Falcons top Bruins in field hockey

Fall sports

October 31, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

After losing three games in a season for the first time since the mid-1980s, Severna Park's field hockey team came roaring back last night, upsetting No. 1 Broadneck, 4-1, in a Class 4A East regional semifinal.

The No. 5 Falcons (13-3) remain on course to boost their state-record 16 championships to 17 thanks to two goals from Hayley Rausch and one each from Lauren Crum and Kaylee Pohlmeyer.

Karri Ellen Johnson's goal for the Anne Arundel champion Bruins (15-2) cut the lead to 2-1 late in the first half, but Broadneck could get no closer.

The Falcons aim to avenge another regular-season loss tomorrow, when they play for the regional title at No. 2 South River.

No. 6 Fallston 4, No. 10 Towson 1 -- Rachel Cooke scored two goals on assists from Lindsey Puckett as the Cougars (13-2-1) beat the Generals (14-3) in a 3A North quarterfinal.

C. Milton Wright 2, No. 8 North Carroll 0 -- Cara Canington and Kim Schnell scored as the Mustangs (11-3) upset the host Panthers (10-3) in a 4A North semifinal.

Century 2, Winters Mill 1 -- Jenny Gilbert made two crucial saves on hard shots by Katie Jones to seal the victory for the Knights (9-5) over the Falcons.

Boys soccer

Towson 4, Catonsville 1 -- Michael Valcer scored two goals to lead the Generals (11-2-1) past the visiting Comets in a 3A North quarterfinal.

Girls soccer

No. 9 St. Vincent Pallotti 1, No. 8 Institute of Notre Dame 0 -- In a game dominated by solid goalkeeping and missed opportunities, St. Vincent Pallotti sophomore Jackie Henehan made the most of her late chance against host Institute of Notre Dame. Henehan scored on a penalty kick in the 78th minute -- finding the top left corner -- to give the Panthers the win in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference quarterfinal. Pallotti (9-5-2) will travel to No. 6 John Carroll -- a 3-0 winner over St. Mary's -- in tomorrow's semifinal. In advancing, the visitors withstood a strong opening 15 minutes from the Indians (14-5-1) and got seven saves from senior goalie Amanda Carta. The Indians got six saves from goalie Lauren Vetock.

North Harford 0, No. 7 Centennial 0 (4-3 penalty kicks) -- Stephanie Green scored the winning penalty kick to lead the Hawks (9-4-3) past the Eagles in a 3A East quarterfinal.

Sun reporter Glenn Graham contributed to this article.

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