne Arundel Community College.

Mary Key scored two goals for the Saints and Bibi Anderson notched the go-ahead goal late in the first half, allowing St. Mary's to redeem itself after a 2-0 loss to River Hill on Friday when St. Mary's dominated all the stats except goals scored. Last night was different. St. Mary's improved to 2-1; Severna Park dropped to 1-1-1.

"Last night's game really motivated us," Key said. "We didn't want it to happen to us again."

Down 2-1, Severna Park had a chance to tie when Lauren Mitchell was allowed a direct kick after a St. Mary's foul in the goal box. Katy Owings made a routine save.

St. Mary's secured the win when Sarah Sample, who played for Severna Park last year, blasted a low shot on keeper Brooke Shinaberry. The Falcons' goalie made the save, but couldn't keep possession. Key made her pay by scoring on the rebound.

"I kind of had an idea what it would be like," said Shinaberry, who plays club ball with Key. "They're aggressive and they move the ball, and they want the ball so they can score."

Shinaberry finished with 19 saves for the night, and St. Mary's attempted 27 shots. Severna Park managed just six shots.

No. 14 Broadneck 3, Dulaney 0: Desiree Jones scored the first of three first-half goals for the Bruins, who improved to 2-0-1. Stephanie Jones added two goals for Broadneck, giving her four for the season. Meagan Pappafotis and Jennifer Gappert had assists. It was a rough tournament for Dulaney, which failed to score in its two games and fell to 0-3.

No. 3 River Hill 2, Arundel 0: River Hill extended its winning streak to 29 games with the win in the day's first game.

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