Chapelgate Christian and Park School each posted shutout victories in Thursday’s IAAM C Conference soccer semifinals and will now face each other for the league title on Saturday afternoon (3:00 p.m) at Anne Arundel Community College.
Park had the more nerve racking match, as it played a scoreless draw with Mount Carmel through regulation and a pair of overtimes, before prevailing on penalty kicks.
The Bruins converted three PK’s, while the Cougars came up empty. Sophie DeFries, Lauren Sibel and Aiden Piper were the three Park players who notched the PK goals, in a match that was shifted from Park to Eastern Regional Park.
Weather also forced Chapelgate Christian and St. Timothy’s to move off campus at Chapelgate and play at Western Regional Park. For the Yellowjackets it was merely home away from home as they won 4-0.
This, however, was not a typical 4-0 game. It was much similar to the 1-0 overtime win Chapelgate game took for St. Tim’s in the regular season. In fact, the squads were again scoreless late in the second half on Thursday, when freshman Lydia Frierson broke the ice for the Yellowjackets.
Running onto a long ball played by Molly Carlson, Frierson dribbled around a defender and scored. The goal opened the flood gates. Frierson scored again moments later, followed by late goals from Kristen Thomas and Jen Yahiro. Thomas and Laura Lavaas also had assists.