Raiders get two early goals in 3-1 win over International-Langley Park

Loch Raven High scored off a pair of set pieces, early in the first half, and the momentum propelled the Raiders to a 3-1 win over International School at Langley Park, Friday evening in the  Class 1A state boys soccer semifinals at Northeast in Anne Arundel County.

The win advances the Raiders into next week’s state final (date to be determined) at Loyola University’s Ridley Athletic Complex  in Maryland, against the winner of Saturday’s other 1A state semi between Patterson Mill and Mountain Ridge.

Both early goals were from deep throws in Langley end, as Sam Korzi and Brendan Hurley converting.

Langley scored on a PK with 15 minutes left in the first half and that threw the Raiders off a bit.

“From that point on in the first half, we played a little skiddish and they had the better of the play,” said Loch Raven coach Matt Radebaugh. “During the second half, we were able to hold off their counter attacks. We had a couple of good shots on frame that their goalie was able to parry away.”

With about 13 minutes to go, however, Reice Thuerrauch was able to put home a bouncing ball from a throw-in and Loch Raven the insurance it needed.

“Cal Hagen (Center Back) and Brendan Hegberg (GK) were the backbone of the defense,” added Radebaugh. “Eric Castillo and Hurley were huge winning possession in the midfield during the course of the game.”