Millhausen gives Broadneck a boost over Whitman, 18-9

Sub goalie makes most of chance in state semi

Class 4A-3A girls lacrosse

May 19, 2002|By Nathan Max | Nathan Max,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

An unexpected savior came to rescue the eighth-ranked Broadneck girls lacrosse team last night.

After only limited playing time this season, reserve goalkeeper Megan Millhausen entered midway through the first half, allowed just three goals and sparked the Bruins to a come-from-behind, 18-9 victory over Walt Whitman of Montgomery County in a Class 4A-3A state semifinal at Broadneck.

Broadneck (15-3), which has won 15 of its past 16, will make its first appearance in a state championship game since 1990 when it faces Dulaney at 4 p.m. Tuesday at UMBC. The Bruins have never won a state girls lacrosse title.

Whitman (16-2), which had its 11-game winning streak snapped, came out strong. The Vikings scored on their first three and six of their first eight shots to take a 6-2 lead with 11:58 left in the first half. But Whitman's hopes of becoming the first Montgomery County team to win a state semifinal in boys or girls lacrosse faded soon after Broadneck replaced starter Melissa Puzak with Millhausen (five saves).

The sophomore allowed just one goal over the next 27:50, as Broadneck scored 12 of the next 13 goals to move ahead 14-7 with 13:51 to play.

"I've been working with the team the entire year," Millhausen said. "I've been having the starting team shoot on me the entire year, so that was really good preparation."

Millhausen also had plenty of help from her teammates. Senior Brooke Richards registered five goals and five assists, sophomore Rachel Bruce had four goals and one assist, senior Kate Scott added three goals and two assists, and senior Stephanie Jones had three goals and one assist.

For Whitman, junior midfielder Amie Biros scored five goals. But Broadneck outdrew the Vikings 20-7 (10-0 in the second half) and outshot Whitman 35-19 (19-8 in the second half).

"We started off kind of slow," said Richards, who has 55 goals and 48 assists. "We just picked up our intensity a whole lot, started catching the ball on attack, moving and doing what we normally do."

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