Seton Keough pulls down McDonogh

NDP rolls, 4-0

O'Connell wins it, 1-0

John Carroll gains, 3-1

IAAM soccer

October 29, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kelly O'Connell scored her 17th goal of the season in the 18th minute and Seton Keough's defense made it hold up for a 1-0 upset of No. 3 McDonogh in yesterday's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference soccer tournament quarterfinals.

Danielle Provance sent the ball ahead to O'Connell, who won it in the air, turned and fired when McDonogh keeper Julie Kafka came out after her.

"It's an indescribable feeling," said O'Connell, a senior. "We've never beaten them since I've been here. We wanted to win and we played our hearts out. We played hard for 80 minutes and never let down."

Gators coach John Dingle changed formations after the first 10 minutes, going to a 5-4-1 lineup with O'Connell up top.

"They were marking Kelly one-one-one and we knew we could take advantage of that by playing balls to her. She was dangerous whenever we found her," said Dingle.

Although the game was fairly even in terms of offense, the visiting Gators (10-5-1) had a couple of defensive gems in marking back Kristin McLaughlin, who shut out All-Metro striker Brittany Tegeler, and goalie Kristen Sample, who made 16 saves.

Ashley Jones also had a strong performance filling in for central defender Kelly Shields, who was taken to the hospital late in the first half with a suspected concussion, but was soon released.

The Gators travel to John Carroll for tomorrow's 3 p.m. semifinal. The Eagles finished 14-7-1.

No. 1 Notre Dame Prep 4, Mercy 0: Beth Koloup scored two goals and Zoey Bouchelle contributed two assists to lead the host Blazers to a shutout victory in their A Conference quarterfinal.

Emily Bock and Caitlyn McFadden had a goal and an assist each.

In tomorrow's 3 p.m. semifinal, the Blazers (12-1) will play host to No. 10 and defending champ St. Mary's, a 1-0 winner at Archbishop Spalding yesterday, in a rematch of last year's title game.

No. 5 John Carroll 3, No. 14 Institute of Notre Dame 1: Ashley Myers scored three goals within 15 minutes in the second half to rally the host Patriots (12-4-1), who fell behind 1-0 in the 21st minute.

Brittany Hadaway gave the Indians (14-7-1) the early lead, but Myers, an All-Metro striker, turned the game around beginning in the 51st minute.

On her first two goals, Myers outmaneuvered several defenders and beat goalie Jessica Vetock low. She then took a ball from Jamie Zimmerman about 20 yards out and chipped it over Vetock's head for the final goal.

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