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Girls Lacrosse: North too much for South

April 16, 2013|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent


HAGERSTOWN --

The North Hagerstown girls lacrosse team just had too many weapons for South Hagerstown on Tuesday night, as the Hubs ran over the Rebels 28-1 in an MVAL Antietam match at School Stadium.

Leah Peterson came through with eight goals and two assists, while twin sister Kayla Peterson collected five goals and two assists for the Hubs (7-1, 5-1).

“I think it was a team effort,” Leah Peterson said. “Everyone pitched in on offense. We had a well-rounded offense. On defense, we did well pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers to clear the ball out.”

Kayla Peterson said that the Hubs just executed well.
“I think possession was the key to this game,” Kayla Peterson said. “We have been working a lot on reaction time and draw control from the circle. We have improved a lot from the past game on possessing the ball. Our ball movement on offense has also improved more. We were able to give other individuals a chance for shooting.”

Senior Anna Compton finished with five goals and four assists for the Hubs. Maddie Palkovitz had three goals and one assist, while Natalie Karlen also scored three goals.

Natalie Bye added a goal and two assists for the Hubs, while Adrienne Kramer, Suzanne Bechtel and Olivia Day had one goal apiece.

“The girls did a really nice job of settling the ball on offense,” North Hagerstown coach Rob Compton said. “We started off a little slow in the first five minutes with South controlling the ball. Then the girls found their groove and they worked on the skills that we have been going through in practice: Quicker passing, swarming on defense and better transition.”

South (0-5, 0-4) got its only goal with 15 seconds left when Heather Callahan scored on an assist by Michaela Brewer.

“North is very accomplished,” South Hagerstown coach Bruce Buhrman said. “They move the ball extremely well. They are an extremely good team. Our girls continue to play hard and not give up.”

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