Scott Kell scored two goals yesterday to lead unbeaten Bowie to a 3-0 shutout over Crossland in the Maryland Aa Region II soccer final at High Point. In the second game of the doubleheader, Churchill overcame an early deficit to defeat Eleanor Roosevelt, 3-1, in the Maryland AA Region I final.
Bowie goalie Tim Lovell was rarely tested by Crossland (11-3) in gaining credit for his 11th shutout of the season, the Bulldogs' 14th victory.
Jeff White opened the scoring in the 24th minute when he collected a through pass and tapped the ball over the head of Cavalier goalkeeper Scott Smith. Three minutes later Kell went in alone on Smith and beat him with a neat placement for the second Bulldog goal. Kell scored the game's final goal at the 36-minute mark on a pass from Brian Colgan.
"Scott has been pretty consistent," said Reck. "He scored the big goal the other night against Largo (in the regional semifinal) and he did it again tonight."
For the second time in three days, Churchill (13-1) had to rally after falling behind early in the game. Within five minutes of play, Roosevelt's half-back Jay Diamond made a deep pass to Nino Kebreau and his shot hit the inside of the post and went into the net.
Churchill struck in the 23rd minute when Mike Paroby's cross was partially saved by Roosevelt netminder Doug Rogers. But the ball rebounded to John Everett and he scored to tie the game. Just before the half, Jim Kiernan took a left side corner with his right foot and curled the ball onto the head of David Coonin. Coonin simply nodded the ball down and in for a 2-1 lead.
Coonin scored the final goal when, with his back to Roosevelt's goal, he headed the ball over Rogers. Roosevelt ended the season at 10-5.
In another Maryland regional final yesterday, Seung Kay scored three goals, the first coming just 58 seconds into the game, as host Kennedy defeated Gwynn Park, 6-1, to win the Region II A championship. Pete Stebbens, who fed Kay a crossing pass to set up the initial goal, scored two goals of his own, raising his season total to 23.