Soccer Club of Baltimore Bays win Columbia Invitation's U-19

Boateng delivers

team allows 1 goal in 5 games

Soccer

May 28, 2002|By Gary Davidson | Gary Davidson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Conceding one goal in five games is a superlative performance for most defenses, but when that one score creates a deficit in the championship game to an elite team, the results are not often favorable.

Fortunately for the Soccer Club of Baltimore Bays, Kwaku Boateng is healthy and hungry. The Hammond High product scored twice and assisted David Glaudemans' game-winner as the Bays stormed past the Philadelphia-area Delco Arsenal, 3-1, yesterday to capture the 27th Annual Columbia Invitation under-19 boys championship at Centennial High School.

The Bays next play Saturday in the Maryland Cup under-18 semifinals.

"This is good leading into that," said Bays central defender Mike Lookingland, a Loyola High grad and Bucknell student. "This gives us a little momentum."

Boateng, who returned last week after missing six weeks with a hernia, had been scoreless as the Bays rolled to four victories by a combined 9-0.

Two minutes after Dave Walter found net from 30 yards for a 1-0 Delco lead, Brian Dannenfelser took a shot from the top of the penalty area. A Delco defender put a foot on it, but Boateng pounced on the loose ball and nailed a short shot into the right corner for a 1-1 tie in the 43rd minute.

"The other teams gave up," Boateng said. "To come up with a goal like that gave us more power to come back and play well in the second half."

In the 51st minute, Tim Filewicz flicked a header at midfield to Boateng, who carried to within 25 yards of the goal before dealing to the left side of the box to Glaudemans, who cut back to center and laced a low shot from 9 yards into the left corner to make it 2-1.

Glaudemans returned the favor in the 89th minute, stripping an opponent and carrying to the top of the box before passing right to Boateng for an easy finish and 3-1 advantage.

The Bays were the only Baltimore-area team above the under-10 age group to win a title. Soccer Association of Columbia United was the only other finalist, falling, 2-1, to the West Hartford (Conn.) Wolves in the boys U-14 final.

Boys: U-19 - SCB Bays 3, FC Delco (Pa.) Arsenal 1; U-14 - West Hartford Wolves 2, SAC United 1; U-10 - Freestate Titans 3, CSA Patriots 1. Girls: U-10 - SAC United Premier 1, BFC Blaze 0.

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