Liberty ties school mark for goals in 19-9 victory Girls lacrosse

April 15, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Liberty's girls lacrosse team continued to rack up some incredible scoring totals last night.

The unbeaten Lions had no mercy on an outclassed North Carroll squad and rolled to a 19-9 victory in what has traditionally been an intense rivalry.

Just last season, the Panthers stunned the favored Lions, 14-13, in overtime in an opening-round 2A regional game.

But Liberty (4-0) made certain North Carroll (1-3) didn't pull off another upset last night by scoring the game's first six goals in a little more than 10 minutes.

The Panthers rallied briefly for three straight goals to reduce the Lions' advantage to 6-3 with 11:23 left in the first half.

That proved to be the last time North Carroll was in the game, as Liberty ran away to a 12-5 halftime lead.

Liberty has outscored four opponents 68-28 this season and tied a school record last night for most goals in a game. The Lions' mark was set in a 19-2 romp in 1988 over North Carroll.

Liberty coach Courtney Vaughan admitted her team was going for the school single-game scoring record.

"At halftime, we told our players we wanted to score in the 20s and hold them under 10," said Vaughan.

When Chrissy Primavera scored with two minutes left in the game to make it 19-9, Vaughan shouted encouragement to her players to "break the record now. You've only tied it."

North Carroll coach Stacey Abeles said she wasn't disappointed by Liberty's attempts to roll up the score in the final minutes.

"I think they have a good, strong team and they're much quicker than we are," said Abeles. "We're rebuilding and we have a lot of injuries. Our goalkeeper [Carrie Hale] is out for the season with a broken nose and we have a starting defender [Maria Cashman] out with a broken hand. We only had one sub tonight.

"It comes down to experience, throwing and catching, and they were better than us in those categories. I was pleased we cut it to 6-3 in the first half."

Primavera led Liberty with seven goals, increasing her season total to 21.

Kym Frey had three goals and three assists for the Lions, giving her 13 goals and five assists.

Amie Rose and Nathalie Skovron also scored three times for Liberty, and Lions senior goalkeeper Dani Fostik had nine saves.

North Carroll was paced by Tammy Giffi's four goals and two each by Laura Burkhouse and Kerry Gambrill.

"We were rushing things a little too much and we need to work on our passing game," Vaughan said. "The second time around against the county teams might be a little harder because they're all going to be out to beat us."

Liberty had trounced Westminster, 15-4, and knocked out South Carroll, 16-10, before last night's rout. Francis Scott Key doesn't have a lacrosse team.

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