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Warriors say 'I do' to quick-start proposal

October 10, 2006|by CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - With four goals, Lauren Hensley will likely remember Boonsboro's 6-1 MVAL-Antietam victory over South Hagerstown for a long time.

But her coach, Kyle Lingg will probably never forget it. The 4th-ranked Warriors' boss proposed to South High graduate Katie Cantler in a halftime ceremony.

And, for the record, she said yes.

In the meantime, the Rebels (2-6-1, 0-3) were shouting "no more," as Boonsboro (7-3, 4-2) scored early and often, sparked by Hensley's personal best.

"It feels really exhilarating," said the Warriors' sophomore. "It feels great to help the team, but we really wanted to win this one for coach (Lingg)."

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Prior to the game, Lingg had stressed the importance of scoring early - especially in light of the halftime festivities - and Hensley obliged, sending Kaite Harne's corner kick into the net in the first minute of play.

"I told them they had to come out hard early, "said Lingg. "And they scored in the first minute. That was good."

Another goal by Hensley in the 26th minute made it 2-0, and Jamie Bingaman followed suit with a header off a Jessica Jordan assist that gave the Warriors a 3-0 advantage at the half.

Despite giving up six goals, Rebels keeper Brittany Shadrach stopped a barrage of shots, finishing with 19 saves against Boonsboro's 25 shots on goal.

"Brittany Shadrach does a wonderful job," said South coach Bruce Buhrman. "She, and the rest of the defense, saved us numerous times. (The girls) didn't give up. They played hard right to the end."

A Kaitlyn Bosco goal off a Jena Mannick assist in the 47th minute kept the Rebels within striking distance until Hensley's final two goals sealed the deal.

Kelly Kendle added a goal for the Warriors in the 77th minute to complete the scoring.

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