South River and Dulaney punch ticket for 4A state field hockey final rematch; Chesapeake-Anne Arundel and C.M. Wright headed back in 3A
It’ll be a redux in the Class 4A and 3A state field hockey title games Saturday at Washington College as No. 3 C. Milton Wright High (15-1), No. 11 Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (12-6), No. 15 Dulaney (13-6) and No. 4 South River (15-2) won semifinal contests Monday evening.
Two-time reigning 4A champ South River posted a 4-0 decision over Montgomery County’s Clarksburg at Paint Branch in Burtonsville. Alexis Seidel scored a pair of goals and McKenzie Jamison finished with a goal and two assists for the Seahawks.
After a scoreless first half, the Anne Arundel County powerhouse dominated the final 30 minutes, earning a seventh trip to the championship round. The Seahawks will collide again with Dulaney, which ended another Montgomery County squad’s season, Winston Churchill, in the other state 4A final four match.
Kate Proefrock’s first half score and second half tally from Mae Dickens was all the Lions needed to secure its second straight trip to Washington College. It’ll be the fourth title game trip for the Baltimore County school, which has yet to claim the big prize in 15 previous trip to the state final four.
South River defeated Dulaney, 2-1, in last year’s 4A state final. The Seahawks, who will make their eighth final appearance Saturday, have won six times in their previous seven chances.
Game time Saturday will be at 1:30 p.m. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel and C. Milton Wright will meet again after easy decisions at Broadneck’s Lawrence E. Knight Stadium.
The Mustangs ended Montgomery County’s Blake’s season with a 5-0 whitewashing. Georgia Beachley scored twice and Sam Aljets, Carly Muffley and Taylor Marchetti each tallied for C. Milton Wright.
The Harford County school ended things early, scoring three times in the first 11 minutes, to get another shot at champion Chesapeake-Anne Arundel. The Cougars defeated Westminster, 4-0, in the other 3A state semifinal.
Rachel Fleig scored two goals for Chesapeake, and Caitlyn Johnson assisted twice. Mason Frechel and Madison Billing each tallied.
The Pasadena school will try for a three-peat Saturday at 11 a.m. in the first match of Championship Saturday at Washington College’s Kibler Field. Chesapeake defeated C. Milton Wright, 2-0, in last year’s state final.