On 2nd day, McDonogh edges St. Mary's in OT; River Hill advances to Class 3A final, 3-0; Girls soccer roundup


Lisa Zanti scored with 8: 22 left in overtime to lead No. 2 McDonogh to a 3-2 victory over No. 5 St. Mary's yesterday in the continuation of Thursday's Interscholastic Athletic Association A Division soccer tournament semifinal that was suspended because of darkness.

The teams played to a 2-2 deadlock after 100 minutes Thursday and returned to McDonogh for 20 more minutes yesterday. The Saints (12-4-2) dominated the early going, but Zanti, an All-Metro striker, broke through in the second of two 10-minute overtime periods.

On a bouncing through ball from Rachel Engle, Zanti caught the pass in the air and lobbed it over the head of Saints goalie Lauren Bonnani.

The victory sends the Eagles (17-5) into a title-game rematch with No. 1 John Carroll at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Towson University. The Patriots (17-1-1) have beaten the Eagles twice this season. -- Katherine Dunn

Class 3A

No. 3 River Hill 3, Thomas Johnson 0: Freshman midfielder Jamie Goertler scored a goal and junior forward Rashida Walcott added two more as the Hawks defeated the Patriots in a state semifinal at Sherwood in Sandy Spring.

Junior midfielder Shannon Jackson's header over Patriots junior goalie Liz Hammel was tapped in by Goertler for a 1-0 lead.

About 26 minutes later, Jackson fed Walcott for a one-on-none breakaway, and the forward beat Hammel to widen the gap to two.

Walcott ended the scoring with a floater into the right side of the net with 6: 49 left in the game.

River Hill (18-1) advanced to its first state final since 1997, when the Hawks shared the state championship with South River.

The loss -- the first for Thomas Johnson this season -- ended the Patriots' 18-game unbeaten streak. -- Edward Lee No. 13 Eastern Tech 1, Leonardtown 0: Junior back Jaime Stimmel's goal with 14: 30 left in the second half was all the Mavericks needed at Sherwood in Sandy Spring.

The win propelled Eastern Tech (14-2) to its first appearance in the state championship game in school history. Leonardtown dropped to 12-5-1. -- Edward Lee

Class 2A

Middletown 1, North Harford 0: Kim Waeber's goal off a corner kick in the 14th minute stood up, and the Knights advanced to their second straight Class 2A final with the victory over the Hawks at Loch Raven.

Trista Haupt's corner kick bounced off a couple of players and landed right in front of Waeber. She controlled a high bounce off the dirt and fired a shot past freshman goalie Lyndsey Koerber.

Middletown (17-1-1) outshot North Harford (11-4-1) 14-8.

"Making it this far is a big accomplishment for us," said Katie Knepp, one of seven sophomore starters for North Harford. "We'll be back next year, I'm sure of it."

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