Revenge, 4A final for Westminster

Field hockey roundup

High School

November 06, 2001|By STAFF REPORTS

Westminster and goalie Emily Chamelin ended two years of frustration yesterday at Goucher College.

Chamelin blocked a bouncing penalty stroke to her right off the stick of Whitman's Liz Sheppard, giving the Owls a Class 4A field hockey win on sudden-death penalty strokes and sending them to their first state final since 1997.

Westminster (11-3-1) had lost to Whitman (15-3), the Washington area's No. 7 team, in the semifinals each of the past two years, both times in penalty strokes. This time, Chamelin stopped six of the seven penalty shots, making a goal by the Owls' Lauren Hart in the sudden-death round stand up.

"I was totally confident," Chamelin said. "We've been practicing these this year, and just being there two other years, I wasn't worried. In the years before I had a little bit of nervousness and I was tense. This year I didn't feel any of that."

The Owls (11-3-1) advance to Friday's 2:30 Class 4A title game at Goucher's new Gopher Stadium against Quince Orchard.

Quince Orchard 0, Chesapeake-AA 0: The No. 15 Cougars lost, 2-1. in a 26-shot penalty-stroke marathon in the other Class 4A state semifinal. The East region champions finished 11-3-2.

No. 6 Mount Hebron 1, Northern 0: The Vikings (14-4) got a first half goal from Maria Bosica and then held off the Patriots (13-1-1) in a Class 3A semifinal.

Bosica scored her eighth goal of the season on a pass from Alicia Jewel with 8:35 left in the first half and the Vikings defense of Emily Goldman, Emily Smith, Kelly Knuuti and goalie Melanie Langmead (seven saves) made it hold up. Langmead saved every Patriots shot.

The Vikings, who have been to the final twice, are seeking Howard County's first state field hockey title when they meet No. 7 Fallston, a 1-0 winner in overtime against Walter Johnson, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2, Easton 1, OT: The six-time defending champion Barons (13-2-1) escaped elimination in a Class 2A semifinal when Alexis Fleming scored with 1:56 remaining in regulation to tie the game, then added the game-winner with 2:27 left in overtime.

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