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Girls Lacrosse: Cline leads Leopards past Rebels

April 26, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — Midfielder Taylor Cline scored four times on Thursday to lead the  Smithsburg girls lacrosse team to a 10-0 victory over South Hagerstown in an MVAL Antietam match.

“My teammates gave me the opportunity and I took it,” Cline said. “I worked on my placement in practice. I made sure that I did that in the game.

“We moved the ball around very well and we played well as a team. Our game plan was to hold on to the ball and make sure that we take good shots.”

Smithsburg (2-7, 2-5) outshot South Hagerstown (0-10, 0-8) by a margin of 21-8.

“It was a team effort from girls about to play college lacrosse to girls that have never played,” Smithsburg coach Jessica Klinger said. “They worked really hard on their play execution. A lot of new players really stepped up today. We’re excited for next week.”

Leopards goalkeeper Kristen Peake recorded a shutout with eight saves.

Rebels goalkeeper Jessica Quintanilla collected 11 saves.

“Smithsburg played very well,” South Hagerstown coach Bruce Buhrman said. “We didn’t play as well as what we have recently. Our offense was rushed and the shots weren’t as good as they should have been.”

The Leopards took control of the game early by scoring six goals in the first 10:36 of the contest.

Smithsburg got on the scoreboard just 1:22 into the game on midfielder Dominique DiLandro’s score. Just 23 seconds later, DiLandro assisted Cline’s first goal through the middle.

It was 1:58 after that when Emily Seward scored on an assist by Brooke Penwell.

It was 3:01 later when Cline got an unassisted goal.

Only 1:29 after that, freshman attacker Madison Duvall got an unassisted goal.

Just 2:53 later, Emma Gerhold scored on an unassisted goal for the Leopards’ sixth goal.

Cline got an unassisted goal with 1:46 remaining before halftime to give Smithsburg a 7-0 lead.

The Leopards got three goals during the second half. Cline scored on an assist by Seward. Sarah Thompson and Duvall got unassisted goals.

“I think that they have really come together both on and off the field,” Klinger said. “That was a major goal for us. This is my first year of coaching. Getting them working together as a team is a really big deal.”

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