1-2 punched in regional finals: Towson, Severna Park go down

Hereford beats Generals

Fallston wins 3A East title

Field hockey roundup

High School

November 02, 2001|By STAFF REPORTS

Senior goalie Heather Winkler made two outstanding saves on penalty strokes as No. 13 Fallston won the Class 3A East regional field hockey title at No. 2 Severna Park.

After Severna Park sophomore Lauren Maranto tied the game at 2 with three seconds left in regulation, neither team scored in two overtime periods. Then came a best-of-five shootout.

Fallston needed only successful shots by Kim Ziegler and Karen Silagyi to win 2-0, as Winkler stopped two shots and the Falcons missed two others.

The Cougars (13-2-2), who last won a region title in their second straight state championship year in 1999, ended strings of four straight Class 4A state titles and 16 consecutive region titles by the Falcons (14-1-1). Fallston will meet Walter Johnson in Monday's 2:45 p.m. state semifinal game at Goucher College.

Under 27-year coach Lil Shelton, the Falcons have been to the final four a Maryland record 20 times winning a state-record 13 state titles.

"These girls were looking forward to going to Goucher [site of states], but it's nobody's fault, " said Shelton. "As a team, we just didn't click."

No. 8 Hereford 0, No. 1 Towson 0, 2OT: In a penalty stroke shootout, Hereford's Chrsitina Restivo made three saves, including two spectacular ones, to lead the Bulls to an upset victory and their sixth straight regional crown and third in Class 2A North.

In the best-of-five round of penalty strokes, Becky Sebastian, Sarah Tracey and Taylor Salditch gave Hereford an insurmountable 3-0 lead as Restivo stopped all of Towson's strokes. The Bulls (11-3-2) advance to Monday's 2:45 p.m. state semifinal at Goucher College where they meet the winner of today's game between Centennial and Southern-AA.

"When they knew we were going into strokes, they knew they were going to win," said Towson's Emily Kolarik, who plays with Restivo on Team Maryland. "They should know they're going to win, because she's an awesome goalie. She's very agile and she has very quick reflexes. She's tough."

Restivo made 13 saves through 60 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of seven-on-seven overtime in a 0-0 standoff with the host Generals (15-1-2).

No. 10 Mount Hebron 2, No. 4 Long Reach 0: Maria Bosica scored two goals, leading Mount Hebron over host Long Reach in the Class 3A North regional title game.

The Vikings (12-4) recorded their 11th shutout while earning their fourth trip to the final four in the past five seasons. They lost in the finals in 1997 and 1999.

Mount Hebron lost to No. 4-ranked and Howard County champion Long Reach (14-3) earlier this season at Long Reach, 3-0, and had never beaten the Lightning on its home field. Long Reach lost in the Class 3A state championship game the last two seasons.

Mount Hebron will play Northern-Calvert at 12:30 p.m. Monday's in a state semifinal.

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