Team White defeated Team Dark 3-2, thanks to goals from South Carroll’s Kiersten Straley and Julia Weiss. Liberty’s Christine Goetz made it 1-0 early, and Westminster’s Audrey Detrow knocked in a late goal in the second half to get Team Dark to within one.
After allowing a 67-yard touchdown reception on the opening offensive play of the evening by the Golden Bears, the host Mavericks buckled down to hold Hammond scoreless the rest of the way en route to a 14-6 victory.
Jilienne Widener finished with a match-high 27 kills as the go-to-player for a Westminster team that answered every Gators’ push with one of its own en route to a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-18, 25-12).
Larry Haines is sending Key (8-5-2) into the Class 1A state semifinals Friday night at Northeast-Anne Arundel High School, where the Eagles face International High School at Langley Park (16-1) at 7:30.
There were 7 minutes, 35 seconds left in overtime when freshman forward Jess Kent took a cross from senior defender Emma Border and pushed the ball into the cage to secure a 2-1 victory. The Owls will face Urbana in the 3A state final Saturday at Washington College.
The Knights displayed a balanced offense and polished off the Scorpions in straight sets (25-12, 25-13, 25-16) to earn a championship plaque and advance to the state tournament for the first time in eight years.
Westminster gets Carroll’s first crack at a 2019 state finalist when the Owls (12-5) face Huntingtown (15-0) in a Class 3A semifinal Wednesday night at 7:30 at Paint Branch High School.Liberty (16-0) is up next, with the Lions taking on Patuxent (12-3) on Thursday night at 7:30 in a 1A state semifinal at Paint Branch.