P. Hall girls soccer wins county crown

Emminger, Gators edge Sparrows Point, 1-0

Fall sports

High Schools

October 28, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Baltimore County girls soccer championship provided an intriguing matchup between Sparrows Point's stingy defense and No. 9 Perry Hall's potent offense.

Though the Pointers (11-2) stymied the Gators' attack throughout much of the game, senior Katie Emminger's goal from 20 yards was the game-winner in Perry Hall's 1-0 victory. It was the third county championship for the Gators (10-1-1) and the first since 2002.

"I thought our defense played excellent, but my hat is off to Sparrows Point because they played with a tremendous amount of heart," said Perry Hall coach Brad Kressman. "It was just a well-played game. Both teams played hard. I don't know if it was the most elegant passing game I have even seen. They out-hustled us a little bit, but in the second half we took it to them a little bit."

The teams traded chances in the first half, but neither could finish. Perry Hall was awarded a penalty kick with 30 minutes left in the game, but Jessie Knight's shot to the left corner of the goal was saved by Pointers goalie Amanda Cowan.

The Gators finally broke through with 11 minutes left when Emminger took a pass from Christa Debole and sent a low shot to the far post that skidded past Cowan.

Sparrows Point mounted a spirited rally in the final five minutes, but Gators goalie Jessica Stumpf came up with several big saves.

Coming into the game, Sparrows Point had only given up four goals in the past 12 games. However, Pointers coach Conrad Snyder said his team began to wear down a bit in the second half.

"The second half they started to push on us," Snyder said. "When they got that goal, our heads went down a little bit. Our ladies came back and fought hard until the end. I was proud of them."

Todd Karpovich

Field hockey

No. 1 Severna Park 10, Wilde Lake 0 -- Joanna Kaiser had a hat trick as the Falcons (15-1) advanced to Tuesday's regional quarterfinal against visiting River Hill in Class 3A East.

No. 3 Century 4, Liberty 0 -- Kelly Burgoyne and Shannon Watt each scored twice to lead the Knights (13-2) past the visiting Lions in Class 2A West.

No. 6 South River 6, Thomas Stone 0 -- Adrienne Hunt, Ashley Lawrence and Abigail McNair all scored twice as the Seahawks (12-3-1) beat the visiting Cougars. South River hosts Chesapeake-AA Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Class 4A East.

No. 8 Fallston 5, Franklin 0 -- Brandy Sims made her starting debut and led the host Cougars (11-4) with two goals. They will next host Bel Air in Class 3A North.

No. 11 Chesapeake-AA 9, Old Mill 0 -- Lauren Gottleib had three goals and two assists as the host Cougars (12-3) shut out the Patriots (3-10) in Class 4A East. Chesapeake visits South River on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

No. 15 Dulaney 10, Kenwood 0 -- Kelly Lannon had a hat trick, and goalies Jenny Winders and Anne-Marie Biser combined for the Lions' fifth shutout of the year.

Severn 3, No. 7 St. Paul's 2 -- Erica Wilson had two goals, including the go-ahead, as the host Admirals (7-7-4) upset the Gators (10-5).

Howard 1, Calvert 0 -- A would-be goal from Calvert was not touched inside the circle, giving the Lions (4-8-1) a second chance, and Natalie Lucas made the most of it, scoring the game-winner in overtime.

Towson 4, Patapsco 0 -- Casey Kohler broke a scoreless tie early in the second half. The Generals (11-4-1) play North Harford on Tuesday in Class 3A North.

River Hill 2, Centennial 1 -- The Hawks' Rachel Ciarleglio scored early in the second half to break a 1-1 tie.

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