The win marked a fifth-consecutive Maryland 4A West title for the Barons (12-3), which struggled to generate scoring opportunities and played on their heels for much of the game due to an aggressive and efficient Whitman (12-3) offense. Bethesda-Chevy Chase goalkeeper Angela White came up with a number of crucial saves in the final 20 minutes, including on a low line drive kick from Aliza Wolfe, who had pulled up from about 20-yards out after an open field steal.
Doll’s goal came on one of the rare pushes up field by Bethesda-Chevy Chase Monday. The ball was dropped in from about 40 yards out, and after bouncing off several players inside the box, the Barons’ CC Rozen won possession and dropped off a soft pass for Doll, who went top shelf to the right corner.
(Roman Stubbs/The Washington Post) - Bethesda-Chevy Chase poses for a photo after its win.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase will meet Sherwood (14-1) in the state seminal on Saturday. The Barons lost to Whitman and Sherwood on back-to-back weekends in late October.
“We really wanted it. I know all the girls here are used to getting through this game, and, like, getting the win. But I think it was more like we really wanted to beat this team. They beat us during the season,” said Doll. “It wasn’t the prettiest, in like the first part of the second half. We had the will.”
Sherwood books trip to state tournament
In Baltimore, Sherwood knocked off Catonsville in penalty kicks, 3-2, to advance to its first state tournament. Senior Nikki Steiner stopped three attempts in the shootout, clinching the victory when she lunged to tip the final shot off the right post.
The Warriors (14-1) allowed an early own goal but tied the game about 10 minutes into the second half on a strike from senior Becca Dunwoody. Neither team could score the rest of the way, and seniors Amanda Pustis and Hope Gouterman and junior Claudia Gomez converted kicks in the shootout.
“We’re peaking right now,” Coach John Vukovich said. “We had some injuries, but the girls really stepped it up and focused. I think they’re pretty happy with the results.” . . .
Defending 3A champion Huntingtown will play in the state tournament for the fourth straight season after beating La Plata, 3-2, in the 3A South final. Junior Kaitlin Hudson scored twice, including the game-winner with about five minutes left in regulation.
The Hurricanes will meet 3A East champ River Hill in a Saturday semifinal. Senior Michaela Hennessy had a goal and an assist as the fourth-ranked Hawks (17-0) beat Atholton, 2-1, on Monday to claim their first region title since 2008.