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Nov. 9, 2016 — Potomac Winston Churchill (Md.) 1, Silver Spring Springbrook (Md.) 0

POSTGAME Back in a few minutes with the other semifinal 

POSTGAME Springbrook had the speed and the possession and the chances, but were unlucky in the circle; give credit to Juliet Twomey for some needed saves in the last 12 minutes

POSTGAME Full marks to Churchill attacker Jenny Langerman, who was dangerous all afternoon

FULL TIME The horn sounds with Churchill winning 1-0

59:45 WC PC Defensed by Ho

58:30 SHS PC Pass play yields no goal-shot

56:30 SHS PC Ends on a dangerous stick

55:30 SHS PC Ho with a raised ball

54:20 SHS TIMEOUT What can the Blue Devils change to get back into this? They have speed aplenty but no luck in the circle 

49:10 WC PC Defensed by Richardson-Powell, cleared by Ho

47:40 Springbrook breaks a couple of players into the top of the circle, but the shot is waved at and missed

41:50 WC PC Hi-Lo Defensed and cleared by Vene Richardson-Powell

41:05 WC PC Langerman is defensed twice

38:00 SHS PC Option-right to Faith Kenlaw is blocked over the end line; free-in for Springbrook 

37:30 Springbrook’s Beira Ho rounds the corner and puts it to the far post; somehow two open sticks cannot get to the pass

32:20 WC PC Shotgun corner to Langerman, but it ends with a raised ball

31:40 WC PC Jocelyn Kelley’s sweep is blocked high; we’ll rerack

30:00 The second half is under way 

HALFTIME Not much difference between these two sides, but what I see is Springbrook building attacks which fail at the final pass; the Blue Devils need more composure in the final third

HALFTIME The horn sounds with Churchill leading 1-0

29:36 WC PC Ends on a dangerous stick

22:00 SHS GREEN Beira Ho is off for two mjnutes for a raised ball; that’s a harsh, if not ridiculous, penalty 


16:52 WC GOAL Jenny Langerman flips it on off goalie Tatiana Sookdeo and into the mesh! Churchill leads 1-0

15:10 WC PC Hi-Lo to Alexandra Sperling is knocked over the end line; free-in For Churchill 

13:55 SHS PC The Hi-Lo to Melat Assefa fails to connect

11:00 Both trams are playing it conservatively; unwilling to break shape or overcommit on offense

5:00 After about five minutes’ worth of Springbrook possession, Churchill is able to pop a flick over the cage

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Churchill is in the blue uniforms with green numbers; Springbrook is in the white with blue numbers and kilts

PREGAME The teams are warming up under gray skies, temperatures around 52 degrees

PREGAME Springbrook has won titles in recent years, but Churchill is looking for its first state championship since 1983

PREGAME Churchill is 14-0 this season; Springbrook is 10-4; these teams have already met with Churchill winning 2-0

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to Burtonsville Paint Branch (Md.) for this MPSSAA Class 4A semifinal between Potomac Winston Churchill (Md.) and Silver Spring Springbrook (Md.) 


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