With 58 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Jon McGowan sent a pass to Dave Cross, who beat the defense and flipped the ball over the head of the onrushing goalkeeper, giving the fifth-ranked Arundel boys' soccer team a 1-0 win over visiting South River in a Maryland 4A East quarterfinal last night. It was Cross's 11th goal of the season for the Wildcats (12-2-2).

"It doesn't always have to be pretty, it just has to go in," Arundel Coach Nick Jauschnegg said. "When you put the ball on the goal, good things can happen." . . .

After going winless in league play, the visiting Paint Branch boys' soccer team defeated top-seeded Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 2-1, in overtime of a Maryland 3A West Region quarterfinal.

Thomas Flechsig scored the game-winning goal with three minutes left in the first overtime.

Spalding Girls Prevail

Sophomore goalkeeper Karen Blocker kept Seton Keough scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and made three more saves during a penalty-kick tiebreaker to lead the fifth-ranked Spalding girls' soccer team to a win in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland quarterfinals.

Spalding won the tiebreaker 1-0 after a scoreless game -- Blocker's 13th shutout this season. Jennah Yunger converted the penalty kick for Spalding (16-2). . . .

Sandy Spring Friends rolled to a 6-0 win over Jewish Day in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference girls' tournament championship game at Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown.

Sophomore Taylor Goss had two goals and two assists for Sandy Spring (15-3-1). The victory gave Sandy Spring a sweep of PVAC tournament titles. The boys' team capped an undefeated season with a 2-0 win over St. Anselm's in Saturday's title game.


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-- Daniel Lyght

and Ryan Young