Field hockey finals

High School

November 09, 2001|By Katherine Dunn

Field hockey finals

(at Goucher College)

Class 4A

Westminster (11-3-1) vs. Quince Orchard (12-2)

When: Today, 2:30 p.m.

Outlook: Now that the Owls have dispensed with nemesis Walt Whitman in their seemingly annual playoff shootout, they must regroup for the Cougars, who are seeking their first state title. Like the Owls, the Cougars won their semifinal game, over No. 15 Chesapeake-AA, in sudden-death penalty strokes Monday. The Cougars, led by Katie Field's 14 goals and 12 assists, are in the finals for the first time. The Owls, who have been to the state tournament 12 times in 13 years, are after their sixth crown, their first since 1996. Christine Leazer leads the Owls with six goals and two assists while Ali Bates has seven goals. The hero on Monday was All-Metro goalie Emily Chamelin, who stopped six of seven strokes in the shootout to end two straight years of Whitman domination in state semifinal shootouts.

Class 3A

No. 6 Mount Hebron (14-4) vs. No. 7 Fallston (14-2-2)

When: Tomorrow, 10 a.m. Outlook: The Vikings, from a strong Howard County league, face a Fallston team still flying high from a regional final shootout victory over perennial state champ Severna Park. The Cougars backed up that victory with a 1-0 overtime win against Walter Johnson in Monday's semifinal. Both defenses have 13 shutouts and both have balanced scoring power. The Vikings have gotten 10 goals and seven assists from Chrissy Nicolaus, and eight goals and an assist from Maria Bosica, who scored the game-winner in Monday's 1-0 semifinal over Northern of Calvert County. Riki Reuben leads the Cougars with 15 goals, including Monday's deciding goal.

Class 2A

No. 5 Hereford (12-3-2) vs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase (13-2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 12:15 p.m.

Outlook: The Barons' long list of state tournament accomplishments doesn't intimidate Hereford anymore. After losing to the Barons, 3-0, in last year's final, the Bulls are determined to end B-CC's six-year chokehold on the Class 2A title. The rock for the Bulls the past two weeks has been goalie Christina Restivo, who pulled them through two penalty stroke shootouts. The senior turned away every shot in shootout wins over No. 1 Towson in the regional final and Centennial in Monday's state semifinal. Although the Barons don't have the firepower they did a year ago, Restivo is familiar with their best, having saved 22 shots in last year's final.

Class 1A

Pocomoke (14-1-1) vs. Elkton (13-2)

When: Tomorrow, 2:30 p.m.

Outlook: Pocomoke is after its 10th state championship after winning a penalty stroke shootout against Poolesville in Wednesday's semifinal. The Elks, who beat North East, 2-1, in the semi, are in the title game for the sixth time, but have never come away with a championship.

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