Goal in double-overtime gives the Lions fifth conference championship in last seven years
SALISBURY — Often in big games, it comes down to one shot. And McKenna Blick, in her final chance to win the Bayside Conference crown, didn’t let her shot go to waste.
Blick’s goal off Kylie Tulowitzky’s feed with 2 minutes, 3 seconds remaining in the second overtime period Monday lifted Queen Anne’s County High’s girls’ lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over Stephen Decatur at Wicomico County Stadium for its fifth conference championship in seven years.
The Lions (13-2) get the first round of the upcoming Class 2A1A East, Section II playoffs off, and will host either Cambridge-South Dorchester or Wicomico on Friday at Lions Stadium. Decatur is now 9-4.
A senior, Blick gave credit first to the entire team, then to the teammate who set up the historic shot.
“First off, I’d like to thank this team,” Blick said. “And Kylie Tulowitzky, a freshman, she really stepped it up this game and... really made it possible for me to get that shot off.”
Early though, the Seahawks, who lost to the Lions 14-5 on March 29, controlled the tempo. And that control began at the draw, Lions head coach Penelope Santos-Bates said.
“They were winning the draw controls early on; a lot of it came down to that, to who won the draw,” Santos-Bates said. “And we made a change after it was 3-0, at that spot, and it helped us win them more.
Claire Porter’s score three minutes in made it 1-0, Decatur. Lexie Van Kirk added a goal shortly thereafter, and Victoria Kerkovich, who’d finish with a hat trick, made it 3-0
The Queen Anne’s County High girls’ lacrosse team celebrates Monday night after defeating Stephen Decatur in double overtime for the Bayside Conference championship.
Defended by James M. Bennett’s Alex Sewell, Kent Island High’s Brandon Galloway looks for a open teammate during the Buccaneers’ 8-5 victory in the Bayside Championship game Monday evening.