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Hensley's burst carries Boonsboro

October 07, 2008|By LARRY YANOS

CLEAR SPRING -- Senior Lauren Hensley scored three second-half goals and added an assist Monday, sparking Boonsboro to a 5-0 win over Clear Spring.

Boonsboro (6-3, 3-0) dominated the MVAL Antietam match from start to finish and goalkeepers Becky Smith and Sara Sheedy combined for the shutout.

"The team is coming together," Hensley said after her first three-goal game of the season. "We're playing well."

Midfielder Taylor Wennick provided Boonsboro with a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 7th minute, a lead the Warriors held at halftime.

The Warriors, with left striker Hensley providing most of the damage, dominated the final 40 minutes.

She easily scored from the left side in the 48th minute of the second half when Clear Spring (5-5, 1-3) goalkeeper Elizabeth Andrews chased an errant shot and left the goal unprotected.

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Hensley followed with a short shot from the middle of the field in the 58th minute and ended her three-goal night with another shot from the left side in the 68th minute.

In the midst of the scoring flurry, midfielder Emily Horst added a penalty kick.

"It was close at halftime but I wanted us to get more aggressive on defense and we shut them down in the second half," Boonsboro coach Kyle Lingg said. "This is a big rivalry and we didn't take them lightly. In fact, I give them credit, they battled us to the finish."

In addition to Hensley, Kayla Walsh, Amber Smith and Erin Eslick had assists.

"We fell behind and could never recover, we just couldn't get anything going offensively," Clear Spring coach Jeff Semler said. "I thought (Sarah) Dice had some good looks and sweeper Wendy Lucas played well."

While Clear Spring suffered the shutout, Semler was concerned with three injuries.

Jessica Dice, Miranda Kearney and Amanda Paylor all left the game, with Paylor's injuring appearing to be the most serious.

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