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Wildcats sweep through to semifinals

November 01, 2000

Wildcats sweep through to semifinals



By ADELINE STAEBLER / Sports Correspondent


WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport boys and girls soccer teams each recorded wins Tuesday night to advance in the Class 1A West playoffs.

The Wildcat girls eliminated Clear Spring 7-1, while the boys defeated Westmar, 7-0.

Brooke Weimer recorded her fifth hat trick of the season and added an assist to lead the Williamsport girls (10-4-1).

"It's nice to have a hat trick and it's nice to help out the team and not just myself," Brooke Weimer said. "I love giving the balls to my teammates and playing well all around, helping out and stepping up."

Holli Bowers, Sammie Smiles, Jill Mease and Jessica Piper also scored for the Wildcats, who had 18 shots. Piper, Smiles and Skyler Sanders had assists.

"I was very proud of Jill Mease, who normally plays center fullback," Williamsport coach John Weimer said. "I had her playing midfield for awhile and she got up on a cross and had a good shot and scored her first goal of the year."

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Lauren Ebersole scored the only goal for the Blazers (4-10-1) with four minutes left in the game.

"Lauren ... she knows when she gets in the front third of the field I give her the ball, because she's got the ability to score at any given time of the game," Clear Spring coach Scott Myers said. "She can put it in from anywhere about 30 yards in, which she did. And we're glad, because we didn't want to get shut out."

Clear Spring goalie Kari Mowen had 15 saves.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the boys game, Carlos Gomez had two goals and one assist to lead Williamsport.

"The first one the keeper was all the way on the right corner of the free kick and it was direct, so I thought I could swerve it past the defender wall," Gomez said. "The second one, Todd Knepper passed it to me from the long ball from the infield and I faked out the defender, I took a shot and got in."

Ryan Beard had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats. His goal came in the second half off a corner kick giving the Wildcats a 6-0 lead.

John Boring, Eric Fitzgerald, Knepper and Jason Knicley each had a goal for Williamsport (14-2).

"We knew that perhaps (Westmar) wouldn't be real strong and they proved not to be, but things get hot in these tournaments," Williamsport coach Stan Stouffer said. "We didn't expect to lose, but we didn't play well the first half. We told them at halftime we wanted a more consistent ball. We wanted to get out and score."

* BOYS SOCCER


Allegany 2, Clear Spring 1

CUMBERLAND, Md. - Allegany scored two second-half goals to eliminate Clear Spring in the Class 1A West quarterfinals.

Drew Holler scored off an assist from Justin Michael in the sixth minute of the game to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead.

Jeremiah Johnson had 23 saves for Clear Spring (8-7).

Middletown 3, FSK 0

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Russ Gillespie had two goals and Andrew Brown recorded his sixth shutout of the season as Middletown advanced to the Class 2A West semifinals with a win over Francis Scott Key.

Mike Buzard had a goal, while Jeff Manning and Paul Vandre each had an assist for the Knights (8-6-1).

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