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Severna Park prevails over South River, 1-0

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Hannah Bellaza scored with 8:17 left in the game, finishing off a centering pass from Alex Schmidt, as defending Class 4A state champion Severna Park closed out its perfect regular season with a 1-0 field hockey win on the road over No. 6 South River last night.

The top-ranked Falcons are 14-0 overall, including 11-0 in Anne Arundel County.

The goal came off a penalty corner with Schmidt collecting the first pass and sending it across to the far post for Bellaza.

"The girls are looking good. They're working hard and are so determined to be successful," said Severna Park coach Lil Shelton, whose Falcons lost three county games last season and didn't reach the title county game for the first time ever.

South River goalie Emily Melanson finished with 11 saves, including a penalty stroke.

Severna Park will visit Broadneck in the county championship game set for 7 p.m. Monday. South River goalie Emily Melanson finished with 11 saves, including one coming on a penalty stroke.

The Seahawks (11-3) will host Thomas Stone at 5 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Class 4A East region playoffs.

More field hockey

No. 7 Westminster 2, No. 11 North Carroll 1:: Meghan Macera's goal early in the second half tied the score, and Lauren Keffer followed with the winning goal shortly thereafter as Westminster (12-0) defeated host North Carroll to remain undefeated. Ashlea Carl gave the No. 11 Panthers (9-3) an early lead when she scored off a corner from Candi Clift in the first half. After Macera tied it when she emerged from a pack of players with the ball and found the net, Keffer took a pass from Michelle Hodiak and rammed home the game-winner. North Carroll had two chances to tie late in the game, but the Owls' defense held on for the win.

Girls soccer

CHESAPEAKE-BC 3, LANSDOWNE 2, 2OT: : Lauren Maggio scored three goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, to give the Bayhawks (7-2) the win over the visiting Vikings. With five minutes left in the period, the freshman took a pass on the right side of the field and found the proper angle for the winning score. The Bayhawks had fallen behind 2-0 before Maggio took over the game in the second half, and the hat trick gave her nine goals on the season.

Boys soccer

No. 8 MOUNT HEBRON 2, WILDE LAKE 1, 2OT:: Kevin Fitch scored with two minutes left in the second overtime period to help the Vikings (7-2-2) defeat the host Wildecats.

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