|By PETER R PALMIERI; PETER R. PALMIERI [email protected]|
If there was a loose ball on the field Monday night, there was a good chance a
The Seahawks dominated play on the defensive end, creating numerous turnovers that resulted in scoring chances on their way to an 8-5 victory over Arundel in the Class 4A East Region Section I final.
"We're as good as it gets when the ball hits the carpet," South River coach
"We've been performing game in and game out,"
Arundel responded with two straight goals from
"All week long, into last week, these guys have been working hard and it's been paying dividends," Noone said.
Jones stopped 12 shots on the night.
"People compare them to people across the county, I say they're uncomparable," Noone said. "They're as good as it gets as a unit."
Arundel battled back in the second half, with Lawson scoring his second goal following a clear by Nolan to knot the game at 4. But,
The game was halted with 1:41 left due to lightning. After a nearly one-hour delay, play resumed with the Wildcats'
The Seahawks faced some adversity coming into the contest, with starting goalie
"Our defense is playing incredible," Thomas said. "
"I'm proud of these kids," he said. "I'd go to bat for them all day long. I'm with them."
Arundel (14-3) 2 1 1 1 -- 5
GOALS: AR -- Lawson 2, Haag, Nolan, Hill; SR -- Thomas 2, Mansur 2, Maloof 2, Schimoler, Hirata. ASSISTS: AR -- Stewart; SR -- Chick, Senft, Schimoler. SAVES: AR -- Jones 12; SR -- McElhenny 5. SHOTS: AR -- 13; SR -- 24. FACEOFFS: AR -- 9; SR -- 8. GROUND BALLS: AR -- 18; SR -- 29
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