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North sweeps lacrosse doubleheader from South

April 16, 2002|BY JACK HILL III

Staff Correspondent

North Hagerstown put on its Monday best and then some.

The Hubs grabbed the upperhand in a budding Washington County rivalry with a sweep in the county's newest scholastic sport entry - lacrosse.

North's boys locked up their first victory by realizing what is possible while the girls stayed with what has been practical. The Hubs scored a 8-1 victory on the boys match while the girls ranoff with a 16-4 win.

"We played up to our potential and beyond," North coach Dave Parker said. "This is the first time that we started making passes and cuts to each other. In the second half, we did a nice job of setting picks for the open players."

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North (1-4) increased its advantage to 4-1 over South (1-3) in the boys' match when junior midfielder Devin Baer scored goals with 10:27 remaining in both the second quarter and the third quarter to get the Hubs rolling.

"That's cool," Baer said. "I like that. We wanted to come out to get real pumped up for this game and we did it."

Matt Ranieli collected two goals and one assist, while Stephen Feight added one goal and one assist for the Hubs. Zack Hughes, James Idol and Leif Coble each scored a goal for the Hubs while Franklin Collins and David Mauriello had assists.

Will King scored the Rebels' only goal.

sophomore Kelly Salvagno scored five goals to lead the North girls (3-3) over South (0-3) by using their advantages.

"Rachel Valentine, Hannah Hardinge, Amanda Voglesong and I are usually open near the goal," Salvagno said. "Usually, we can score or we can lead off to others. We are a powerful offensive team."

Neepa Patel and Valentine scored three goals each, while Voglesong got two goals for the Hubs. Stacy Eddleton, Emily Kelso and Jodi Metz added one goal each for the Hubs.

"We have a lot of offensive weapons," North Hagerstown coach John Chirgott said. "I am hoping that we can go at least .500 this year. I only have three seniors. The rest are mostly sophomores and juniors."

Lauren Cecil scored two goals, while Ashley Martz and Jessica Osborne added one goal each for the Rebels. South senior goalkeeper Ashley Mullican made 28 saves.

"Even though the score hasn't indicated it, we have been improving with each game," South coach Bruce Buhrman said. "I believe that by the end of the season, we should be in a position to challenge the other teams."

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