Girls soccer: Hubs, Warriors both impress in 2-2 draw

September 06, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO — The North Hagerstown Hubs and Boonsboro Warriors girls soccer teams started MVAL Antietam conference play with a 2-2 draw Thursday night.

After regulation ended with a 2-2 score, neither team could break through in the two overtime sessions.

“I just think that it was a super ballgame between two tremendous ballclubs,” North Hagerstown coach Rick Aleshire said. “They left it all out there on the field. I am extremely proud of my girls. Hats off to Boonsboro. They did a good job. I don’t care if it was tied; it was a super game. I think Washington County girls soccer is going to be exciting.”

Boonsboro (1-0-2, 0-0-1) got on the scoreboard first in the fourth minute of the first half when sophomore forward Leah Cadigan scored from the right side on an assist from junior midfielder Alli Hawbaker.

North (0-1-1, 0-0-1) evened the score in the 32nd minute when sophomore midfielder Logann Braun scored from the right side on an assist from freshman midfielder Mary Kinman.

The Hubs scored again in the closing seconds of the first half when junior forward Leah Peterson scored through the middle on an assist from Braun to take a 2-1 halftime lead.

The Warriors tied the game at 2 in the 63rd minute — 23 minutes into the second half — when Cadigan scored from the right side on an assist from sophomore midfielder Mickayla Bachar.

“If we start playing soccer before halftime, we have a chance to win some games this year,” Boonsboro coach Chris Lantz said. “Both teams played hard. North pressured everything. We just took too long to adjust. We need to do a better job of being consistent.”

Aleshire has some confidence in his team.

“It is still early,” Aleshire said. “I am looking forward to a good year. If our girls continue to improve, then we should have a successful season.”

Boonsboro senior forward Abby Duncan did not play because of a knee injury.

“Abby just has a knock on her knee,” Lantz said. “We are just being cautious.”

JV: Tie, 1-1.

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