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Young Hubs give seniors big sendoff

October 23, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Even though it was Senior Night, North Hagerstown's underclassmen shared the spotlight.

Junior Stephanie Borland scored two goals for North Hagerstown (12-1) as the Hubs defeated Boonsboro 4-2 on Monday night in a girls soccer at Mike Callas Stadium.

"I think we really stepped up tonight in a pretty important game," Borland said. "We found some weaknesses and we were able to put some goals away. I was kind of happy about my placement of my first goal. I was kind of surprised about my second goal, because I didn't expect it to go in. I think it was a pretty good victory. I was really happy about it. I think we really dominated most of the game."

The Hubs led for the whole game after Borland scored in the ninth minute on an unassisted goal.

Sophomore Katie Ritter added the second goal on an assist by sophomore Josie Smith in the ninth minute.

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Junior Maria Borland cashed in on a penalty kick for the Hubs' third goal in the 45th minute before twin sister Stephanie Borland notched her second goal on another assist by Smith in the 59th minute to boost the Hubs' lead to 4-0.

"I think the key to the victory was that Stephanie and Maria Borland set the tone for the game," North Hagerstown coach Rick Aleshire said. "They just took charge of the offense. The defense did a good job of giving them the ball. They just complimented the defense. Katie Ritter and them just put too much pressure on top. I think, overall, the offense moved the ball quite well."

Junior Lauren Hensley scored both goals for Boonsboro (9-4-1). The first was unassistedin the 68th minutewith the second coming 1:21 later on an assist by senior Kellie Reese.

"I think North High has a very good team and came out with a strong start," Boonsboro coach Kyle Lingg said. "I was proud of our girls because they stayed in the game and they played strong in the second half to forge a comeback."

Warriors' senior goalkeeper Annie Meyers made nine saves.

The North Hagerstown JV team won 3-0 to raise its record to 8-0-1.

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