Girls Lacrosse: North treats itself with goals

April 10, 2012|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — The wins just keep on coming for North Hagerstown’s girls lacrosse team.

The Hubs doled the goals out like the Easter Bunny shares candy on Tuesday night against South Hagerstown. Thirteen different Hubs scored in a 23-2 defeat of their crosstown rivals at Mike Callas Stadium, keeping North undefeated in MVAL Antietam play.

The Hubs (5-1, 3-0) wasted no time taking control, racing to a 4-0 lead two minutes into the game on goals by Leah Peterson, Kayla Peterson, Samantha Culp and Maddie Palkovitz.

North’s relentless offense kept the pressure on South (0-5, 0-4), scoring 12 more times in the first half. Kayla Peterson scored five goals and Palkovitz scored three in the half, while Adrienne Kramer, Leah Peterson and Deanna Brunner each scored two goals. Anna Compton also scored for the Hubs.

“I think that today was a day for other girls to get experience on offense,” said North coach Katie Eck. “Our offense played very well today.”

The Rebels (0-5, 0-4) avoided the shutout when Heather Callahan scored in the waning seconds of the first half on an assist by Jennifer Harman.

South’s defense attempted to step up in the second half, but North’s offense was not fazed. Tia Kline, Taylor Rockwell and Callie Durning scored in the first eight minutes of the half, and the Hubs used a ball-control offense the rest of the game.

“We dominated the draw control, which allowed us to be more offensive tonight,” Eck said.

Mikala Stephenson scored the Rebels’ final goal with 9:15 left, but the Hubs continued to find the mark. Kramer finished her first hat trick of the season, and Emily Unger, Jessica Sease and Suzie Bechtel completed the scoring for North.

“(The Hubs) are very accomplished,” said South coach Bruce Buhrman. “They move the ball well and they execute well. Their offense is extremely strong.”

Durning had two assists for the Hubs, while Culp, Compton, Rockwell, Kayla Peterson and Leah Peterson each added one assist.

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