BOONSBORO -- After just eight minutes, Boonsboro boys soccer coach Brad Delauter felt much more relaxed. By halftime, he was probably grinning ear-to-ear.
A pair of first-half goals allowed the Warriors to coast to a 4-1 victory over Clear Spring in the Maryland Class 1A West quarterfinals Tuesday.
"We wanted to get up on them as soon as possible," Delauter said. "When you come out and get two goals on a team, especially in a (playoff) game, you're in a position you want to be in. The psychological difference is probably one of the most important things in any sport."
Shane Lowery got things started for the Warriors when he dribbled past a defender and pushed the ball into the left side of the net.