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Girls Lacrosse: Peterson twins pair up to lead North

April 18, 2013|By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — Forget the Super Friends, North Hagerstown’s girls lacrosse team has its own set of heroes — The Wonder Twins.

Leah and Kayla Peterson combined for 14 goals and four assists for the Hubs in North’s 23-10 MVAL Antietam victory over Smithsburg on Thursday.

“They see the field differently,” said North coach Rob Compton. “Their speed, I think, is tremendous.”

Defense came at a premium in Thursday’s game, as North (6-1, 5-1) led the game 13-6 at halftime, including eight goals by the Peterson sisters. Natalie Karlen added two goals and Anna Compton, Deanna Brunner and Maddie Palkovitz each added one score in the first half.

“It seemed like whoever got the draw control, got the goal. Both sides worked hard for those,” said Compton.

“We knew we’d have to stop the Petersons coming in, and I think we did an OK job in the first half,” said Smithsburg coach Dave Duvall. “Our defense got a little gapped in the second.”

The Petersons kept the pressure on in the second half, scoring North’s first four goals of the period. Both Palkovitz and Karlen finished with hat tricks, scoring two goals and one goal in the second half. Compton finished with two goals and was the Hubs’ facilitator with seven assists.

“Ball movement is something we’ve been working on, like Anna with her seven assists,” said Compton. “Settling our offense is something we’re working towards, moving the ball to give other girls opportunities.”

Dominique DiLandro led the Leopards (1-6, 1-5), scoring five of Smithsburg’s goals. Madison Duvall added a hat trick.

“Dominique was sick tonight, but she played right through it,” said Duvall. “She won’t let you know that she’s sick, though. She’s got an awesome dodge and an awesome shot, and she really played well today.”

“DiLandro gave is a run for our money,” said Compton. “She was very fast and I think she won most of their draw controls with her quickness.”

Emily Seward and Allison Cline each scored and Corinne Burk — a first-year goalie — had 13 saves for the Leopards.

“I was really impressed with how gritty Smithsburg was. It was a really fun game to play,” said Compton.

Emma Moss had eight saves in goal for the Hubs.

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