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Rebels swept out of 2A West tournaments

October 28, 2006|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The season came to an end on Friday night for both of the South Hagerstown Rebels' soccer teams in a doubleheader at School Stadium during the first round of the Maryland Class 2A West playoffs.

The Francis Scott Key Eagles beat the Rebels 12-0 in the boys game before the Walkersville Lions pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Rebels in the girls game.

Francis Scott Key (7-8) dominated the boys game, outshooting South (2-11-2), 39-8.

"We distributed the ball very well tonight," FSK coach Dave Storey said. "We tried to let as many people take shots as possible. That enabled a lot of people to score. We have a lot of depth on our team. We were able to play all of our players tonight. We were able to handle the field conditions well. We didn't slip and slide. We managed to keep our feet on the ground."

Senior striker Drew Seeley scored three of the first four goals to help FSK build a 5-0 halftime lead.

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The Eagles scored four goals during the first 17 minutes of the second half to stretch their lead to 9-0.

FSK scored three goals during a span of roughly 90 seconds to increase its advantage to 12-0 with just less than seven minutes remaining in the contest.

Steven French and Alec Holechek scored two goals each for the Eagles.

Walkersville (6-9) and South Hagerstown (5-9-1) were locked in a scoreless tie during the first 15 minutes of the girls game.

Then the Lions got the only goal of the game when senior striker Rachael Shapelow scored from the left side on an assist by Kari Koepke.

"Rachael Shapelow just put a lot of power on the ball and snuck it by the keeper," Walkersville coach Kent Wetzel said. "It was definitely close there for a while, but I definitely felt that we could hold the lead. We tried to play everything one-touch, so their offense couldn't have a chance to react. I just thought that South Hagerstown played a hard-fought game. I was really impressed with their physical play."

Rebels' senior goalkeeper Brittany Shadrach made 22 saves.

"I was very pleased with the way that everybody on the team played," South coach Bruce Buhrman said. "I was especially pleased with Brittany Shadrach, because I thought that she did an outstanding job at goalkeeper. Our defense did extremely well tonight, as they have all season, holding Walkersville to one goal. The girls' skill level has increased as the season has gone on and they have jelled very well as a team."

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