South River finally beats resolute Broadneck, 3-2

Seahawks control game, but Bruins force the issue

Field hockey

October 15, 2002|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

South River threw all sorts of numbers at visiting Broadneck yesterday, but it wasn't until late that quantity won out.

Despite a 21-6 edge in shots, a 16-3 advantage on penalty corners and bottling the Bruins up in their end most of the way, the No. 10-ranked Seahawks needed a goal from senior Lindsay Ferrogine with 5:20 left to complete a 3-2 win.

South River improved to 11-1 overall and remained perfect at 10-0 in the county, with a visit from No. 7 Severna Park (9-1-2) coming this afternoon at 5:15.

The Bruins, stubborn on defense and efficient with their few scoring chances on offense, fell to 6-3-1 and 5-3-1 in county play.

On a big day for their 13 seniors, the Seahawks would not be denied. Ferrogine made sure, scoring on their 14th penalty-corner opportunity in front after Sarah Carter and Tina Earley helped get it there.

"It wasn't really my goal because it took everyone for it to go in. We just wanted it a little more, following the ball well and it went in. We played our hearts out today," said Ferrogine.

The Seahawks came close to being demoralized from a first half they dominated, but trailed 1-0 until Erin Gentilcore scored with one second left until the break to tie the game.

After Lauren Disharon gave the Seahawks their first lead with 13 minutes gone in the second half, it was the Bruins' turn to respond, and Amy Skrickus did just that with the tying goal with 7:30 left. Ferrogine had the final answer two minutes later for the Seahawks.

"In the first half, we were too busy playing the ball to the right side instead of toward goal. [Gentilcore's goal] definitely helped pick up the intensity," said South River coach Laura Hoffner. "The seniors were really pumped up - there's 13 of them on the team - and they wanted it."

Despite the loss, Broadneck's first-year coach, Melissa Quigley, found plenty of positives.

The Bruins scored two goals against a strong South River defense, senior goalkeeper Lisa Scarborough shined with 13 saves and the team wasn't fazed by the Seahawks' last-second goal in the first half or their late 2-1 lead.

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