Severna Park overpowers Whitman to reach Maryland 4A girls’ lacrosse final

Simply earlier than Severna Park midfielder Hunter Chadwick began highschool, the Falcons women’ lacrosse group had a dominant stretch of 3 titles in 4 seasons. The final got here in 2015, three hundred and sixty five days earlier than Chadwick’s freshman season. 

Since then, this system has received a variety of video games, however some other state name has eluded it. The Falcons took a travel to the championship in 2017, however they misplaced a one-goal heartbreaker. 

Now, after a 16-Three victory over Whitman in a Maryland 4A semifinal Friday in Gaithersburg, the No. nine Falcons (18-Zero) will go back to the season’s ultimate sport.

It was once Chadwick’s urgency to make it there — her obvious need to complete her ultimate season with a championship — that kick-started the Falcons on Friday. The senior scored the group’s first 3 targets, opening up an early lead it maintained and expanded till the general whistle. 

“It’s simply superior to have this kind of just right group this 12 months,” Chadwick mentioned. “And we’ve been enjoying in combination for see you later. It’s superior to make it again to states.” 

Chadwick’s three-goal burst to start out the sport resulted in a extra balanced scoring assault; seven different gamers ended up getting a target. Chadwick completed with 4, freshman midfielder Theresa Bragg added 3, and senior midfielder Julia Curran and senior attacker Kayla Minton every scored two. 

“It was once nice that she was once in a position to spark us and get issues rolling,” Trainer Kaitlyn Hines mentioned of Chadwick. “I feel that opened it up for everybody else to mention, ‘K, I will be able to do it, too.’”
Whitman (14-Three) had a fair proportion of ownership early, however it couldn’t in finding the again of the web as Severna Park’s protection tightened with a name look at the line. 

“My protection has at all times been rock stars again there,” Hines mentioned. “They’re simply so cast. They’re no longer normally going to foul and test and cross loopy. They simply play a cast, composed protection again there for me.” 

Roosevelt falls to Dulaney

Within the first sport of Friday night time’s Maryland 4A semifinal doubleheader at Gaithersburg, Baltimore County powerhouse Dulaney had no bother taking down Eleanor Roosevelt, 17-1.

The Raiders, who got here into the sport at 16-Zero after spending the common season overpowering lots of the new and rising methods in Prince George’s County, proved to be no fit for the Lions, who’re headed to a 2nd consecutive state championship sport. 

This was once simply the fourth 12 months that Eleanor Roosevelt fielded a varsity group and the 3rd that Prince George’s County colleges participated within the state lacrosse playoff machine. The Raiders have emerged because the most powerful group within the space, making two consecutive journeys to the semifinals, however it’s nonetheless early in this system’s maturation procedure. 

“That is the graduating magnificence of the primary 12 months,” Trainer Charles Generators mentioned. “They had been newbies when the county began supporting [the sport]. That is one thing that they’re proud at hand off to people. 

“The county gets there ultimately, however it’s going to take time. We’re a few many years in the back of everyone. So [this team] is being the function fashions for different younger women in center or basic faculty who’re fascinated by beginning lacrosse.” 

Dulaney (11-6) confronted Severna Park previous this season in event play. The Falcons beat the Lions in that mid-April matchup, 20-6. 

Huntingtown comes up brief

For the second one instantly 12 months, Huntingtown misplaced within the Maryland 3A semifinals. The Hurricanes fell to Harford County’s C.M. Wright, 18-Eight, in Ellicott Town to complete their season 14-Three-1.

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