River Hill makes sure next chance counts in Md. 3A field hockey semis

Stream hill Slope ensures next possibility includes in Md. 3A field hockey semis
Maddie Vasilios and the Falcons beat Marriotts Edge, 2-0, and will confront Crofton in the state last.

The Stream Slope field hockey group beat Marriotts Edge in the Maryland 3A elimination rounds on Wednesday night at Glen Burnie High. (Kyle Melnick)

Right off the bat in the final quarter Wednesday night, Stream Slope field hockey midfielder Maddie Vasilios got a pass off a punishment corner, spilled through Marriotts Edge protectors and hit the ball into the objective.

Around 2½ minutes after the fact, Vasilios delivered her dissatisfaction when she struck the ball from 13 yards out. The ball flew by Marriotts Edge’s goalkeeper and pounded against the rear of the objective.

This one built up to secure Waterway Slope’s 2-0 win in the Maryland 3A elimination rounds at Glen Burnie High. The Howard District program will play Crofton, which beat Westminster in the other elimination round, in the last Saturday night at Stevenson College.

Last year, Waterway Slope (16-2) verged on coming out on top for its second state title however wasted an early lead in a 2-1 misfortune to Arundel in the 3A last. Looking for profundity for this season, Vasilios selected her lacrosse colleagues to play field hockey.

Vasilios and midfielder Puja Nanjappa, a Stanford commit, visited Stream Slope’s

Field when practices to assist their new partners with acclimating to the game. Mentor Shelly Chamness said her Falcons coincided during their 6-3 win over Marriotts Edge (11-5) on Sept. 22.

On Oct. 10, Stream Slope beat the Horses once more, 5-0, behind Vasilios’ full go-around to assist with getting the Howard Area title. Vasilios worried about overcoming similar group multiple times, however the senior quieted those nerves with 9:38 excess in the primary half Wednesday, when she scored off a punishment corner.

With her group crouched on the sideline briefly halftime, Chamness directed players in imagining the ball entering the objective. At the point when Vasilios thought she achieved that with 11:07 excess however the objective was eradicated, she and her partners wanted another score.

Chamness frequently witnesses that drive in her headliner. Once, Vasilios missed the ball on a swing during a game and answered by scoring three continuous objectives. With 8:48 left Wednesday, Nanjappa passed across the turf to Vasilios, who scored her 49th objective this season.

While Vasilios has tutored her partners, her guidance for them will be basic Saturday.

After Stream Slope’s triumph, Crofton, an Anne Arundel Region school that opened last year, qualified for the state last with a 6-3 win over Westminster. Advances Charlotte DeForest and Mary-Cate Stops each scored two times for the Cardinals (15-2).

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