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Hubs roll past Rebels

October 12, 2008|By Jack Hill III

The No. 2 North Hagerstown girls soccer team continued its winning ways Saturday afternoon, rolling past rival South Hagerstown 7-1 in an MVAL Piedmont game.

"I thought the girls played well," Hubs coach Rick Aleshire said. "We got a lead in the early part of the game. Then we were able to get our bench in. That will help us a lot down the stretch."

Senior forward Alluka Ogle-Moore scored two of the first three goals for North Hagerstown (9-2, 3-1).

"We played a great game," Ogle-Moore said. "We had our ups and downs, but we hanged in there. We have a good, steady offense. Our midfielders and forwards can score very well. I did my best to help out with the scoring. I was able to find an opening a couple of times and put it (into) the net. Our defense did a very good job. I felt we were able to keep South from getting an offense going."

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Both Maria Borland and Kelsey Smith finished with two goals and an assist for the Hubs. Beth Wagner had the other goal for North. Stephanie Borland added two assists, while Caroline Kreiger and Corri Anderson had one assist each.

"We have some weapons on offense," Aleshire said. "I like the way Maria and Stephanie set up the attack. They have done that all year. Defensively, I think we are one of the best teams in the area. We didn't let South get past the middle of the field too many times today."

Junior Kaitlyn Bosco scored on a penalty kick for the only goal for South Hagerstown (1-6, 0-3). Junior goalkeeper Juliann Tribett made 16 saves.

The Hubs outshot the Rebels, 23-5.

"We have a lot of injured girls and they played through it," South coach Scott Buhrman said. "We had a very strong first half. I am really proud of the girls for the effort. As always, we never give up. North is a talented team with a lot of depth."

The Hubs got a goal from Maria Borland 1:30 into the game. Ogle-Moore added a goal slightly less than seven minutes later to put the Hubs up, 2-0.

In the 22nd minute, North put in 10 substitutes and they did their part to help the Hubs keep the lead.

Bosco scored on her penalty kick in the 37th minute as the Rebels cut the lead to 2-1 at halftime.

The second half was all North. Ogle-Moore and Maria Borland each scored in the first six minutes to inflate the Hubs' lead to 4-1. Wagner got her goal midway through the half before Smith closed out the scoring with both of her goals in the last seven minutes.

"We have three games left for the regular season," Aleshire said. "We are going to take it one game at a time. Then we'll get ready for the playoffs. The Maryland Class 2A West region that we are in has some of the best soccer in the state of Maryland. Coming down the home stretch, we have to make sure everybody stays focused."

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