Girls Lacrosse: Leopards try to rally, but Cadets have answer

April 17, 2012|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

SMITHSBURG — A furious flurry of goals in the second half was not enough for Smithsburg’s girls lacrosse team Tuesday, as the Leopards fell to the Frederick Cadets 15-11 at Coach Carroll Reid Field.

Down 13-5, the Leopards (1-6) scored five straight times — two by Taylor Cline and one each by Janice Edwards, Madison Duvall and Sarah Thompson — to cut the deficit to five.

However, late scores by Frederick’s Courtney Luther and Kellie McLaughlin sealed the win for the Cadets (2-5).

“The defense started the run for us,” said Smithsburg coach Jessica Klinger. “They locked down and got it to our offense, which was able to find the goal.

“That run put the confidence back in our players. It reminded them that, ‘Hey, we can do this.’ We looked completely different than the team that came out in the first half.”

With the game tied at 4, the Cadets exploded for six goals to end the first half. McLaughlin scored two of her team-high five goals in the run, while Luther and Caroline Fearnow also scored two goals each.

Frederick kept the momentum up at the start of the second half, as Luther and Hannah Feinberg scored five minutes into the period.

Luther scored four goals, while Feinberg added a hat trick. Jordan Chamblee also scored for the Knights.

Cline led Smithsburg’s offense with a game-high six goals. Duvall scored twice and Nadya Gutierrez also found the net for the Leopards.

“I think all of the girls were able to get the ball to (Taylor) and she was able to score when she wanted to. Cline paced our offense tonight,” Klinger said.

Goalie Taylor Stauffer made nine saves for Smithsburg.

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