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Roundup: Severn boys soccer handles Boys' Latin, 4-1

The No. 13 Severn boys soccer team used a balanced attack to score twice in each half to beat visiting Boys' Latin, 4-1, in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference semifinal Friday.

The Admirals (18-1, 14-0) will face three-time defending champion Gerstell Academy (10-6, 9-4), a 5-1 winner over Friends on Thursday, in Sunday's championship at 3:15 p.m. at Stevenson. Severn's lone loss was to South River, 1-0, on Sept. 5 at the Seahawk Tournament.

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Against the Lakers (8-11-1, 7-6-1), Devin McCarthy had a goal and an assist and Alex Luscher scored back-to-back goals for Severn.

Brunswick 3, Havre de Grace 0: Vaughn Phillips scored three goals to lift the Railroaders (13-4-2) past the Warriors in an Class 1A state semifinal at Northeast.

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The loss was the fourth consecutive for Havre de Grace in state semifinal play.

Phillips scored his first goal late in the first half on an individual effort that left him open to take a shot from 12 yards out.

Phillips added the other two goals over a span of 3:14 in the second half. Justin Poole and Alex Eiben assisted on the goals.

Havre de Grace (10-8) had four corner kicks and numerous throw-ins inside the 18-yard box, but none yielded a scoring shot.

The best shot came in the last two minutes when Fahim Bachu crossed the ball to Kevin Vickery, whose header was saved by Brunswick goalie Cooper Siegel. Siegel made five saves. Havre de Grace keeper Aaron Toepfer had two saves.

"There's no easy games in the state tournament. These kids came out, worked hard and gave everything they have," Warriors coach Tom Wintz said.

—Randy McRoberts,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Westminster d. No. 9 Bel Air, 3-0: Kristen Bishop had 13 kills and Jessie Karcz added 32 assists as the Owls (10-8) swept the Bobcats (15-3), 25-21, 25-19, 25-14, to win the Class 3A region title.

It was the first regional championship in the Owls' program history. They'll face Glenelg on Monday in the state semifinal.

Karcz also added three blocks and seven aces and Emily Symonds recorded 13 digs for Westminster.

"It's unbelievable. This is crazy," Owls coach Ed Benish said. "I have never been a part of a team in all my years of volleyball that have just gone on a tear like this."

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—Jake Rill,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Oakdale d. No. 10 Liberty, 3-0: Liz Twilley had 16 kills and 15 digs to lead the Bears past the host Lions in Class 2A West.

Oakdale won 25-19, 25-22, 25-12 and ending the Lions' season at 13-3.

Liberty saw its seven-match winning streak halted in dominant fashion — Twilley, the Bears' 6-foot-1 senior hitter, set the tone with her size and power. Londan Caliskan had 27 assists and Eliza Davis added 12 digs for Oakdale.

The Lions took a 21-19 lead in the second set and were gaining momentum, but the Bears (16-2) responded with six of the next seven points and took a 2-0 lead in the match, thanks to a pair of Twilley kills to end it.

—Pat Stoetzer,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

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