“She came over to our bench after the game. … She was fighting back tears as she told our team how well they played. It was really nice what she said.”
Long Reach 7, Wilde Lake 5
Goals: LR – Sadie McClelland 3, Jess Bates 3, Eryn Malone. WL - Woudese Befikadu 3, Lauren Comeaux, Bridget Cavanaugh.
Assists: LR - Lillie Miller, Patricia Anderson. WL - Bridget Cavanaugh.
Saves: LR – Nicole Cote 6. WL – Paige Boyer 25.
Halftime: Long Reach, 3-2.
Class 3A East (Section II)
Mt. Hebron scored three times to defeat Westminster, 3-1. All of the Vikings’ goals came on corners and were assisted.
It wasn’t the Vikings’ best game of the season, but it was good enough to put them in the regional final.
Mt. Hebron, co-county champions with Glenelg, spent most of the first half chasing down the quicker Westminster players. Viking goalie Chachi Kelehan made a phenomenal save in the first half to keep the Owls from scoring.
“That would have been the first goal (of the game) and that could have swung the game,” said Mt. Hebron coach Jeannette Ireland.
Westminster brought the ball up the side of the field and passed it low along the endline. The Owls’ wing was coming in for the tip, but Kelehan ran to the post to make the save.
Mt. Hebron was awarded back-to-back offensive corners with about five minutes left in the first half. Ally Unkenholz scored off an assist from Monica Linn on the second one.
Hannah Scheid converted a pass from Tianna Wallpher 10 minutes into the second half for a 2-0 Mt. Hebron lead.
Soon after, Kelehan made a stunning glove save on a high shot that turn back Westminster again.
Sophie DeFeo’s goal kept the Owls’ hopes alive, but Molly Bishop gave her team some breathing room when she scored off a pass from Unkenholz.
Mt. Hebron will play at Annapolis at 5:30 on Wednesday.
Mt. Hebron 3, Westminster 1
Goals: MH – Ally Unkenholz, Hannah Scheid, Molly Bishop. W – Sophia DeFeo.
Assists: MH – Monica Linn, Tianna Wallpher, Ally Unkenholz.
Saves: MH – Chachi Kelehan 6. W – Hailey Poisal 6.
Halftime: Mt. Hebron, 1-0.
Class 4A North (Section II)
Howard battled Old Mill through regulation and two sudden-victory overtime periods, but neither team could score so the game went to strokes. Old Mill converted four of its strokes; Howard just two.
“It was an awesome game. It went back and forth,” said Howard coach Kristen Vance. “We had several opportunities but just couldn’t finish.”
Both overtimes were “fantastic” she said. “We had several corners in both overtimes but couldn’t put the ball in.”
“The game could have gone either way,” Vance added. “It was a heartbreaker, for sure.”
In strokes, teams alternate shooters.
Annette Jarosz and Emily Penn scored on their strokes and Allison Jakubek stopped an Old Mill stroke.
IAAM B Conference
For the second time this season, Glenelg Country School lost to host Seton Keough, 1-0.
“We’ve lost, 1-0, at Seton Keough more times than I care to think about,” said Glenelg Country School coach Jessica McAdams.
The Gators took advantage of their challenging field and caught the Dragons off guard with a quick transition restart in their offensive end, scoring with 10 seconds left in the first half.
“My defenders weren’t ready and two quick touches and the ball was in,” McAdams said.
The Dragons had chances, but couldn’t put the ball across the goal line.
“Alyssa Arnold had a couple of chances with 1v1s but we weren’t able to finish,” McAdams said.
The Dragons played a strong defensive game. Keeper Kelly Johnson finished with nine saves and defender Mallory Pappas added strong play.
“This is the best we have adjusted to their (grass) field,” McAdams said. “But it’s the playoffs and you’ve got to score. …We had a talented group this year but they just weren’t able to win the games we needed to win. We had three one-goal losses earlier in the year and that made the difference” in the Dragons being seeded sixth in the playoffs.
McAdams complimented her seniors on setting a good example for the team. “They put in play a lot of things for the program to follow in the future.”
Seton Keough 1, Glenelg Country 0
Goals: SK –Yancy. GCS – none.
Assists: SK - Zaleski.
Saves: SK – name not available 9. GCS – Kelly Johnson 9