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Wildcats have seen enough of Hensley

September 26, 2008|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO -- Lauren Hensley knows how to beat Williamsport.

The Boonsboro senior forward scored two goals Thursday night to lift the No. 4 Warriors to a 2-0 victory over the Wildcats in an MVAL Antietam girls soccer match.

"We knew that we had to come out hard," said Hensley, who scored the lone goal in Boonsboro's season-opening 1-0 victory over Williamsport at the Washington County tournament earlier this month.

"Williamsport is a tough team. We knew it was a conference game. My teammates gave me some perfect passes. We practiced a lot on finishing during practice. We were so excited about the win, because we knew it was important. We needed that win. We're getting better with each game."

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Boonsboro coach Kyle Lingg said that his team was prepared.

"Offensively, we worked on a lot of specialized positional training," Lingg said. "We connected well on our passing, which gave us opportunities to get some quality shots. Our defenders were able to execute our defensive gameplan and limit the offensive opportunities for Williamsport. Becky Smith did a tremendous job of keeping the balls out of the net. This is her third shutout in six games."

Lingg said he knew that a game against Williamsport (1-5, 0-1) was not going to be a walk in the park.

"We knew Williamsport was going to be a team that was going to come out and play their hearts out, because it was a conference game and they are one of our county rivals," Lingg said. "I want to congratulate the effort of the Williamsport team. They are a very quality and well-coached opponent."

Hensley scored her first goal for Boonsboro (4-2, 2-0) in the 12th minute on an assist from Kristen Byers. She got her second goal in the 74th minute on an assist from freshman forward Amber Smith.

"I thought it was a great contest," Williamsport coach Joe Burger said. "I thought that we dominated most of the game and we controlled the pace. We just couldn't put it in the net. I told the players that even when you outplay your opponent, sometimes the game can beat you. I am not disappointed at all about the way that our girls played. We just have to work on a few things and we have to put the ball in the back of the net."

Smith made 12 saves for Boonsboro, while Williamsport goalkeeper Lexi Barnes had 15 saves.

The Wildcats outshot the Warriors, 20-17.

JV: Boonsboro, 4-0.

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