Liberty just too good to be true in 15-4 rout Girls lacrosse

April 06, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Speed, talent, stickwork, aggressiveness, exceptional goaltending, youth.

You name it, Liberty had it last night.

"I don't think people realize how good we are," said Liberty coach Courtney Vaughan moments after the Lions blitzed Westminster, 15-4, in a Carroll County girls lacrosse game at Liberty.

Vaughan didn't have to do a lot of coaching last night, as the Lions (2-0) jumped on the Owls (1-2) from the start and poured it on throughout the cold spring evening.

Chrissy Primavera and Kim Frey were virtually unstoppable as they combined for 11 goals in the second straight easy win for Liberty.

The Lions opened the season with an 18-4 victory over Glenelg.

Primavera, a senior attacker, had six goals, and Frey, a junior attacker, had five goals and one assist. Megan Horneman, a junior midfielder, added three goals.

Primavera put on a versatile scoring performance in the first half, scoring two goals left-handed and two right-handed to lead Liberty to a 7-1 halftime advantage.

"We teach our players to go both ways," said Vaughan. "Chrissy does it; Megan Horneman can do it, and Amie Rose and Kerry Stossel can go from both sides."

Frey's scoring show was a bit surprising because she didn't start in the opener.

But last night Frey came out with a hot, scoring Liberty's first two goals in the opening eight minutes.

The offensive fireworks overshadowed another strong game in goal by Liberty senior Dani Fostik, who had eight saves and shut out Westminster for the first 20 minutes of the game.

Fostik is in her fourth season as a starter and is considered the top goalkeeper in the county.

Anitha Naganna, a senior attacker, led Westminster with two goals and Tinah Houck and Tiffany Weal each scored once for the Owls.

Westminster just couldn't run with Liberty last night, prompting interim coach Amanda Bodden to promise more hard work for her team.

"We're going to have to work harder," said Bodden. "I was expecting a better game out of us. We had played better against Atholton [10-9 win in overtime] and Centennial [11-8 loss]."

Still Bodden was impressed with Liberty. "They're much faster than we are," she said. "They blew us away."

The two offensive explosions by the three-time defending champ makes the picture look bleak for their foes this season.

"Everybody wants us," said Vaughan. "But I don't see us letting up."

And the Lions should be good for a few more years to come. They started one freshman (Nicole Bengermino), five sophomores, three juniors and three seniors last night.

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