Unranked South River deals first loss to No. 1 Severna Park, improves to 10-0

Field hockey

High Schools

October 08, 2003|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

South River senior Jen May said she couldn't wait for today.

"I can't wait for the papers [today] for everyone to see, everyone to know that South River won and that South River came out on top," said May after unranked host South River stunned top-ranked Severna Park, 3-2, in Edgewater last night.

It was a matchup of unbeaten field hockey teams decided by Janna Wojtech's goal from Shannon Long with 12:19 remaining on South River's new Bermuda grass surface on Joe Papetti Field.

The Severna Park loss was the first to an Anne Arundel team since South River knocked off the Falcons by the identical 3-2 score in 2000. That game also was played at South River and went overtime, but it was an afternoon game in the rain on the auxiliary field.

Last night, Severna Park (10-1, 8-1) struck first on an Abbi Horn goal in the first minute and a half, but the Seahawks (10-0, 9-0) answered with two goals in the next two minutes.

Sam Price took a feed from Horn to tie the game at 2 with 21:22 left in the first half.

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