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Experienced Hubs roll over Cadets

September 14, 2005|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

The North Hagerstown Hubs in total domination form on Tuesday night, scoring at will in a 9-0 victory over Frederick at School Stadium.

However, North Hagerstown coach Rick Aleshire said he felt his team could use some improvement.

"I don't think that we played the game the way that it should have been played," Aleshire said. "We didn't have enough intensity. The season is still young and we have a lot to work on yet. Heather McCleaf and Ellie Psilias are both injured right now, but they are both due back soon."

Senior Christine Wason scored three goals for North Hagerstown (3-0) and now has seven goals and five assists.

"(Christine) Wason is a big part of our program," Aleshire added. "She couldn't play at all last year because of a torn ACL. But she is back strong this year."

Senior Kelsey Brasher collected three assists and one goal, while Courtney Whorton chipped in with two goals and two assists for the Hubs. Allie Snyder, Hannah Barton and Stephanie Borland added one goal apiece for North Hagerstown. Maria Borland had one assist..

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Senior Hillary Grove was the Hubs' goalkeeper during the first half, while sophomore Cari Wright manned the post in the second half.

"We did have a balanced scoring attack," Aleshire said. "We realigned some things at halftime. During the second half, the girls pretty much did what we wanted them to do. We're going to put up another run for a conference championship. I think that it will probably come down to us, Smithsburg and Boonsboro."

The Hubs outshot the Cadets by a 34-2 margin.

Sophomore goalkeeper Katrina Garcia made eight saves for Frederick (0-4).

"We have a young and inexperienced team," Frederick coach Jim Beck said. "Some of the girls are playing soccer for the first time. At least a quarter of our players have never played organized soccer before and it shows. I had to start four or five freshmen. All that we're trying to do is get competitive and get better with each game. North just had a big advantage in experience. North is not a bad team."

Whorton scored the Hubs' first goal on an assist by Brasher. Brasher, Snyder and Wason followed with unassisted goals apiece to give the Hubs a 4-0 halftime lead.

Wason scored the Hubs' first two goals in the second half to boost the lead to 6-0.

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