Clear Spring squeaks past South

September 09, 2000

Clear Spring squeaks past South

By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer

SMITHSBURG - Clear Spring boys soccer coach Matt Kinman enjoyed the effort of his Blazers in the first half of their Washington County Public Schools Tournament game against South Hagerstown on Saturday. Rebels coach James Aleshire felt pretty good himself after South mounted a late rally.

Kinman and his Blazers left with the 2-1 victory, while Aleshire and his Rebels left confident that victories for South will eventually come.

"I think we outplayed them in the first half," Kinman said after Clear Spring jumped out to a 2-0 lead before halftime. "I knew Aleshire would have them coming after us in the second half, and they took it to us."

"Give us a couple more minutes, and we'd be going into overtime," Aleshire said of his Rebels' effort. "They finally decided to have a little fun out there on offense."


It seemed only the clock could stop South late in the second half. Unfortunately for the Rebels, they couldn't stop the Blazers in the first half.

Freshman Drew Holler scored both Clear Spring goals, one off a crossing pass from senior John Vaverchak in the fifth minute, the other off a feed up the middle from junior Justin Cafarelli in the 38th minute as the Blazers kept the ball in South's end for most of the half.

"Our game plan was to pass more and put pressure on them," Holler said. "I got a couple of passes, and I had to finish on them."

Clear Spring almost forgot to finish the Rebels. Slowly, South turned momentum in their favor in the second half, and swarmed around the Blazers' goal in the final 10 minutes. Emans Rho scored on a rebound in the 74th minute, but the Rebels couldn't find the net again for the needed tie.

North 6, Boonsboro 2

Mike Brooks scored three goals and added and assist to lead North Hagerstown into the finals of the Washington County tournament.

Tim Salvagno added two goals and two assists while Dustin Showalter had one goal for North. Goalie David Chaney made seven saves.

Boonsboro got goals from Chris Lantz on a pass from Zack Bowers and Derrick Mentzger's penalty kick. Brain Euri pulled down 10 saves.

The Hubs will play the winner of Saturday's Williamsport-Smithsburg match in the finals later in the season.

Chambersburg 4, Goretti 3

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg scored the first three goals of the game and unleashed a 3-1 advantage in shots to hold off St. Maria Goretti.

Kevin Roland scored what proved to be the winning goal in the second half, giving the Trojans the ability to withstand a Ben Hood penalty kick goal in the last five minutes.

Roland scored two goals to lead Chambersburg (2-2), which outshot Goretti, 42-14. Andrew Dilling and Mark Olson also scored while Jeff Boushell had two assists. Chris Boushell, Nathan Wingerd and Drew Wellman also added assists.

Hood had two goals for Goretti and assisted on Dave Salvino's score. Tyler Weneck had 17 saves for the Gaels.

Waynesboro 4, J. Buchanan 0

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - John Weber had a goal and an assist while Chris Gilliland and James Woodring combined in goal for a shutout to lead Waynesboro.

The Indians (2-2) took a 2-0 lead at the half on goals by Andrew Eschelman, off Weber's pass in the sixth minute, and Brian Lisko's goal off Zach Tanner's pass in the 14th minute.

Weber scored on a breakaway in the 45th minute. Brian Sandifer took a pass from John Onikepe to close the scoring.

Maret 2, St. James 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hugh Livingood scored the winning goal on a penalty kick to lift Maret.

Tommy Davis had St. James' only goal off an assist by Shuhei Kitagawa. Goalkeeper Ali Smith had 10 saves.

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