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Preps Area Roundup

October 28, 2006

BOYS SOCCER



Boonsboro 3, Southern Garrett 0

BOONSBORO - Nick Stitely scored a pair of goals and Mark Connelly got credit for one when his cross deflected off a Rams defender, lifting the Warriors to victory in a Maryland Class 1A West first-round game.

Stitely headed in Eddie McMurtrie's cross for his first goal, and sliced a left-footed shot into the net for his second with 2 minutes left in the game - which led officials to stop the rain-soaked match.

Jake Burtner made four saves for the shutout for Boonsboro (8-7), which will travel to Frostburg State University on Tuesday to face top-seeded Beall in the quarterfinals.

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Walkersville 2, North 1

Walkersville outscored host North Hagerstown 3-2 in penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods to advance in a Maryland Class 2A West first-round game.

Joe Dumpe scored on a Joey House assist in the first half for the Hubs (7-9) while Josh Borland recorded 10 saves.

Franklin Sheppard scored and Patrick Hassett had five saves for the Lions.

Jefferson 3, Elkins 2

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - D.J. Upson scored the game-winner in the 79th minute as Jefferson edged Elkins (17-3-2) in the West Virginia Region II final Thursday.

The Cougars (22-0-1) trailed 2-0 before Matt Tiano scored two goals in a span of 40 seconds midway through the second half to tie the match.




GIRLS SOCCER



Jefferson 2, Bridgeport 0

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - Jefferson will enter the West Virginia state final four on a 20-match winning streak after beating Bridgeport (9-11-2) in the Region II final Thursday.

Sarah Cogswell and Jenny Perry each had a goal and Katie Perry had two assists to lead the Cougars (20-1).

Rockwood 3, McConnellsburg 0

ROCKWOOD, Pa. - McConnellsburg concluded its second season as a varsity program with a loss to Rockwood (13-5-1) in the first round of the PIAA District 5 playoffs Thursday.

"We were really happy just to make the playoffs," McConnellsburg coach Toby McGarvey said. "We're not real disapponted. Rockwood was a good team. My girls played with a lot of heart. They had never been involved with any type of playoff before."

The Spartans (10-11) ended the season with six straight losses.

"The last two weeks, injuries caught up to us," McGarvey said. "We lost four girls, and I only had a roster of 16."




PREP VOLLEYBALL



Clear Spring 3, Hancock 0

HANCOCK - Mandy Jenkins had nine kills and Lindsay Lacy had eight kills and four aces for Clear Spring in a 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 win over Hancock.

Katie Blickenstaff had 15 service points, including five aces, and 10 assists, Emily Steinacker had 13 assists and Lynsee Vincent and Emily Pinkham had seven kills each for the Blazers (6-7).

Brittany Ratcliff had 10 service points for the Panthers (3-12).

JV: Clear Spring, 2-1.




BOYS CROSS COUNTRY



Snyder wins District 5 title

SNAKE SPRINGS, Pa. - McConnellsburg senior Chris Snyder, competing in his first season of cross country, won the PIAA District 5 title Thursday.

He covered the 3.1-mile course in 17:03, edging Shanksville's Jeremiah Wilt by 3 seconds.

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