STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Shannon Fowkes had two goals and an assist, Chelsea Hoover had two goals and Smithsburg's girls soccer team found the going to their liking Saturday, blitzing Colonel Richardson 6-0 in the Maryland Class 1A state semifinals at Kent Island High School.
"After the first 10 minutes we were probably even, and we started to use our speed and passing skills and started breaking them down," Leopards coach Bill Fowkes said. "We were pretty much clicking on all cylinders offensively. Shannon gave us a spark early and Chelsea in the second half was our catalyst."
Smithsburg (16-1-1), winner of 15 straight games since its only loss to North Hagerstown in the Washington County Tournament, will play either Sparrows Point or Rising Sun in the final at University of Maryland-Baltimore County later this week. The date and time are yet to be determined.
Fowkes opened Saturday's scoring 13 minutes in, taking Emily Burger's pass and breaking away from the defense for the goal. Ten minutes later, Fowkes fed Tessa Doyle for a one-timer from 18 yards out for a 2-0 halftime cushion.