Huskies roll back to 1A final while Mustangs end City’s run; Broadneck falls in 4A semifinals


Patterson Mill’s Kevin Dyke goes over a Mountain Ridge player for a header during Saturday’s Class 1A state boys’ soccer semifinal match at Northeast. The Huskies advanced back to the state final with a 5-0 victory. (photo – Mitch Lebovic)

Redemption is closer for Patterson Mill High boys’ soccer team while a repeat is within C. Milton Wright’s grasp after state semifinal victories Saturday.

The No. 3 Mustangs defeated City College, 5-2,  in a Class 3A match at Frederick County’s Linganore while Patterson Mill handled western Maryland’s Mountain Ridge at Northeast in Anne Arundel County.

Broadneck’s season ended in heartbreak as the Bruins lost in penalty kicks to Montgomery County’s Whitman, the top-ranked team in the District region by the Washington Post, at Henry A. Wise in Upper Marlboro.

Zain Memon’s conversion in the final attempt was the difference in a 4-3 shootout win. Louie Kerdock, Madairy and Ethan Loftis each tallied in the penalty kick round for the Anne Arundel County champ Bruins.

The Huskies got a hat trick from Michal Gradus, earning a return trip to Loyola University’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The Harford County school will play Loch Raven for the state title.

Patterson Mill lost to Sparrows Point in last year’s state final. Loch Raven, which ended Sparrows Point’s reign in the North Region playoffs, defeated Prince George’s County’s Langley Park in the first 1A state semifinal Friday evening.

The clock struck midnight on City College’s unlikely postseason run as defending 3A champ C. Milton Wright took over in the second half. Connor Appleby finished with two goals and an assist for the Mustangs.

Jayson Butler, Ryan Belfore and Nick Dunstan-Maiese each tallied for the Bel Air school, which next gets Montgomery County’s Magruder next week for the 3A title.

Guash Hassan had a goal and an assist for City, the first Baltimore City school to play in a state semifinal since 1997. Noah Hassan had the Knights’ other goal.

MPSSAA BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Saturday’s state semifinal results

CLASS 1A AT NORTHEAST

Patterson Mill 5, Mountain Ridge 0

 

CLASS 2A AT RIVER HILL

Boys

Oakdale 1, Kent Island 0

River Hill 3, Hereford 0

 

CLASS 3A at LINGANORE

Boys

Magruder 1, James M. Bennett 0

C. Milton Wright 5, City College 2

 

CLASS 4A AT HENRY A. WISE

Urbana 2, Bladensburg 0

Walt Whitman 0, Broadneck 0 (Whitman wins 4-3 in penalty kicks)

 

Friday’s state semifinal results

CLASS 1A AT NORTHEAST

Loch Raven 3, International High-Langley Park 2

 

State final schedule

at Ridley Athletic Center, Loyola University

Thursday

CLASS 2A 

Oakdale vs. River Hill, 5 p.m.

Friday

CLASS 4A

Urbana vs. Whitman, 5 p.m.

Saturday

CLASS 1A

Loch Raven vs. Patterson Mill, 12 p.m.

CLASS 3A

C. Milton Wright vs. Magruder, 5 p.m.