Eastern Tech girls win

Glenelg girls, Towson boys also advance to state semifinals

Soccer

November 04, 2008|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com

Spend enough time in the other team's penalty area and something good is likely to happen.

That was the case for the No. 4 Eastern Tech girls soccer team in its Class 2A North regional championship against Baltimore County rival and No. 13 Loch Raven.

Frustrated for most of the game by tight marking and some fine work from Raiders goalie Danielle DeLisle, the Mavericks finally got the break they needed with seven minutes left when senior midfielder Sarah Holmes was taken down in the box as she tried to turn and place a shot on goal. Junior back Kelsey Ports took it from there, finding the lower left corner on the awarded penalty kick to give Eastern Tech a 1-0 win and trip to the state semifinals. The Mavericks, a state finalist last season, will take on the North Hagerstown-Century winner Saturday.

"To be able to go back to states again and get that opportunity is super exciting and I can't wait until Saturday. It's just an amazing feeling when you get that far because only so many teams get to go there," Eastern Tech coach Kim Williams said.

The Mavericks also got some fine play in goal from senior Amanda Walters, who kept the game scoreless midway through the second half when she dove to her left and got her left hand on a rocket shot from Loch Raven senior Sa'sha Kershaw that was aimed at the top left corner.

GLENELG 1, PATTERSON MILL 0:: Kristen Schmidbauer's goal 15 minutes into the second half lifted the visiting Gladiators (6-5-1) to a win over the Huskies (6-7-2) and the 1A South title. Schmidbauer gathered a rebound inside the box and scored from eight yards out to give Glenelg the victory.

Boys

TOWSON 0, HEREFORD 0 (Towson wins on penalty kicks, 5-4):: John Becker's penalty kick was the difference for the Generals (12-3-1) as they defeated the visiting Bulls (7-6-1) in a shootout to earn their fifth 3A North regional championship in eight years. Eric Pool, Towson's backup goalie who entered the game late in the second overtime, came up with the only save in the penalty kicks phase to set up Becker's game-winner.

Baltimore Sun staff reports contributed to this article.

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