They didn't post a course record as they did last year, but the members of Severna Park's golf team went home from Eisenhower Golf Course with a win on Monday, grabbing their third District V title in a row, a nice accompaniment to the third consecutive county title they won last week.
The Falcons shot 323, well off their record 306 last year but nine strokes in front of second-place River Hill (332) and 11 strokes ahead of the closest county team, South River (334), which took fourth. Centennial was third at 333.
Severna Park junior Kelly Lynch once again proved her value to the team, shooting an eight-over 79 to take the girls' individual title. Lynch beat Atholton senior Leslie Walker by one stroke.
"I knew [Walker] was awful good," Severna Park Coach Paul Pellicani said. "I knew it was going to come down between [Lynch] and Leslie."
Arundel freshman Lauren Smith finished in third place, scoring an 85.
Oakland Mills junior Donnie Shin was the boys' low shooter, winning with a round of 70. The closest county competitor to Shin was South River's Riley Owens, who finished fourth with a 77.
Severna Park was the only county team to qualify for the state championship, which begins Oct. 24 at the University of Maryland.
In addition to Lynch, individual girls' qualifiers for the state meet include Arundel's Smith, South River's Diana Woodall (87) and Alexa Boucher (93) and North County's Tammy Cho (92).
Individual qualifiers on the boys' side include Shin, Owens, Brandon Kelly of Annapolis (78) and Meade's Chad Thomas (81).
Broadneck Passes Test
For the Old Mill boys' soccer team, a 2-1 loss to Broadneck on Monday night was a big deal.
"It kinda takes us out of the race for a county championship," Coach Jeff Martin said. "It's a huge game as far as that's concerned. It also affects our seeding in the region."
For Broadneck Coach Sean Tettemer, the win was less meaningful. He called it "a great measure of where we are at this point in the season."
Where the Bruins were in the season at that point was undefeated, with a game against Meade on Tuesday that ended too late for this edition. The Bruins also were hopeful that they would take a 10-0 record into a game against Bowie tomorrow night.
The difference-maker against Old Mill was talented sophomore Dylan Reddersen. Reddersen scored both goals for the Bruins, getting a feed from Jamie Flewellyn for the first and Tim McCormick for the second.
The defenders "were about five feet in front of me," Reddersen said. "The ball was played, they moved up and I just stood there. I knew I was onside and I trapped it and placed it."
"Obviously, [Reddersen] can finish his chances," Martin said. "He's a forward who does his job: He puts the ball in the net. That's what we're lacking right now."