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Boys Lacrosse: Warriors get by Rebels for first win

April 10, 2013|By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — CORRECTIONS: Due to a reporter's errors, two Boonsboro players were misidentified. Reiker Bowles scored five goals and Ian McMillen scored late in the third quarter for the Warriors. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the errors.

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After dropping its first two contests of the season, the Boonsboro boys lacrosse team put on an offensive show Tuesday night to secure its first victory.

Reiker Bowles led all scorers with five goals, leading the visiting Warriors to a 15-7 win over South Hagerstown.

Rex Legore and Caleb Grove also lit up the scoreboard for Boonsboro, scoring four goals each.

“I’m proud to see them finally finding their game,” said Boonsboro coach Brett Briggs. “The offense still needs some time, though.”

The Warriors’ offense, though, looked like a well-oiled machine against South (2-1), even if it still needs more practice.

Boonsboro (1-2) got it going early, scoring within the first two minutes. Before the halfway point in the opening quarter, Boonsboro had built a 4-0 lead.

“We’ve been struggling with inconsistency, but it was good to come out and get the momentum early,” said Briggs.

The Warriors led 6-1 at the end of the first quarter and 10-3 at halftime.

“Boonsboro is a good team and they played a good game,” South coach Dave Tallant said. “We needed to move the ball and shoot better against them.”

Jordan Foster and Mack Tallant each scored twice for the Rebels and were the spark of a small, third-quarter surge.

Foster and Tallant scored the first two goals for South that quarter, and the Rebels strung together a total of four goals to close the gap to 12-7.

Ian McMillen scored in the waning seconds of the third quarter on a fast break off a faceoff for Boonsboro to give his team a six-goal advantage entering the final 12 minutes.

“We need to play better defense, react better and communicate better,” Tallant said. “And we need to start winning more ground balls.”

Boonsboro added two insurance goals in the fourth quarter.

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