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Hubs use same formula to get past Catoctin

April 21, 2010|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent
  • North Hagerstown's Wyatt Reeder, back, applies heavy pressure Catoctin's Henry Jurkowski (5).
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    HAGERSTOWN -- Zach Eppard, David Warren and Alex Henry each scored four goals to lead North Hagerstown's boys lacrosse team past Catoctin 16-10 on Tuesday night at Mike Callas Stadium.

    Eppard scored all four of his goals during the first half -- three in the first quarter as the Hubs (4-3) built a 5-3 lead over the Cougars (2-5).

    "Our defense and our goalies lead the team," Eppard said. "Our attack and our midfield just clicked. All of us just work together as a team. That is what helps me get my goals and that is what helps everybody else get their goals. I think our team is doing great at this point of the season. The other teams better watch out for us."

    Warren scored two goals in the second quarter and two more in the third as North stretched its lead to 13-8.

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"I wanted to play my game and I was able to do that," Warren said. "My teammates were looking to give me some passes. I just got all of the plays right and I was focused on playing lacrosse. All of us clicked tonight. We worked the ball around real well. We took good high-percentage shots."

The Hubs took their biggest lead of the game at 16-8 with 4:30 remaining on Henry's fourth goal of the night.

Bryan Wills, Matthew Hetzer, Christian Hatcher and Tyler Smith scored one goal each for North. Wills had four assists, Caleb Mittel added two assists and Ben Unger and Henry had one assist each.

"I'm just really proud of the team," Hubs coach Dave Tallant said. "We focused on the mindset of excellence and we achieved that result tonight. I was proud to see the team believe in themselves and have faith in themselves. Catoctin is an excellent team and we knew that we had to bring our best tonight. I think we're on target for achieving our intended goals at the beginning of the season: A season of excellence."

Robby Lowery finished with four goals for Catoctin. Henry Jurkowski and Marc Ohlwiler added two goals each, while Joey O'Neill and Kris Lowery had one goal each.

Catoctin senior midfielder David Hertel was injured with 4:11 left in the second quarter and was taken away in an ambulance.

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