Towson boys gain state semis in soccer
Chesapeake-AA to play Westminster for state 3A field hockey championship
No. 10 Towson (14-2-2) won the Class 3A North Region boys soccer title with a victory over host Lansdowne (13-1-1) on penalty kicks Wednesday.
After a scoreless regulation and double overtime, the Generals’ Sam Edwards, Tristan Arias, Kushai Giri and Bryce Vanik made consecutive penalty kicks for a 4-1win on PKs.
Towson goalkeeper Austin Wenck had a save on the first Vikings kicker. Brian Rios Buruca converted his PK for Lansdowne.
The loss ended the Vikings’ winning streak at 13 games.
Towson will play Mount Hebron on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Linganore in the state semifinals.
It’s the Generals’ first regional soccer title since 2008, when assistant coach Jon Becker was a senior on the team.
NO. 10 WESTMINSTER 3, BLAKE 0: The Owls (14-3) showed their intensity from the outset by scoring three first-half goals that led to a victory over the Bengals (12-3) in a Class 3A state semifinal at Broadneck.
Westminster won its 12th game in a row and secured a spot in the championship game, Saturday at Washington College, for the third consecutive season.
The Owls won in 2014 and were runner-up last fall.
Emily Dudley had two goals and Haleigh Moore added another for Westminster, which gave Blake a glimpse of its power moments after the opening whistle.
The Owls had a penalty-corner try within the first minute. They passed accurately in and around the circle. They worked the ball smoothly in the transition game.
And when Moore sent a ball into the cage after dodging through Blake’s inner-circle defense with 18:13 remaining in the half, Westminster had all the offense it needed.
CHESAPEAKE-AA 4, BEL AIR 0: Renee Duffy scored twice in the first 17 minutes and Rachel Fleig added a first-half goal that propelled the Cougars (12-5) to a shutout win over the defending Class 3A state champion Bobcats (7-9) at Broadneck.
Chesapeake will play West Region champion Westminster.
The Owls knocked the Cougars out of the running a year ago in the state semifinals, 1-0.