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Hubs scrub Boonsboro

September 28, 2004|by TIM KOELBLE

koelble@herald-mail.com

There are times when a pair will win a poker hand.

For North Hagerstown, the Hubs "out-paired" Boonsboro on Monday night at School Stadium 4-2 to win the Washington County girls soccer championship.

The No. 5 Hubs (5-2) opened with a pair of goals, allowed No. 8 Boonsboro (5-2) come back with a pair of its own for a 2-2 halftime tie and then put up another pair of goals in the second half for the title.

Junior midfielder Lauren O'Boyle doubled her previous scoring output with a pair of goals and junior Hillary Grove and sophomore Tia Scott each scored for the Hubs, who turn right around today for an MVAL Antietam Conference match at Boonsboro.

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"I'm more of a defender so I usually don't score," said O'Boyle, whose only other goal of the year came in an earlier county tournament match against Williamsport. "I had those direct kicks and my eyes opened up."

O'Boyle opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a 30-yard direct kick that went in high above the outstretched arms of Boonsboro keeper Haley Burtner.

Scott scored in the 23rd minute on a wide angle from the left of Burtner from 20 yards out, but Boonsboro rallied to tie the score.

Sara Keyser scored in the 26th minute and five minutes later Danielle Daughtridge scored on a corner kick for a 2-2 tie.

In the 53th minute, Grove scored on a pass sizzled across the middle and O'Boyle capped the night in the 76th minute on another direct kick from 25 yards.

"Lauren puts the uniform on ready to play," said North coach Rick Alshire. "She shows the effort in practice and plays even harder in the game. She doesn't get the credit. She reads the game so well."

With time for school books after the game and a day at school today, it's a quick turnaround for both teams in their Antietam opener.

"(Boonsboro) has worked very hard and they were tough tonight," Alshire said. "We're young, confident and we'll turn right around and go at it again."

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