Century wins in OT

Century 13 Winters Mill 12

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 01, 2006|By RICH SCHERR | RICH SCHERR,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

In a rematch of last year's Class 2A-1A, West regional final, Winters Mill's Kristy Bosley scored to tie the game with one second left in regulation, and Century's Jenny Steadman then won it in overtime to lift the visiting Knights to a 13-12 win yesterday in a key early-season meeting of Carroll County girls lacrosse powers.

It marked Century's fourth straight win in the series, including last year's 7-6 overtime thriller that sent the Knights into the state semifinals.

To Knights coach Rose Pentz, who had to replace five All-County players from a year ago, including three starting defenders, this one was equally important.

"This was played like a state game," said Pentz. "We really just wanted to show people ... that we still have it, regardless of the girls we graduated."

Led by senior Brittney Zerhusen (four goals), Century started quickly, controlling the tempo early and building a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes.

Once Winters Mill coach Courtney Vaughn called a timeout to regroup, however, the Falcons began to wrestle away the momentum.

"We made a coaching error in the beginning of the game by giving up the midfield on them," Vaughn said. "We should have gone man-to-man, and we put ourselves in a hole."

Trailing 5-1, Winters Mill scored five straight goals, including three on free positions, and took its first lead, 6-5. Bosley scored off a feed from Katie Hertsch with 2:01 left in the first half. Bosley finished with a game-high five goals.

Steadman scored on a fast break with 48 seconds left in the first of two 3-minute periods, and the Knights managed to run out the clock.

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