Boys Lacrosse Playoffs
Trailing by a goal at halftime, Oakdale's boys lacrosse team rallied in the second half to claim their first Class 2A West regional championship with an 8-6 win over host South Carroll.
"This is two years in the making, man," Bears coach Mike Skena said. "We were very well prepared, we worked really hard and my boys deserved this win."
It was retribution for the Bears (10-7), who lost by seven goals to the Cavaliers in last year's regional championship. Nearly a year to the day after that loss, the Bears advance to the state semifinals, where they will face Patterson Mill Friday or Saturday at Bel Air High School.
The game was back and forth as both teams held a lead in the first half before South Carroll went into halftime ahead, 5-4.
"The game was close the whole way. They went up 2-0, and then we were ahead 3-2. Our defense was great in the second half only holding them to one goal," Skena said.
Bears goalie John Hoffman came up huge for Oakdale, particularly in the second half as he stopped 18 shots by the Cavaliers after he was relatively untested in the Bears' regional semifinal win over Catoctin.
"John Hoffman was lights out. He just played probably the game of his career," Skena said.
Returning from an injury, Oakdale's Zach Pard scored the game-winning goal with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter.
"From the top to the bottom of the roster, everybody played Oakdale lacrosse," Skena said.
Connor Good led the Bears with three goals while Morgan Daiger added a pair of goals. Matt Klauka and Rex Bennett rounded out the Bears' scoring, while Crosby Winters and Brandon Howse added assists.
— Adam Vencill
SJCP 15, Pallotti 6
The Vikings' were led in Tuesday's win by Andrew Gauvin's four goals and two assists. Chase Tyler also had four goals. Mac Coulehan had 15 saves.
St. John's Catholic Prep faces Gerstell Academy at 4 p.m. Friday for the league championship at Towson.
Class 2A-1A West Championship
Winters Mill 16, Oakdale 4
WESTMINSTER — Oakdale's successful season came to an end against the Falcons.
The Bears, in just their second varsity season, were one of Frederick County's top teams and they finish with a 13-5 record.
Courtney Schwiegerath had one goal and one assist for the Bears. Carly Heine, Dani Tunnell and Taylor McGaughey each had one goal. Goalie Melissa Semkiw had 12 saves.
2A West Semifinal
Middletown 4, FSK 3
MIDDLETOWN — Sami Main reached on an error, driving in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded in the fifth inning as the Knights (16-4) held on for the win.
Sam Hockenberry went 3-for-3 and Kayla Pratt added two hits for Middletown.
Main threw a complete game, striking out eight while allowing six hits.
Class 3A West Semifinals
North Hagerstown 4, Urbana 1
HAGERSTOWN — Christian Worch had two hits for Urbana, which ends its season at 10-11.
Track and Field
Thomas Johnson's boys and Urbana's girls lead after the first day of the Class 3A West championships at Tuscarora High School.
The Patriots boys hold a 53-36.6 lead over Frederick. The Hawks girls have a 53-42.5 advantage over TJ.
In Wednesday's boys meet , Linganore's Patrick DuBoyce won the 3,200 (9:53.1). Tuscarora won the 800 relay (1:29.33).
Frederick's Tanguy Bukasa won the high jump (5-11). Teammate Justin Walker won the long jump (22-4).
Thomas Johnson's Sam Shipley won the pole vault (14-4).
On the girls' side, Urbana's Emily Mulhern won the 3,200 (11:21.94). Linganore's Tess Johnson won the pole vault (9-6).
The Lancers Samantha Johnson won the triple jump (36-5). Thomas Johnson's Tamara Ovejera won the discus (133-5).
Other Day 1 qualifiers include:
Frederick—3,200 relay (Tim Gacquin, Taylor Kracher, Tristan Strickland, Daniel Christenson).
Linganore—Daniel Beck, 3,200. 800 relay; Bryan Hand, Linganore, pole vault.
TJ—Ben Freed, 3,200; Louis Levine, 3,200; 3,200 relay; Chris Luthers, high jump.
Tuscarora—Javon Majett, long jump.
Urbana—Matt Yockman, high jump; Christian Diaz, pole vault; Colin Sipe, shot put.
Linganore—3,200 relay; Loren Kozar, pole vault.
TJ—Meghan Kane, pole vault; triple jump; Julia Wilson, triple jump; Mackenzie Keepers, pole vault.
Urbana—Sarah Askine, 3,200; Maria Carberry, 3,200; 3,200 relay; Crystal Yuille, discus. Erin Beach, discus.
The meet resumes today at 4 p.m.