Remember the Titans? South tries to forget

May 09, 2009|By JACK HILL III

The South Hagerstown boys lacrosse team was unable to follow up on its success from Thursday night, when the Rebels defeated Kennedy 5-3 for their first win of the season.

South's season came to an end Saturday at School Stadium when the Rebels were beaten 19-4 by Tuscarora in the Maryland Class 3A/2A West quarterfinals.

"It is sad to see that our season is over," South coach David Howe said, "but we have got to keep our heads up and build for the future. We have definitely improved from the first game. All in all, I am proud of the guys. We fight hard every game. We give it the best that we can. We have some youth programs. We will start feeding in some kids that have some experience."

Howe felt Tuscarora (9-6) performed well.

"Tuscarora is a good team," Howe said. "I wish them luck for the next round."


"We just tried to make sure that we played with high intensity," Tuscarora coach Chris Havern said. "We wanted to test them early to see what kind of physical matchups we would have. We just basically wanted to have the ball in the hands of our best ball handlers. We wanted to go to their defenders and test the matchups."

Sophomore Matt Williams and freshman John Cappolella each had five goals for the Titans. Senior Dillon Vesper and sophomore Zack Hansell collected three goals each. Senior Cody Hood had two goals and senior Mike Serna had one.

Freshman goalkeeper Drake Kessel made 11 saves for South (1-15). Sophomore Warrens Remy, senior Hunter Branham, sophomore Cody Call and senior Bobby Asper each scored.

Tuscarora got its first goal from Vesper 41 seconds into the game and rolled to a 16-1 halftime advantage.

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