HAGERSTOWN -- Dave Tallant has noble aspirations for the North Hagerstown boys lacrosse team.
"Our goal is to play lacrosse and make sure we honor the game," he said.
Winning doesn't hurt, either.
The Hubs got over the .500 mark while keeping their honorable objectives intact with a five-goal first period en route to a 14-1 victory over South Hagerstown on Thursday during County Youth Lacrosse Day at Mike Callas Stadium.
North (3-2) scored twice in the first 1:20 of the game -- basically by rushing up the middle to the goal -- to establish the early lead and never look back.
"We were dodging," said Zach Eppard, who led the Hubs with five goals. "Alex Henry is a great dodger, but we have to give all the credit to the defense and our goalies. It all starts with them."
North set the tone in the first three minutes by keeping the ball in South's end of the field. Caleb Mittel and Eppard each scored in the first 1:20 and Henry added his first of three goals at the 9:07 mark for the quick 3-0 lead.