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Hubs teach Rebels a lesson at School

March 28, 2009|By JACK HILL III

North Hagerstown made its crosstown trip to School Stadium worth it with a sweep of a lacrosse doubleheader with South Hagerstown at School Stadium.

North won 10-5 in the boys game on Friday before the girls finished the sweep with a 12-2 victory.

The Hubs (1-1) held a 2-1 lead after the first period in the boys game. The Hubs doubled the lead to 4-2 by halftime against the Rebels (0-2).

North continued to double the Rebels in the second half, outscoring them 6-3 to win by the five-goal margin.

"I am proud of the players," North Hagerstown coach Dave Tallant said. "They have come a long way this season. Moving the ball quickly on our clears and on our fast breaks was the key to the win."

Still, the Hubs have room to grow.

"We have a great foundation of attitude, work ethic, skill and athletic ability to have a successful season," Tallant said. "We don't have any star players. I try to keep a team concept."

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Alex Rauch scored four goals, while Alex Henry added three to lead the Hubs' offense. Dakota Durning, David Warren and Zach Eppard added a goal each for the Hubs. Goalkeeper Andrew Barnhart collected 15 saves.

Hunter Phillips scored three goals, while Jeremiah Johnson and Hunter Branham scored one goal each for the Rebels.

In the girls game, North (1-1) built a 7-1 halftime lead to pave the way to the victory.

Ashley Binau scored four times in the first half and Jackie Keller collected three goals for the Hubs. Kristen Mazzei, Kelsey Smith, Katie Bechtel, Cali Durning and Alissa Miller each scored once for North.

September Meagher and Sarah Burgan had one goal each for the Rebels (0-2).

"North did a very good job," South Hagerstown coach Scott Buhrman said. "I am very impressed with them, but I am equally as impressed with South's effort. We had a brand new goalie who did an excellent job. We are getting to be a better team every day."

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