High School Sports Continue Into the Post Season

Several South River High School fall teams are moving forward in the post-season. Girls Field Hockey and Girls Soccer playoffs continued after Wednesday night victories. The Seahawks Football team (third seed) is also advancing. They face second-seed Old Mill, away, at 7 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 9).  Only the top four football teams in each division continue in post-season play.

On Wednesday night, South River Girls Volleyball fell to Severna Park in the best of five series.

Southern High School’s Boys Soccer fell to Patuxent in the third round while the Southern Girls Soccer fell to Calvert. The Southern football team was not seeded high enough to continue in the post-season.

Winter sports start later this month.

Field Hockey

The South River Girls Field Hockey team is staying strong in post-season. On Wednesday, they  beat James Hubert Blake High School from Colesville, 8 to 1, to advance to the state final.

In the final, the girls will play either Walter Johnson High (Bethesda) or Catonsville High from Baltimore County.

The State Final will be played at Washington College in Chestertown at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 10). Washington College, on the Eastern Shore, is a 70-minute drive from Edgewater. Saturday should be sunny and clear, but cool—perfect weather for a State Final soccer match featuring the Seahawks.

Soccer

The girls soccer team is playing well in the post-season. They are slated to play in the semi-final state game on Saturday at noon at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. There, the girls (16-2) will face Bowie High School (15-1).

To get to this point in the tournament, the Lady Seahawks beat Severna Park (3-0), North Point (7-2) and Arundel (3-2). The state final date and time have not been determined. It will be sometime between Nov. 15-17 at UMBC stadium.

Volleyball

The South River Girls Volleyball team fell to Severna Park in the regional final on Wednesday in Severna Park. It was the last game before the regional championship. The Seahwaks fell 4-1 in the best of five series (18-25; 26-24; 18-25 and 18-25). The team went 10 and 2 in county play, and 11-4 overall. Seahawks Coach Maureen Carter said that the loss was heartbreaking. This was Carter’s 18th season at South River, and she said, “it just keeps getting better and better.”

Wednesday’s regional playoff pitted South River against Severna Park. Photo courtesy Rick Lauer.

The team will likely hold on to a core group of players next year—just five of the 15 girls will be graduating. Carter said that they will be missed.

“I think next year will be another great year,” Carter said.

After the game, Carter said, “it is always tough to end a season and still feel like you want to play some more.”

“We had a great season though,” she added.

The girls fought hard, but fell 3 games to 1. Photo courtesy Rick Lauer.

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