Goalie Restivo, No. 8 Hereford upset No. 1 Towson in shootout

Bulls capture 2A North

Hebron tops Long Reach

Field hockey roundup

High School

November 02, 2001|By STAFF REPORTS

Most goalies only dream about the kind of game Hereford's Christina Restivo enjoyed yesterday.

In a penalty stroke shootout against No. 1 Towson, Restivo made three saves - including two spectacular ones - to lead the No. 8 Bulls to an upset victory and their sixth straight regional field hockey championship - their 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 three of Towson's shots.

The Bulls (11-3-2) now head into Monday's 2:45 p.m. state semifinal at Goucher College, where they will face the winner of today's game between Centennial and Southern of Anne Arundel.

Towson (15-1-2) had beaten Hereford twice this season and had a 15-4 advantage in shots through overtime yesterday. But once it came to penalty strokes, even the host Generals knew Restivo gave the Bulls an edge.

"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, she has very quick reflexes and she's tough."

Restivo made 13 saves through 60 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of seven-on-seven overtime as the Bulls drew to a 0-0 standoff with the host Generals.

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 fourth-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.

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

Westminster 2, C. Milton Wright 1: Ali Bates, who was sidelined at the start of the season with mononucleosis, scored two goals in the game's first 15 minutes, and Westminster held on to reach the Class 4A state semifinals for the 15th time since 1983.

The Owls (10-3-1) will play Walt Whitman at 12:30 p.m. Monday. A year ago, Whitman knocked Westminster out in the semifinals.

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