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Middletown girls blank Walkersville

October 02, 2000|By BOB PARASILITI

Middletown girls blank Walkersville



WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Sam Wilson doesn't have time to get flustered about missed opportunities.

Pouting about the past just slows the chances for the next break that comes her way.

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Wilson didn't get down Monday when she missed on two gold-lined gifts in front of the net in the first half of Middletown's key Monocacy Valley Athletic League matchup with Walkersville. The third shot was the charm as she scored in front of the goal to break a scoreless tie to start a 4-0 rout of the Lions.

Middletown (6-0, 4-0) scored four goals in the 13-minute span to turn back Walkersville in a showdown for the MVAL lead.

"It's always frustrating when you miss a chance like that," Wilson said. "But the thing I have learned is that you can't get frustrated. You just have to let it go. I wasn't surprised that another one came. I just know no matter what happens, the Knights come out on top."

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Middletown, the defending Class 2A champions, mounted offensive pressure on Walkersville (7-2, 5-1) in a physical matchup. It paid off with the first goal.

Middletown lofted a ball into Walkersville goalie Janelle Hezlep, but the save slipped through her hands. Wilson was on the doorstep - like she was on three occasions and missed two shots in the scoreless first half. This time she popped it in with 18:25 to go in the game.

Steph Burroughs hit on a penalty kick in the 67th minute and on a 25-yard lofted shot five minutes later. Kim Waeber took the high road on a 35-yard shot in the 75th minute to cap the scoring.

"Missing those early chances is frustrating with you are a coach," Middletown coach John Miller said. "You have to wonder how many times you are going to get chances like that. But everyone knows our best defense is our offense."

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