Girls set up meeting with North

September 05, 2004|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING - After finishing last year with a 6-6 record, the Boonsboro Warriors have started this season red hot, winning their first two games.

The second-seeded Warriors advanced to the championship game of the Washington County Girls Soccer Tournament by beating the third-seeded South Hagerstown Rebels 6-0 Saturday at Clear Spring High School.

Boonsboro will play top-seeded North Hagerstown, which defeated fourth-seeded Smithsburg 2-1 in Saturday's late game, for the county title Sept. 18 at School Stadium.

"It was a nice game for a lot of the girls," Boonsboro coach John Burtner said. "It was a good opportunity to improve our skills. The girls did a good job. We came out very strong and that was what we were hoping for. I still say that we can be even stronger at the net."


Boonsboro's defense has only given up one goal through its first two games.

"The defense works very effectively together," Burtner added. "We were able to push the ball up the field and keep it on the other side of the field for most of the night. Our defense is a very effective unit. We spend a lot of time with our defense."

Boonsboro outshot South Hagerstown (1-1) by a 28-3 margin.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard just under 15 minutes into the game when Hayley Harnett scored on an unassisted goal.

With 11:30 remaining in the first half, Danielle Daughtridge scored the first of her two goals for Boonsboro during a five-minute period. Sarah Hensley assisted on both of Daughtridge's goals.

Whitney Shepherd scored a goal on an assist by Sarah Keyser with 1:55 to go in the first half to give the Warriors a 4-0 halftime lead.

Keyser scored on a penalty kick and Jessica Jordan scored on a corner kick for Boonsboro during the middle of the second half.

South Hagerstown sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Shadrach made 26 saves.

The fifth-place game between the Williamsport Wildcats and the Clear Spring Blazers went into a shootout when it was tied 1-1 after regulation. Williamsport won the shootout 2-0 on goals by Sarah Tritsch and Morggan McGill. Tritsch also scored the Wildcats' goal during regulation on an assist by McGill.

Williamsport coach J.R. Mellott had praise for senior goalkeeper Catie Vancour.

"Catie Vancour did a real super job," Mellott said. "She threw a shutout in the shootout and you can't ask for any more than that."

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