“A lot of people thought we didn’t deserve a bye,” and the third seed in the East region, she said. “They thought it was a fluke but this showed we deserve to be in this spot in the playoffs.”
Brewer chipped in a shot midway through the first half and added her second goal three minutes into the second half.
Maddio Boccio, who had set up Brewer’s first goal, and Katrina Macadoff scored unassisted in the second half and Jaylyn Chandler, on an assist from Olivia Healey, completed the Raiders’ scoring.
“I think we did really well in the first half,” said Hammond’s Molly Albano. “We had a lot of energy coming off our last game,” a 7-2 victory over Northeast (Anne Arundel County).
That was the first victory of the season for the Bears, but the win streak ended there.
“Our defense was doing a great job of marking but I think we got a little tired. But I’m proud of the way we played,” added.
Hammond goalie Julia Reed had six huge saves, including two diving grabs. She also got a lot of help from defender Zoe Pekins.
“She was everywhere, stopping everything the goalie couldn’t get to,” said Brewer.
Atholton will play the winner of the Stephen Decatur vs. Annapolis contest, also played Wednesday.
Decatur is the second seed in the East bracket.
Led by a strong playoff performance from Courtney Rapp, Oakland Mills ousted top-seeded Chesapeake, 5-0, on Halloween afternoon. The Scorpions have now scored 13 goals in their two playoff appearances.
Rapp had two goals and an assist in the win over the Baltimore County school. She initiated the play that resulted in the Scorpions’ first goal. Her cross bounced off the post but Fern Peters was there for the rebound one minute into the game, said coach Christina Bleivik.
Rapp scored the game’s second goal. Ten minutes later, she passed off to Gaby Vincent who took a shot outside the box for a 3-0 halftime advantage.
Vincent scored 11 minutes into the second half for her second goal of the afternoon. Rapp scored the last goal with 10 minutes left.
The Scorpions, now 6-8-1, will play the winner of the Owings Mills vs. Loch Raven quarterfinal. Oakland Mills won its first playoff game, 8-0, over Lansdowne.
Long Reach also posted a huge win in the 2A North, beating Randallstown, 9-0, at Rockburn Park. Kristen Fawole had three goals and Ann Bonner two for Long Reach.
Victoria Simpson (assisted by Angelina Rebaza), Rebaza, Monica Katzen (unassisted) and Carrie Robinson (unassisted) also scored for Long Reach, now 10-5. Katzen’s goal was the first in her high school career, said coach Erik Sandersen.
Rebaza, Heather Glasser, Kate Harkleroad (2), Rebecca Naughton and Rachel Kim had assists.
Long Reach will play Marriotts Ridge, a 2-1 winner over Glenelg in another quarterfinal.
Alexis Zadjura got what turned out to be Marriotts Ridge’s winning goal with 10 minutes left in the game.