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Five boys soccer teams advance in soccer playoffs

North Harford's Zach Fiacco sends the ball up the field as Bel Air's Drew Adams jumps to attempt the block during Tuesday night's boys soccer regional playoff game at Bel Air.
North Harford's Zach Fiacco sends the ball up the field as Bel Air's Drew Adams jumps to attempt the block during Tuesday night's boys soccer regional playoff game at Bel Air. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Tuesday was a good day for five boys soccer teams, with each posted playoff wins in region games played in Harford and Cecil counties.

Bel Air and C. Milton Wright were winners in Class 3A North-Section II semifinal play, while Fallston and Patterson Mill were winners in 2A East-Section I semifinals. In 1A South-Section I, Havre de Grace was also a winner.

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Bel Air's win, by 2-0 count, came over visiting North Harford in a game that was scoreless with 10 minutes left to play. John-Allen McKinney changed that at the 9:40 mark.

McKinney took a pass from Alex Munley right in front of the goal. McKinney controlled the ball with his left foot and then lifted a high shot that glanced off the hand of Hawks goalie Andrew Klapka and into the net.

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"It fell right to my foot and I put it in," McKinney said of his second goal of the season.

The Bobcats (11-2-1) added an insurance goal five minutes later. Zach Memmo took a feed from JD Bruck and lofted a shot just over the head and hands of Klapka.

The Hawks (6-9) only had a few scoring chances. Cameron Brosh saw a pair of shots sail high, the first late in the first half and the second off a cross from TJ O'Donnell midway through the second half.

The Hawks also had a direct kick from just outside the box, but it went harmlessly wide with 8:25 to play.

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Garrett Lorenz earned the win in goal, making one save, while Klapka finished with six saves.

The Bobcats will host CMW at 3 p.m. Friday in the section final.

CMW (12-2-2) blanked visiting Patapsco, 3-0. Stats were not provided.

Huskies beat Elks

Patterson Mill's 5-0 win came at Elkton. Goals were scored by Will Pappas, Kyle Goudy, Jake Ross, Larson Green and Jake Smith, with assists credited to Caleb Hebb, Keye Garman, Green and Pappas. Green's goal, his 18th of the season, set a new record for goals scored in a season.

Huskies (11-5) keeper Kevin Neumann made one save for the shutout win. The defense of Ben Adams, Matt Sprouse, Chris Jones and Matt King was solid all game, Huskies head coach Wes Rich noted.

Cougars top Tigers

Fallston (9-5) was a winner in Cecil County, beating host Rising Sun, 3-1. The game was tied 1-1 at half.

The Cougars got goals from Dalton Riedlbauer, Matt Walker and Jordan Puglisi and goalie Nick Mudd made five saves.

Fallston will visit Patterson Mill on Friday at a time to be determined.

Warriors win too

Havre de Grace (8-7) advanced with a 3-1 win over visiting Joppatowne (4-9). Stats were not provided.

The Warriors will play at Perryville on Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the section final. Perryville blanked visiting Bo Manor, 3-0.

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