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Heisterman's 5th goal caps late spurt for victory against rival

Broadneck 9 Severna Park 8

Girls Lacrosse


The goals were coming in spurts all game for Broadneck in yesterday's Anne Arundel County girls lacrosse championship game against Severna Park.

The last bunch - three goals in the final 1:32 of the second half - made for another dramatic chapter in the county rivalry.

Senior midfielder Jesse Heisterman scored her fifth goal on her own rebound with eight seconds to play to give the No. 11 Bruins an improbable 9-8 win over the No. 6 Falcons at Chesapeake High.

It's the second county title for the Bruins (13-2) and the first in four tries against the Falcons. They leaned on Heisterman, with help from fellow senior standout Ali Flury, to break through.

Flury cut the lead to 8-7 with 1:32 left, seconds after the Falcons had taken a two-goal lead. Heisterman scored the tying goal with 1:01 left and the game-winner off a free position from Flury.

"We saw each other and knew this would be our last chance - I was just looking to put the ball in the net. We definitely played as a team with a lot of heart and never gave up. We didn't want to lose," Heisterman said.

The Falcons (12-3) put together the best stretch midway through the second half with four straight goals that covered more than 11 minutes and turned a two-goal deficit into an 8-6 lead. They twice had possession with the lead in the final 1:35, but couldn't put the clock or the Bruins to rest.

Severna Park goalie Kelsey Ferris (six saves) turned back Heisterman's first shot up high, but she didn't have a chance when the rebound came back to Heisterman.

"This is a good learning lesson for us," said Severna Park coach Carin Peterson, who got a four-goal performance from sophomore midfielder Julie Gardner. "It's a great rivalry, and it can go either way at any time."

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