Severna Park-Old Mill canceled


Severna Park-Old Mill III had to wait another 24 hours.

Only lightning, thunder and a tornado watch could halt these two teams from battling it out in the rain in a first-round 3A-4A East Regional tournament game last night at Severna Park.

The third-ranked Falcons (11-1-1) and the 11th-ranked Patriots (10-2-1) had played to a scoreless tie with five minutes remaining in the first half when play was halted.

The game officials were prepared to wait 30 minutes to see if the storm would go around the Severna Park area, but five minutes later they were informed that a tornado watch had been issued.

That news prompted Severna Park athletic director Wayne Mook to postpone the game until today at 4 p.m.

Mook said the officials told him the game would be played over in its entirety.

However, Severna Park coach Joyce Stefancik said the rule book states that the game could be "re-started from where it was suspended."

"The state association rule book says that if less than half of the game is played, it may be rescheduled from the start or re-started from the suspension," said Stefancik.

Stefancik said she could live with the decision to start over.

Last night, each team fired off six shots in the first 35 minutes, with Old Mill goalie Kelly Mack making four saves and Chaney making three stops.

Chaney twice made outstanding saves on shots by Sonberg, and Sonberg's third shot hit the crossbar and bounced over.

Lindsey Poland got off three shots for Severna Park.

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