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Barons defeat Quince Orchard, 2008 Girls Soccer State 4A Finalist, 2-1.

Varsity vs Quince Orchard HS on 9/17/2009 7:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, September 18, 2009 by Lynne Foltz


On a damp Thursday evening, the B-CC Barons faced the Quince Orchard Cougars, a 2008 state 4A finalist, in the Cougars stadium for a thrilling game under the lights. This season, the two schools have exchanged status: B-CC is playing 4A and Quince Orchard 3A.
The Barons got off to an impressive start as Owyn Manson sent an assist to Alex Doll who chipped the keeper for a rapid BCC goal in the third minute of play. Quince Orchard had the first free kick taken by University of Maryland bound Kayla Clark who sent the ball toward the goal. Goalie Sasha Konownitzine captured the ball solidly for a dramatic save. Quince Orchard played through allowing their backs to move forward with the ball. Defenders Mallory MacRostie, Anna Genova, and Kara Klontz prevented Quince Orchard from mounting attacks in the final third with the help of holding midfielders Caroline Khanna, Hannah Levin, Zoe Mesirow and Liz Ward. These effective players limited the Cougars to only one corner kick in the entire game. Julia Hardgrove sent several beautiful long crosses to the left side of the final third to set up offensive plays for B-CC.
Four minutes into the second half, Cougar Ele Margoles found the net with an unassisted goal for Quince Orchard. After that goal, Coach Kurtz changed the formation to 4-5-1. Zoe Thorpe played up top and Amy Heaton drove the ball forward on the right wing. B-CC was able to maintain possession for a good portion of the second half. Attacking midfielder Vic Gersh shot the ball with determination several times during the game and finally blasted a low straight strike to the right corner of the goal off an assist from Alex Doll who directed the ball following a throw-in from Marilyn Hucek, scoring the winning goal.
The Barons outscored the Cougars on corner kicks, 4 to 1. Both teams had 6 fouls. The Barons took 4 shots on goal and Sasha Konownitzine made 4 solid saves.
Reported by Lynne Foltz

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