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Hubs give no quarter in second quarter

May 03, 2011|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — South Hagertown tried to ruin Senior Day for the North Hagerstown boys lacrosse team.

It started that way, but didn’t last.

The Rebels led 3-2 after one quarter, but the Hubs remembered they had home-field advantage and used it to their advantage in the second quarter by scoring seven straight goals en route to a 17-4 victory at Mike Callas Stadium.

“We were running them, we looked good at the outset,” said South Hagerstown coach Clarence Washington.

North tried a little experimenting and got itself in trouble.

“We were trying some new things there in the first period and we had changed the lineup to honor the seniors,” said North Hagerstown coach Dave Tallant. “But once we got into the zone, things started to click.”

South (0-11) and North (4-7) traded goals in the first period when Troy McGee and Ronnie Embly scored for South while Teddy Beachley and Caleb Mittel scored for North.

 Jordan Foster scored for the Rebels to give them the advantage at the end of the first, but that only lit a fire under North’s attack.

North senior Zach Eppard was one Hub who found the zone quickly by scoring three of his five goals in the second quarter.

“Eppard has a will power that is second to none, which allows him to make a ton of plays,” said Tallant.

The other star for the Hubs was senior Bryan Wills, who had a goal and five assists.

“Wills has good vision. He makes great feeds and today was no different,” Tallant said.

South scored once more on a Noah Wright goal at the end of the second period, but by then the game was academic.

“Today, while we were honoring the seniors, we wanted to look towards next year,” Tallant said. “We wanted to get some good experience for our underclassmen.”

Junior Alex Unger took the most advantage of his playing time by netting a hat trick along with an assist, while sophomore Brandon Brown was right behind him with two goals and an assist. Freshman goalie Brian Davis — starting for an injured Daved Paddack — had five saves.

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