Charlie Matusek ‘21
In the 4A Regional Championship for the North bracket, Sherwood hosted No. 2-seeded Dulaney. The Baltimore County team proved to be another level from the MoCo teams the Warriors faced in the regular season. Dulaney started with more intensity and quickly built an 8-3 lead. Right before the half, senior Cara Guiffre added a goal for Sherwood. In the second half, the Warriors fought back with goals from seniors Haley Allen, Abbey Rose, Katie Cunius, and Emma Eustace to tighten the game and get within one goal at a score of 9-8 . After the Warriors’ run, Dulaney had one of their own and pulled away to secure a 13-10 win.
“We all agreed to leave everything on the field and never stop playing hard,” said sophomore Lexi Kimmel on the Warriors’ valiant efforts during the second half against Dulaney.
The Warriors previously hosted the 11-6 Urbana Hawks in the regional semifinals. The Warriors came out of the gates firing to lead 5-2 in the middle of the first half. The Hawks were not fazed and came back to make the score 5-5. After the Hawks tied the game, Cunius scored to make the game 6-5 at half. The Warriors held Urbana scoreless in the second half until late when Urbana tied the game. Shortly thereafter, Rose scored the game-winning goal for a 7-6 victory. “This win boosted our motivation to keep going and proved how hard we can fight,” said Cunius.
The Warriors played Northwood in the second round after a first-round bye. The Warriors entered the game showing no mercy and were up 14-1 at half. The Warriors let off the gas in the second half but still added 5 more goals, including one from junior defender Ally Walsh. Guiffre, Eustace and freshman Greer Cohen finished with 4 points each.
During the regular season, Sherwood was 10-0 while beating most opponents by double digits. In one of their competitive games, the Warriors traveled to play then undefeated Whitman Vikings on April 30. The Warriors came out slow and were down at half 7-4. In the second half Whitman received a total of four yellow cards, which meant the Vikings had to have one less player on the field the rest of the game. After Whitman scored a few goals, the referees realized Whitman snuck a player on the field and took away the goals and added time back on the clock. Rose, Eustace, and Cunius led the Warriors to an 11-10 victory and each finished with multiple points.
The Warriors’ next test was on May 6 against Churchill. The Warriors dominated during the first half, but started to show some fatigue. The Bulldogs came back to make it a one-goal game, but the Warriora held on for a 15-13 victory. Allen finished with 6 points and sophomore Jenna Russell finished with 3 points. The Warriors danced their way through a regular season while outscoring opponents 207 to 51.