Du­laney makes state semis for third time in four years

No. 12 Lions beat Old Mill, 1-0; Ch­e­sa­peake-AA wins

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Tom Worgo — Mike Morea, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group — Me­gan Wood­ward, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group — Randy McRoberts, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group — Pat Stoet­zer, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group Bal­ti­more Sun staff con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

Du­laney’s No. 12 field hockey team con­tin­ued its late-sea­son drive to sur­vive Wed­nes­day.

High-scor­ing se­nior for­ward Emma Klein and the host Lions (14-4) clinched a berth in the Class 4A state semi­fi­nals with a 1-0 vic­tory over Old Mill (8-7) in the North re­gion cham­pi­onship game in Ti­mo­nium.

Old Mill goalie Ash­leigh Bathras (six saves) stopped Claire Po­dles’ point-blank shot with 24:44 re­main­ing in the first half, but Klein was there to knock in the re­bound from 2 yards out for her 16th goal of the sea­son, and 38th in three var­sity sea­sons.

“There is no big­ger goal than the one she had to­day,” Du­laney coach Kel­lie Fial­cowitz said. “She is very in­tense and works very hard. She finds the net when she has to and comes through in the big games.”

Du­laney goalie Alli Hill and the de­fense of El­lie Dreschler, Ly­dia Naughton, Grace Jung and Mae Dick­ens made the lead stand as the Lions reached the state semi­fi­nals for the third time in four sea­sons. They’ll play South River on Wed­nes­day at Paint Branch in Mont­gomery County.

CH­E­SA­PEAKE-AA 2, MOUNT HEBRON 1, OT: Rachel Fleig scored with 1:36 left in over­time, lift­ing the Cougars over the Vik­ings to claim the Class 3A East cham­pi­onship for the sec­ond straight year.

Ch­e­sa­peake will face Bel Air at Broad­neck on Tues­day in a 3A state semi­fi­nal.

“It just hap­pened so fast. I can’t re­ally de­scribe it. I’m just so happy right now,” Fleig said. “Brid­gette [Tay­man] stopped it and she passed to me. I took it in and around the goalie and the de­fender and then it just went in.”

NO. 11 WEST­MIN­STER 2, UR­BANA 1: Emily Dud­ley and Emily Pulkowski scored to lead the host Owls (13-3) to their third con­sec­u­tive Class 3A West ti­tle with a vic­tory over the Hawks (13-3).

“I’m so ex­cited,” Lib­erty se­nior de­fender Lau­ren Ro­gal­ski said. “Last year, when we got to this point, it was a re­ally great mo­ment, but with this team, we have such great chem­istry.”

West­min­ster will face Blake, the 3A South vic­tor, in a Class 3A state semi­fi­nal Wed­nes­day at Broad­neck.

BEL AIR 1, TOW­SON 0: Pey­ton Hale scored and the de­fend­ing Class 3A state cham­pion Bob­cats (8-7) took an­other step in their de­fense, beat­ing the host Gen­er­als (7-7) for the 3A North crown.

PAT­TER­SON MILL 3, PERRYVILLE 1: Sarah McCol­lum scored two goals and Jas­mine Sabol added one to lead the host Huskies (8-9) over the Pan­thers (5-10) in the Class 1A North fi­nal.

Perryville faces Queen Anne’s in a Class 1A state semi­fi­nal Mon­day at Broad­neck.

NO. 15 LIB­ERTY 2, FRAN­CIS SCOTT KEY1, OT: Heidi El­lis scored with 4:58 left in over­time to lead the host Lions (14-2) Du­laney’s Mae Dick­ens, right, tries to steal the ball from Old Mill’s Pay­ton O’Toole. Du­laney plays South River on Wed­nes­day. over the Ea­gles (10-4) in a Class 1A West fi­nal.

Lib­erty, which won its first re­gion cham­pi­onship in 23 years, will face Patux­ent in the 1A state semi­fi­nal Mon­day at Broad­neck.

NO. 14 MARYVALE 1, AN­NAPO­LIS AREA CHRIS­TIAN 0: Liz Kennedy scored to lead the host Lions (12-2-1) over the Ea­gles (11-5) in an In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion of Mary­land B Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nal.

Maryvale will play John Car­roll for the B Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship Sun­day at Arch­bishop Spald­ing.

JOHNCARROLL3, MOUNTDESALES1: El­lie Brugge­man, Ashlee Kothen­beu­tel and Kate Gro­macki scored to lift the host Pa­tri­ots (12-3) over the Sailors (14-6) in an IAAM B Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nal.

BRIAN KRISTA/BAL­TI­MORE SUN ME­DIA GROUP

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