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Warriors hope for good ending under Faller

Warriors hope for good ending under Faller

September 23, 2005|by DAN KAUFFMAN

kauffman@herald-mail.com

As far as coaching gigs go, Christy Faller can't complain about the one she walked into this summer.

Faller, an Urbana High School graduate who earned Frederick County Player of the Year honors in 1998, took over the reins of the Boonsboro program this summer - a program that has been knocking on the door of state Class 1A queen Williamsport for the last two years.

"I knew there was a lot of talent on this team," said Faller, who spent time coaching in Pittsburgh two years ago. "The prior coaches were able to establish a middle school program and a club ball team. It's because of their work that these girls are where they're at now. I hope to see it through to the end."

There's no question about what the senior-laden Warriors hope "the end" will be this year - a victory over Williamsport in the Class 1A West playoffs on the way to a state title. The Wildcats have been the thorn in the Warriors' side, beating them in five games in the 1A West final last year and in three games in the regional final in 2003.

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Boonsboro, of course, won't have to wait until November to get its cracks at No. 5 Williamsport. The teams play twice in the regular season, the first time coming Thursday. There won't be any need for an inspirational speech before that one.

"They definitely use every game as motivation," Faller said. "They have set goals they want to reach, and each girl is dedicated to that in the fullest."

What to watch this week

  • Apple Valley League Tournament at Musselman, Saturday - No. 9 Musselman holds five-game victories over No. 9 Hedgesville and Notre Dame Academy this season, and those two teams will do everything in their power to make sure the Applemen don't claim the AVL title. It won't be easy to stop Musselman's five-headed attacking monster (Alyse Custer, Megan Holmes, Steph Wood, Sarah DeYoung, Katie Kees). Hedgesville's front line (Chrissy Sheehan, Emily Kisner, Kaitlyn Price) isn't too shabby, either, and Lindsay Hadley is terrific defensively.

  • Williamsport at Catoctin, Tuesday - The Cougars are off to a 4-1 start thanks in large part to the Cuddahee triplets (Becky, Connie, Monie). If they can find a way to defend their home turf against the three-time reigning 1A statechampions, it would send shockwaves through the MVAL Antietam.

  • Berkeley Springs at Hedgesville, Thursday - The No. 9 Eagles get a test from an Indians squad Hedgesville should be advised not to take lightly.

  • James Buchanan at Greencastle, Thursday - Part II. Part I wasn't as close as matches between these two teams usually are, with the No. 3 Blue Devils easily sweeping the No. 7 Rockets in JB's season opener. The Rockets have won six straight since that loss, and should be better prepared for this one.
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