Roundup: C. Milton Wright boys beat Wesminster, 4-0
By By Matt Owings
Baltimore Sun Media Group|
Nov 05, 2014 at 12:20 AM
No. 9 C. Milton Wright 4, Westminster 0: Robbie Elliott scored twice and added an assist for the host Mustangs (14-2-2) in a Class 3A North regional final.
C. Milton Wright will advance to the state semifinals for the second consecutive season.
With 5 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the first half, C. Milton Wright (14-2-2) got its first goal of the night.
Elliott sent a pass near the top of the box to Andrew Mastromanolis, who shot far-post to the left, just out of the reach of diving Owls keeper Greg Merrill.
Two minutes out of halftime, the pair connected again. This time, the roles were reversed, as Mastromanolis boomed a pass out to Elliott on a breakaway, who flicked a bouncer that trickled into the goal.
Elliott added his second goal with 19 minutes remaining in the contest, cleaning up a loose ball the box, and Alex Battaglia converted on a penalty kick minutes later to end the second-half scoring barrage.
Westminster ends its season at 11-7.
Oakdale 2, Liberty 1: The host Lions (10-4-3) took an early lead, but the Bears answered with two goals to win in Class 2A West.
Matt Hawkins gave Liberty a 1-0 lead, but three minutes later Oakdale's Brian Flatter tied the score.
Oakdale's Jake Merrick took advantage when he headed in a ball midway through the second half for the game-winner.
Oakland Mills 4, Southern 0: Fernando Angel, Mohamed N'Diaye and Sam Onumah each scored a first-half goal, and Jefferson Fuentes added a goal early in the second half for the visiting Scorpions (9-6-1) in Class 2A South.
Oakland Mills won its 19th region title and will play Oakdale, the West Region champion, in a state semifinal Friday or Saturday at Bel Air. The Bulldogs fell to 5-12.
Howard 2, No. 10 Catonsville 1: The host Lions (11-3) won their first region title and upset the Comets (11-3-3) in Class 4A North.
In the 22nd minute, Sara Cocozza's shot rang off the right post, but Brianna Brown got the rebound at the top of the box and shot it past Catonsville goalie Natalie Croom and into the top-right corner.
After a scoreless first half, Klock scored early to give the Bobcats the lead. Bel Air scored again with just over five minutes remaining when Klock set up a goal by Lexi Kraemer.
The Owls trimmed the deficit to 2-1 less than two minutes later on a penalty kick by senior Allison Crabbe. However, Klock scored again with 1:30 remaining to seal the Bobcats' victory and propel Bel Air to the Class 3A state semifinals.
It is Bel Air's second consecutive regional title and third in five seasons. Westminster was looking for its first trip to the state tournament since 2004.