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Hubs sweep soccer twinbill

September 16, 2000

Hubs sweep soccer twinbill



By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer


If Saturday's North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown boys and girls soccer doubleheader is any indication, Hubs like second chances.

South played tough in the first half of both games, but North took advantage of its opportunities in the second half to sweep the Rebels at School Stadium, taking the girls' match 4-1 and the boys' match, 5-1.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the opener, North's girls outshot South 20-4 in the first half, but after two goals from Lindsay Smith in the first five minutes of the match, the latter assisted by Erin Snell, the Hubs failed to score on many chances in the Rebels' zone.

A goal by Allison Higgs on a cross from Mallory Tsetsilas late in the half pulled South (1-3, 0-2 MVAL) within one, 2-1, at halftime.

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"We were just too quick, we needed to relax the ball more," North girls coach Rick Aleshire said. "We needed to be more deliberate."

Nikki Holman's breakaway in the first two minutes of the second half started her personal tear, and North (4-1, 1-0) reaped the rewards. Holman added a penalty kick goal eight minutes later and finished her second-half hat trick with a run into the six-yard box for the score with about 20 minutes left.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> North's boys scored three times in a three-minute span in the second half to overcome a sluggish start and turn back gutty South's effort.

"We came out flat in the first half, and South came out ready to roll," North boys coach Lance Baker said. "We lacked intensity in the first half."

The only score in the first half was a spinning, left-footed shot from Mike Brooks that hooked into the top left corner for a 1-0 Hubs lead.

Brooks added his second goal four minutes into the second half on a run through the middle, notched his third 90 seconds later off Dustin Showalter's throw-in, and Ben McAbee added a penalty kick goal a minute after that for a 4-0 North lead.

Andrew Corsen scored for the Rebels (0-4, 0-2), while Tim Salvagno finished the scoring for the Hubs (5-0, 2-0).

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