South River Edges Arundel to Win Soccer Regional

South River overcame a two-goal deficit and topped Arundel, 3-2 in double overtime.

The South River High girls soccer team won the Class 4A East regional title Tuesday night, overcoming a 2-0 halftime deficit to beat Arundel High, 3-2. 

The game was won by Maddie Koenig on a penalty kick in the second overtime, sending the Seahawks on to the state final four.

Arundel took an early lead on goals by Clarissa Kirsch-Downs and Allison Shaner. But Kacie Longo scored two late goals in regulation, and Koenig secured the win for South River in the second extra period.

South River will now play Bowie in the state semifinal. The game is scheduled for Saturday at noon at Richard Montgomery High School. 

Check out Patch's gallery of photos from Todd Breese, and also read the account of the game in the Arundel Voice. 

Jonathan Moynihan November 07, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Hi SeaHawk Follower, I apologize for not being able to cover the game myself, but I was busy assisting fellow editors in our Election Day coverage. As a one-man news team, there's only so much I can do.
SeaHawk Follower November 07, 2012 at 06:55 PM
@ Jonathan, Any coverage of the local high school sports would be nice. Not just last night. Girls Soccer, Field Hockey and Football are all in the playoffs! The girls very far along.........
chris callahan November 08, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Arundel Girls, Keep your heads up, you had a great season...most of the team comes back next year and should make a run at a state championship!
Rob P November 08, 2012 at 12:40 PM
@ Chris, hate to burst your bubble, all but four come back next year for SR
todd dipietro November 13, 2012 at 12:40 AM
You can't count on or assume the Arundel girls will be in the same position next season...injuries are a big factor. They needed to win NOW....losing big games is becoming a habit for the Arundel girls soccer team over the last several years. They consistently seem out-coached at many aspects (game preparation, making in-game adjustments, tactics, players in the wrong positions, and game management). And if you don't agree with this, ask yourself this question. When is the last time an Arundel girls soccer team advanced from their region into the state semi-finals?.....Crickets. Coaches should be measured by how well they do in the regular season AND playoffs against quality opponents. We expect the best teacher for our kids and we should expect the best coaches too. The time is long past that a history teacher with little coaching experience can trot out and coach a bunch of kids that have played high level club soccer since they were kids. The Arundel athletic department needs to hire some good coaches and put some priority into the soccer program. All they really seem to care about is football and girls basketball.


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