Severna Park’s JV girls soccer team celebrated a county championship win over Crofton at Annapolis High School on October 21. The Cardinals led 1-0 with seven minutes remaining in regulation when Victoria Gargano placed an upper-right corner shot from 20 yards out to equalize. Two 10-minute overtime periods ensued without a goal scored. With the game going to best-of-five penalty kicks, Severna Park goalkeeper Quinlyn Bary saved three shots while Crofton stopped two, giving the Falcons the win.
The Falcons finished with a 13-1-2 record, scoring 66 goals and conceding only eight. Offensively, Ella Baxter led the Falcons with 17 goals and 14 assists. Mackenzy Luoto had 15 goals and three assists, Gargano added 11 goals and 10 assists, Taylor Edwards scored 11 goals with eight assists, and Harper Wallace had eight goals and three assists. Keepers were Bary, Andrea Rom and Jaiden Zaniker.
Season highlights included a 1-0 loss to Archbishop Spalding, and comebacks to tie Broadneck and Chesapeake.
“The team rallied to score twice in the second half of both games to end both games in a tie, 2-2,” said Severna Park JV girls soccer head coach James Joyner. “These games were back to back, so it's sort of crazy it happened.”
Coach Joyner led the team along with assistants Kendall Kosman and Patrick Joyner. Sophomores Luoto and Lizzy Thompson served as team captains.
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