Calvert Hall works OT to stop Severna Park

Bach's 2 penalty kicks give Cardinals 4-1 win

High Schools

Boys soccer

September 30, 2001|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF

Calvert Hall junior Brett Pearman got his redemption and gave teammate Will Bach a chance to get his.

Pearman headed in a Bach corner kick with just over a minute to play in regulation to tie the Severna Park boys soccer team, and Bach blasted in two penalty kicks in overtime to give the No. 2 Cardinals a hard-earned, 4-1 home victory over the No. 15 Falcons.

Sophomore Ryan Callinan also scored in the waning seconds of overtime for the Cardinals, who improved to 8-0-1. They are also 5-0-1 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, and will play a critical match against Mount St. Joseph (5-0 in conference) on Tuesday.

Both Pearman, who towered over two defenders for the game-tying header, and Bach had several opportunities in the first half to give the Cardinals an early lead, but failed to convert.

"I felt partly responsible for not having a lead at halftime," said Bach, who first went to the penalty stripe seven minutes into overtime. "It felt good to bang in those PK's."

Bach went left on both penalty shots. He placed them where Falcons junior keeper Scott McGuire, who had a superb game with 18 saves, had no chance to get them.

At about the midpoint of the first half, Ben Pardew got behind the defense and fed Bach, but the forward's shot on the open net trickled wide. He also was stopped on a breakaway two minutes later, adding to a list of missed opportunities that included two Pearman shots from in close that sailed harmlessly over the bar.

Those missed opportunities loomed large when, after a scoreless first half, All-Anne Arundel County performer J.P. Murphy kicked home Andrew Jensen's cross for a 1-0 Falcons lead at the 26:07 mark.

However, that was all the offense Severna Park (5-2-1) could muster, as junior Greg Boone, who usually backs up Phil Phillips, made eight saves.

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