Boys Lacrosse: Hubs edge Rebels in offensive battle

April 16, 2013|By BRETT NIEVES |
  • North High's Reggie Daniel, bottom, loses the ball after being hit by South High's Noah Wright, left, and Josiah Johnson in the first period.
Ric Dugan / Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — Tuesday’s North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown boys lacrosse game at Mike Callas Stadium had all the ingredients a fervent rivalry game should have: Forceful collisions, an engaged crowd and plenty of scoring.

Despite falling behind early on, the Hubs rallied back, besting the Rebels 17-14 in an MVAL Antietam game.

“I thought both teams played hard and kept it interesting the whole game,” said South coach Dave Tallant.

“It was an exciting, hard-played game,” North coach Hammond Urner said. “Both teams worked hard, didn’t quit and kept it close until the end.”

The game remained close for all four quarters as neither team led by more than three goals at a given time.

Drew Brooks was the offensive catalyst for North (3-4), leading the Hubs with five goals — all in the first half — and four assists.

“Drew is a really good athlete,” Urner said. “He’s sharp, but we have several guys who can score like that. It’s a team effort.”

Reggie Daniel is one of those guys for Urner, finishing with four goals and Dylan Brown added a hat trick for North.

The Rebels (2-3) surged early, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first seven minutes but ended the first quarter tied 4-4.

Brooks scored three of goals over a 2 1/2-minute span in the second quarter and North carried a 10-7 lead into halftime.

Jordan Foster powered South in the first half with a three-goal performance and finished with five scores for the game.

“Our offense is probably better than it’s ever been,” Tallant said. “We’re just a young team and the mental errors show, which leads to goals sometimes.”

The Rebels continued to battle late in the final quarter, trimming North’s lead to 15-14 with under four minutes to play, but subsequent goals from the Hubs’ Kyle Hewlett and Daniel iced the game. 

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