Mount de Sales holds off Atholton, 9-8 Girls lacrosse

April 09, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Mount de Sales coach Bill Held says his undefeated girls lacrosse team, playing its third game in as many days, appeared tired against Atholton in the first round of the Arundel spring tournament yesterday in Gambrills.

Yet Mount de Sales (8-0) still won, 9-8, against Atholton (0-3).

In the other first-round game, Arundel routed Joppatowne, 15-3.

Mount de Sales faces Arundel in the championship game tomorrow at noon; Atholton plays Joppatowne in the consolation game at 10 a.m.

Amy Buck led the Sailors with three goals and an assist. Giovanna Webster contributed two goals.

"We knew we were going to be a little tired," said Held, whose team beat No. 9 Seton Keough, 9-5, on Tuesday for the first time in threeyears.

"Today we were down and slow like a tired horse. If we had a couple of days' rest, we could have beaten them by seven to 10 goals."

Atholton's Allison Valentino scored four goals. Joy Gilbert and Carey Long had two apiece.

The Sailors led 9-5 with 8:13 remaining.

After Mount de Sales put several reserves into the game in the final two minutes, Atholton trimmed the deficit to two.

Held returned the starters, and Gilbert scored with four seconds remaining on a free-position shot to make it 9-8. The clock expired after the next draw.

In the other game, Arundel rebounded from an 11-8 loss Mondayto No. 7 Broadneck.

The Wildcats dominated, taking 44 shots and scoring four goals in the first nine minutes.

"I think we played well from the start," Arundel coach Christine Fellona said. "I knew from the first draw, it would be a good game for us."

Joppatowne, which starts eight sophomores, was missing its starting goalkeeper, Karen Lemley, because of a broken thumb, and two other starters are away for Easter.

Arundel's Heather Sinclair opened the scoring with an unassisted goal 31 seconds into play and the Wildcats scored 21 seconds later.

The Wildcats boosted their lead to 4-1 when Michelle Hanie scored with 16:53 remaining in the first half, and Arundel added four goals in the last 1:03 for a 10-1 halftime lead. Julie Benoit and Sinclair had hat tricks.

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