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Boys Lacrosse: North holds off Boonsboro

April 11, 2013|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO — North Hagerstown came out on top of a long and tough battle with Boonsboro by squeezing out an 11-10 victory on Thursday night in an MVAL Antietam boys lacrosse game.

“It was a really good and entertaining game,” North Hagerstown coach Hammond Urner said. “I am glad that we played hard right until the very end. We showed a lot of heart. Boonsboro is building a good program down here. All of the Washington County teams are coming up to par with each other.”

Drew Brooks led North with three goals.

“We have been trying to play more team ball and spread the wealth,” Brooks said. “Brandon Brown won a lot of faceoffs to give us a lot of possessions, Kyle Hewlett does a good job of passing the ball and Brian Davis came up with some big saves for us. At halftime, we talked about coming out with motivation in the second half.”

The game was tied at 7 after three quarters, but North (2-3, 2-0) took an 11-8 lead in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, getting goals from four different players.

Boonsboro (1-3, 0-1) closed the gap to 11-10 in the final three minutes, but the Hubs held on for the win.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Boonsboro coach Brett Briggs said. “The kids really turned it around. North is a good team and they are very well-coached. They are a tough opponent.”

Brown, Hewlett and Reggie Daniel finished with two goals apiece for North.

Justin Jardeleza led Boonsboro with three goals, while Caleb Grove, Reiker Bowles and Rex Legore had two apiece.

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