The Leonardtown girls' soccer team suffered a season-ending 2-0 loss to visiting Broadneck in a Maryland 4A East Region semifinal Friday night, marking the third consecutive season the Raiders have lost to a team from Anne Arundel County in the postseason.
Broadneck seniors Mandi Schmitt and Ali Flury each scored in the second half to deal the top-seeded Raiders (14-1) their first loss of the season. Leonardtown finished the regular season as Southern Maryland Athletic Conference champion for the fifth time.
Leonardtown, which lost to Severna Park in the 3A South Region final the past two years, moved up to 4A this fall. The Raiders opened the playoffs with a 4-0 victory over Meade but couldn't get past the fourth-seeded Bruins (11-4).
Schmitt opened the scoring midway through the second half, and Flury secured the victory by curving a corner kick into the goal. The Bruins will face either second-seeded Old Mill or third-seeded Chesapeake in Tuesday's region final.
The Raiders have won three region titles in the past eight years, the first in 1998 when they went on to win the 3A title and become the first -- and still the only -- SMAC school to win a state title in girls' soccer.