Chesapeake cruises into final Woodlawn routed in region semi, 6-0


Chesapeake field hockey coach Jerry Raab said her team wanted another chance to play Severna Park.

Woodlawn just happened to get in the way yesterday -- and was flattened.

Junior Emily Plenge had four goals and one assist, and the second-seeded Cougars registered their season high in scoring in a 6-0 rout of the third-seeded Warriors yesterday in the Class 4A East Regional semifinals.

Chesapeake (10-1-2), ranked No. 13 in the metro area, will travel to top-seeded and No. 1 Severna Park tomorrow. The Falcons are the only team to score against the Cougars this year, winning, 3-0.

"We had a Saturday practice, and we worked hard all last week. We haven't been scoring very well, and we knew that we had to practice putting them in the goal in order to be able to come up against Severna Park and play them respectably," Raab said.

Plenge scored three times in a five-minute span of the first half to give Chesapeake a 3-0 lead. Her first goal, at 18:45, came after a scramble in front of the cage. Traci Gott was credited with the first of her two assists.

Ten seconds later, Plenge took a pass from Tara Morgan and rifled a shot under the outstretched right leg of Woodlawn goalkeeper Rikki Kohli.

The lead grew to 3-0 when Plenge gathered her deflected shot and beat Kohli (five saves).

Jen Lewis, Tonya Buckmaster and Plenge scored in a span of 4:20 in the second half. Lewis assisted on the last goal.

Chesapeake goalkeeper Holly Colojezzi played the first half and didn't face a shot until four minutes remained.

Her replacement, Courtney Miller, also made one save, as the Warriors (3-6-1) struggled to get the ball across midfield against a Cougars defensive unit that included Rachael Barrett, Natalie Schmitz, Jaimie Schlick and Angie Hudgins.

"Our defense is very, very solid," Raab said.

Woodlawn's best scoring threat came late in the first half, when Keisha Wynn broke free down the middle of the field and was confronted by Colojezzi, who redirected the ball to Hudgins. Hudgins cleared it to the outside.

Despite the outcome, Woodlawn coach Sally Maycock said: "We've played better teams. They're just real aggressive, and that was the big difference. They were more up for it."

* Annapolis 1, Northern-C 0: Christiane Allan scored the game-winner on an assist by Ali Hollander as Annapolis shut out host Northern-Calvert in a Class 4A South regional semifinal.

* Calvert 2, Arundel 1: Kim Humelsine had the lone goal, as Arundel lost to Calvert in a Class 4A South regional semifinal.

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