CATONSVILLE — Marriotts Ridge allowed Queen Anne’s only real scoring opportunity 20 minutes into Saturday night’s Maryland 2A state final. On a breakaway, Zane Doyle pulled up from about 20 yards out — but pushed the low line drive left of the post — and the Lions retreated to play defense in the scoreless game. Five minutes later, it was over.
Marriotts Ridge scored two goals just three minutes apart in the first half, and Sam Willsey and Connor Delaney each scored two goals as the Mustangs cruised to a 4-0 victory and fourth consecutive 2A state championship at UMBC.
Queen Anne’s (16-1-1) arrived at the first state championship game in school history Saturday without having given up two goals in a game all season — and looking to upset a Marriotts Ridge team that had won 23 straight games dating back to October of last year. But the Lions just didn’t meet a program on a winning streak Saturday — they ran up against a dynasty, a program that was making its fifth straight state championship appearance. In those five years, Marriotts Ridge has lost just eight games and allowed 52 goals.