Sudden-death goal lifts No. 4 Broadneck

Mitchell ends field hockey career in style

Fall sports

October 05, 2007|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN REPORTER

In the final game of her high school field hockey career, Lindsay Mitchell scored one of the biggest goals in the history of Broadneck's program - one that defeated Severna Park for the first time in 17 years.

The senior, who left after the game to train at the North American Ice Hockey Academy in Vermont, scored on a fast break 45 seconds into sudden-death, seven-on-seven overtime to give the No. 4 Bruins a 2-1 victory over visiting No. 3 Severna Park, which suffered its second loss in a week.

In an exceptionally fast and skilled contest on the artificial turf, Mitchell broke away from a defender and raced onto a pass from Bridgette Strother and went one-on-one with Falcons goalie Leila Dixon.

"When we had the break for overtime, we knew we had to give it our all and I just ran as fast as I could," Mitchell said. "[Dixon] kind of came out and I hit it through her legs.

Overwhelmed with mixed emotions as she was carried on the Bruins' shoulders, Mitchell celebrated the game-winning goal and cried over leaving her teammates, who are now in strong position for a berth in the Anne Arundel County championship game.

The Bruins improve to 9-1 and 6-1 in the county. No. 1 South River (9-0) is 7-0 in the county while No. 5 Chesapeake, which upset the Falcons, is 5-1. The Falcons (8-2) drop to 5-2.

Boys soccer

No. 2 Broadneck made it back-to-back key 1-0 wins at No. 7 Severna Park in Anne Arundel County League action.

Drew Campbell's goal in the ninth minute stood up for the Bruins (9-0-1) over the Falcons (7-2-1). It came on the heels of Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Old Mill (8-1).

Campbell, a senior midfielder, assisted senior Dylan Reddersen on the lone goal in the Old Mill win as the Bruins defeated the county's other two top teams within three days.

"I was open and put it where I needed to put it," Campbell said. "The goal gave us tons of confidence and we could hang back and play tough on defense.

"Our senior leadership has stepped up and the underclassmen are following along with the same goal."

Senior captains Jamie Flewellyn and Travis Pumphrey led the Bruins' defense along with goalie J.T. Sackett, who had six saves.

Broadneck moved to 6-0-1 in the county, in first place with 19 points. Severna Park slipped to second at 6-1 (18 points), and Old Mill third, 5-1 (15 points).

Towson 1, Loch Raven 0 -- Michael Balcher scored three minutes into overtime on an assist by Wils Halpern to lift the Generals (7-1-1) past the Raiders.

Volleyball

No. 9 Catonsville 3, Perry Hall 0 -- Amanda Parry had five kills and 26 assists to lead the host Comets (4-1) past the Gators. Parry also had 10 serves without an error. Paige O'Prey added 18 serves and seven aces.katherine.dunn@baltsun.com

Sun reporter Pat O'Malley and staff reports contributed to this article.

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