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North sweeps South at the Stadium

September 16, 2002|by JACK HILL III

North Hagerstown's soccer teams have a couple of things in common.

One, both defeated South Saturday in Monocacy Valley Athletic League action at School Stadium, the boys winning 8-1 and the girls posting a 7-0 shutout. Two, boths teams are on four-game winning streaks.

Junior Mikael Tigrett had two goals and two assists, all in the first half, to help the Hubs (4-1, 3-0) build a 6-0 halftime lead over the Rebels (0-4, 0-2) in the boys game.

"When you come out and score early, it takes the other team out of the game," Tigrett said. "The midfield played a perfect game. When they give me good balls, then I'm able to score."

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North coach Glen Singer said he was impressed with his team.

"I would say that Mikael Tigrett ranks among the leaders in the county in scoring," Singer said. "But we still have had eight different players score for us. We move the ball around a lot to give quite a few players some scoring opportunities."

The Hubs outshot the Rebels, 28-2. Austin Lucas had one goal and one assist while Brandon Bell, Dan Ryan, Ben McAbee, Ed Dumpe and John Arevalo each added one goal apiece and Dylan Snell and Ryan Flurie each had one assist for the Hubs.

South goalkeeper Kenneth Pheil made 10 saves. Andrew Corson scored unassisted for the Rebels' only point.

"North plays the game the way that it is supposed to be played," South coach Jim Mills said. "They are perfect gentlemen and I was very impressed."

Later in the day, senior Michelle Fickes tallied a hat trick for the Hubs (4-, 1-0) in their win over the Rebels (0-4, 0-1). Fickes, who also had two assists, scored two of her three goals during the first half to help the Hubs build a 5-0 halftime lead.

"We came out like we knew that we had to step up," Fickes said. "So, we stepped up by getting five goals in the first half.

The Hubs outshot the Rebels, 12-0. Both Brenna Bacon and Ashley Throckmorton chipped in with one goal and one assist, Jennifer Miller and Kelsey Brasher each scored a goal and Kelly Salvagno and Corrie Jones each had an assist for the Hubs.

"We have got three goals," North coach Rick Aleshire said. "We want to win the county championship and we are in the title game. We want to win the region championship. We want to play in the state championship game on the (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) carpet. We are just going to take our goals one step at a time."

JV girls: North 6, South 0.

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