Fallston, S. Park capture regions

Field hockey

November 03, 2006|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN REPORTER

Fallston's No. 2 field hockey team had just the right 1-2 combination to nip Harford County rival North Harford, 2-1, for its fourth regional championship in five years.

In taking the Class 3A North title at home, Fallston scored nearly identical penalty corner goals by Kathleen Tress on feeds from Lindsey Puckett - the game-winner with 8:46 left.

"The ball just came out to us and we had a little thing going on where we just let each other know if we had a shot or not," said Tress, who was positioned with Puckett at the top of the circle.

Added Puckett: "Tress gave it to me, but then she said she had the shot, so I gave it right back and she nailed it."

The Cougars (16-1) also got great defensive efforts from Natalie Rau and goalie Megan Sadowski, who made a diving deflection on a ball in the middle of the circle to keep the Hawks (10-5-1) from scoring on a penalty corner with no time left in the first half.

The victory sets up a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in the state semifinal as the Cougars meet Severna Park on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at South River.

No. 1 Severna Park 7, River Hill 0 -- The host and top-ranked Falcons humbled the upstart Hawks in the Class 3A East final to advance to the state semifinals a state-record 24th time. Severna Park is seeking its 16th state title in the 32-year-old tournament. Juniors Emilee West and Kaylee Pohlmeyer scored two goals each and the latter added an assist to lead Severna Park (15-0-1) along with its defense. Senior Claire Horn, who is the fifth and final sister to play on a Falcons region and state champion, and Shayna Stearns anchored the defense that shut down River Hill (11-6). "We were expecting a really tough game because River Hill was coming off a tough win [1-0] over Centennial," Pohlmeyer said. "We came all together and it was awesome. I think we made a statement."

Pat O'Malley

No. 5 South River 1, No. 6 Broadneck 0 -- Senior forward Molly Gregoire scored with 11:16 left in the second half as the defending Class 4A state champ Seahawks (15-3) captured the East region with the win over their Anne Arundel County rival Bruins. Gregoire scored off the Seahawks' fourth penalty corner, cleanly hitting a shot from the top of the scoring circle sent across by Kellie Dress. "We dominated most of the second half and got the chance with the penalty corner, so I just wanted to get the shot off quick and it worked out. It's exciting to get a nice clean hit," Gregoire said. Virginia Jorden finished with six saves to record the shutout. The Seahawks will take on North region champ Dulaney on Wednesday at Broadneck High in the state semifinals.

Glenn Graham

No. 9 Dulaney 2, No. 8 C.M. Wright 1 -- Kristen Horsman had a goal and an assist on the game-winning goal by sister Kate as the host Lions (11-1-2) beat the two-time defending Mustangs in a Class 4A North final.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 1, No. 10 North Carroll 0 -- The Barons scored the game-winner two minutes into the second overtime to beat the host Panthers (12-3) in a Class 3A West final.

No. 14 Hereford 4, Eastern Tech 1 -- Lauren Meadowcroft scored 17 seconds into the game to pace the four-time defending regional champion Bulls (11-3-1) in the Class 2A North final.

No. 15 Glenelg 2, Patuxent 0 -- Leah Cossentino scored first at the 20-minute mark of the second half and Kristen Keravich added another 10 minutes later for the visiting Gladiators (12-4-2) in the Class 2A South final.

Winters Mill 2, South Carroll 1 -- Tied 1-1, Audrey King scored the game-winner 9:45 into the second half as the visiting Falcons (14-3) beat the Cavaliers (10-3-2) in the Class 2A West final.

Pikesville 1, Harford Tech 0 -- Morgan Appel scored the game-winner with 6:55 left for the visiting Panthers (6-8) in the Class 1A South final.

No. 3 Garrison Forest 3, Spalding 1 -- Goals by Caroline Markowitz, Callie Murphy and Poppy Hall powered the host Grizzlies (18-2) past the Cavaliers (9-9-1) in an IAAM A Conference semifinal.

No. 4 Bryn Mawr 1, St. Mary's 0 -- Paige Hansen scored 6:34 into the game as the host Mawrtians (16-3-1) beat the Saints (8-10-1) in an IAAM A Conference semifinal. katherine.dunn@baltsun.com pat.omalley@baltsun.com glenn.graham@baltsun.com

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