The instant was once surreal for Shea as a result of a couple of hours previous her group narrowly gained its personal 3A semifinal sport in opposition to Chesapeake on penalty kicks. And it was once surreal as a result of Shea’s older brother, Trevor, coaches the Wilde Lake boys’ group.
“Who would’ve concept?” mentioned Nancy Shea, their mom. “It’s so thrilling.”
The Wilde Lake women gained, 2-1 (Five-Three in penalty kicks) over Chesapeake (13-Four-2) and can play within the championship sport for the primary time since falling brief in 2015. They’ll meet reigning champion Northern (11-Three), which complicated to the state name fit with a 2-Zero semifinal win over Linganore.
“We’ve been working towards [PKs] for the previous month,” mentioned Megan Shea. “I know the way robust they’re as PK shooters, so I believe everyone was once simply able for it.”
Junior midfielder Aicha Wilson delivered the Wildecats’ handiest objective in law day off an help through freshman ahead Grace Dunbar.
Freshman midfielder Ella Shannon scored an equalizer for the Cougars in 2d part, crusing a shot over sophomore goalie sophomore Hannah Lowry.
Lowry didn’t permit Shannon to attain when it mattered maximum, even though, creating a key save for Wilde Lake (13-Four-1) throughout the penalty shootout.
The Wilde Lake boys’ 2-1 win over Mount Hebron didn’t require additional time due to the sharpshooting of junior ahead Ousman Touray, who scored each targets in the second one part.
After senior midfielder Daniel Tobar put Mount Hebron within the lead throughout the primary part, Touray and sophomore ahead Joebel Grey got here out firing after halftime for the Wildecats (10-Three-1). Touray was once in a position to knock in his first objective off an help from senior midfielder Ethan Shulgold. His 2d objective got here within the ultimate mins.
“I will be able to’t ask for 2 higher avid gamers,” Trevor Shea mentioned of Touray and Grey. “Once they get started operating in combination, it’s very exhausting to prevent them.”
At the women’ facet, Wilde Lake’s upcoming opponent appeared robust as standard.
Junior ahead Rachel Deresky hammered in a decisive penalty shot with 18 mins last after which dribbled previous two Linganore defenders to ship in a 2d objective in Northern’s 2-Zero win over Linganore.
Freshman goalkeeper Emily Cummings held the Lancers scoreless.
“We now have a large goal on our again,” Patriots Trainer John Fight mentioned. “It’s a tricky factor to do successful back-to-back and getting there. And we’ve achieved that. I’m tremendous happy with the ladies.”