No. 5 Seahawks edge No. 7 Bruins, 3-2
After seeing a 2-0 lead evaporate and all of the momentum shift to No. 7 Broadneck, the fifth-ranked South River field hockey team found the energy for one big closing push and the Seahawks came away with a 3-2 victory over the Bruins, in the 2018 Anne Arundel County Field Hockey Championship Game Wednesday evening at Southern High School.
With just over seven minutes to play, Darcy Clement reversed a surge by Broadneck when she scored off of a penalty corner, giving South River what proved to be the winning goal.
The tally stood up despite a flurry at the end by Broadneck which required a pair of clutch saves from Seahawk goalkeeper Kaitlyn Wallace to preserve the lead and the championship.
Clement was the offensive leader for South River all night. Early in the contest she staked her team to a 1-0 lead with her first score of the night and, later in the half, produced an assist the led to a score by Alexis Seidel, as the Seahawks led 2-0. Allison Corey also had two assists for South River.
Having won two consecutive 4A state titles, South River understands how to win in the clutch on the biggest stages, but Broadneck pushed the Hawks to the brink.
Anna Feick scored on a penalty stroke midway through the second half to bring the Bruins and their fans to life. Just over three minutes later she found the back of the cage again, this time with the assistance of Sammy Dupack, and suddenly the game was tied.
Wallace finished with six saves, as did Broadneck’s Alex Clough. Both squads await their seeds in the 4A playoffs where they could possibly meet again.