Girls Lacrosse: Petersons' sister act makes Hubs go 'whoopie'

April 04, 2012|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent
  • Boonsboro's Tori Poffenberger (20) gains control of a loose ball against North Hagerstown on Wednesday during the Warriors' 19-6 loss.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

BOONSBORO — North Hagerstown girls lacrosse coach Katie Eck has called Kayla and Leah Peterson the quarterbacks of the Hubs’ offense.

On Wednesday, the Petersons looked like Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers against Boonsboro.

The Peterson sisters combined for 13 goals and seven assists in the Hubs’ 19-6 MVAL Antietam victory over the Warriors.

In typical North fashion, the Hubs (4-1, 2-0) jumped out to a huge first-half lead and didn’t look back. Samantha Culp got North on the scoreboard in the first minute, just before  the Petersons took over.

Leah Peterson scored seven goals in the first half while Kayla added four, slashing through Boonsboro’s defense to find open shots.

“Offensively, we like to jump out big if we can in the beginning,” said Eck.

Tori Poffenberger scored twice and Alex Green added a goal and an assist for the Warriors (2-3, 2-1) in the opening period, but Maddie Palkovitz and Anna Compton each added two tallies to give the Hubs a comfortable 16-3 lead at halftime.

“We’ve learned that we need to be dynamic on offense to be successful and we’re executing that this season,” Eck said.

North’s defense faltered in the second half against Frederick on Monday, but that was not the case Wednesday. Poffenberger scored twice more and Natalie Young scored for Boonsboro, but the Petersons and Palkovitz each added one more goal to put the game away.

“I’m really happy with how we played tonight,” said Boonsboro coach Susan Funke. “We’ve been working on the transition on offense and our progress showed tonight. I’ve been telling the girls that our skills need to be at a point where we don’t think about it, we just execute. We just have to keep building.”

Palkovitz had two assists, while Compton and Suzie Bechtel each had one for North.

Green had two assists and Maeve Windsor had 13 saves for Boonsboro.

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