SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg girls soccer team knows how to break in a scoreboard.
The Leopards christened the school's new scoring device by scoring goals in the first eight minutes in a 6-0 victory Tuesday in a 6--0 victory over Northern Garrett in the quarterfinal round of the Maryland Class 1A West playoffs.
"I think that the girls came out hungry and ready to play soccer after a 2 1/2-week break," Smithsburg coach Bill Fowkes said. "We're always looking to improving, but we're where we need to be right now. Our overall team speed was too much for Northern Garrett. It was a great overall team effort."
Smithsburg (13-1-1), the West's second seed, won for the 12th straight time and advances to meet thrid-seeded Beall on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the region semifinals.