Dulaney makes state semis for third time in four years
No. 12 Lions beat Old Mill, 1-0; Chesapeake-AA wins
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.