Girls Lacrosse: Hubs take control early, hang on late

April 02, 2012|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — The whirlwind first-half offense that has become customary for the North Hagerstown girls lacrosse team was needed on Monday, as the Hubs were tested late by Frederick.

After scoring 12 goals in the first half, the Hubs escaped with a 13-11 victory over the Cadets at Mike Callas Stadium.

Heading into the second half with a 12-5 lead, North (3-1) looked to be in the driver’s seat. However, the Hubs found themselves in the crosshairs of a Cadets barrage, as Frederick outscored North 6-1 in the final 24 minutes.

Hannah Feinberg had two goals, Camille Paul had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Chamblee, Courtney Luther and Kia Reinhardt also found the net for Frederick. But the clock ran out before the Cadets could get within one goal.

Leah Peterson scored the only goal in the second half for the Hubs.

“We relied a little too much on our offense tonight. Not something we’ll be doing in the future,” said North coach Katie Eck. “Frederick is a good team. Thank goodness we had an early lead. They outhustled us in the second half.”

That early lead was thanks in large part to the Peterson sisters, who had eight of North’s 13 goals between them. Leah Peterson found the net five times, while Kayla Peterson scored three times — one of them assisted by Leah.

“(Leah and Kayla) work really hard. They quarterback a lot of our offense,” Eck said. “But it goes back to the team. Two people can’t win a game.”

Maddie Palkovitz had two goals and an assist in the first half for the Hubs, while Samantha Culp scored twice and Suzie Bechtel scored once.

North’s faltering defense in the second half put goalie Emma Moss on the spot and she shined, saving 12 of Frederick’s 23 shots on goal.

“Thank goodness we have Emma Moss as our goalie,” said Eck.

Chamblee and Feinberg each had a hat trick for Frederick, while Luther had two goals. Natalie Ahearn’s first-half goal rounded out the scoring for the Cadets.

JV: Frederick, 8-2.

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