Boys' Latin captures MIAA 'B' soccer championship

Varsity Fall Sports

November 10, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

Connor Frank scored the game-winner from 15 yards three minutes into the second overtime to lift Boys' Latin over Friends, 3-2, in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference boys soccer final at Mount St. Joseph yesterday.

Previously undefeated Friends (14-1-2) was the top seed in the tournament.

The Lakers (12-3-2) took a l-0 lead on a header by Joey Buddemeyer seven minutes into the game.

The Quakers answered by scoring twice in the first five minutes of the second half.

Boys' Latin's Brad Boyer tied the score with seven minutes left to force overtime.

"The key for us was communication and defense," Lakers coach Don Rickels said.

"We haven't lost in overtime all year, and we weren't going to lose in overtime. It was shocking when we realized it was all over."

Boys' Latin won every playoff game in overtime. The championship marks the fifth for Rickels.


GOOD COUNSEL 3, BRYN MAWR 0: : The top-seeded Falcons (34-0) swept the Mawrtians (12-8), 25-14, 25-18, 25-12, in the championship game of the Maryland/D.C. Private Schools Tournament at St. Vincent Pallotti.

"It was a big emotional lift when we beat St. Paul's [in the semifinals]," Bryn Mawr coach Tim Dunbar said. "We were flat playing against a team that's not weak anywhere. We made a lot of mistakes, and they blew us out."

Dunbar noted that Good Counsel swept all their opponents except for second seed Mount de Sales, 3-2, and Archbishop Spalding, 3-1.

Theo and Susannah Matthi and Cleo Baker played well throughout the tournament for Bryn Mawr, Dunbar said.

Against the Falcons, Baker had 11 kills, and Theo Matthi went 11-for-11 serving.

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