Megan Drake scored a record-tying eight goals to lead Mount Hebron High School's girls lacrosse team to a 17-10 rout yesterday over host Centennial.
Hebron (3-0 county, 6-2 overall) knocked off the defending county champions and avenged its only league loss in four years -- the Eagles beat Hebron last year -- with an overwhelming offensivedisplay in the first half.
The Vikings scored the game's first five goals, then blew out Centennial (2-1, 4-3) with nine unanswered goals to take a 14-2 halftimelead.
Drake led the way with seven first-half goals on 7-for-9 shooting. She scored Hebron's first goal of the second half to give theVikings a 15-3 lead and surely would have broken Erin Quinn's schoolrecord of eight goals in a game had Hebron coach P. J. Kesmodel not cleared his bench with 20 minutes left in the game.
Suzanne DeHaanscored four goals and had an assist. Christy Duke and Cathy Nelson scored two goals apiece. Lori Pasquantonio added a goal and an assist. Amy Fine had three assists. Andrea Cuzmanes had two assists.
Kirsten Sadler led Centennial with four goals and two assists. Lauren Mooney scored two goals. Heather Saunders scored a goal and added two assists. Sherri Happel, Beth Pressler and Becky Temple each scored once.
Centennial got off to a rough start and went downhill from there.
Drake and DeHaan scored to give Hebron a 2-0 lead three minutesinto the game. Then, Megan McGowan, the Eagles' leading scorer, twisted an ankle at midfield and had to leave the game. If a medical examination reveals a fracture, she could be out for the season.
"That's the best half of lacrosse we've ever played in four years here," said Kesmodel, whose Vikings have averaged 22 goals in three county games. "We had three or four goals where we had four nice passes strungtogether. And we've got kids who can shoot once they get the ball. The key is we got on them quickly with a couple of goals, and we controlled the middle of the field."