Fallston routs Edgewood, 19-3, to remain unbeaten Girls lacrosse

April 22, 1993|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Contributing Writer

Fallston's girls lacrosse team might be young and rebuilding, but don't tell that to Edgewood.

Yesterday, the Cougars (3-0) rolled past Edgewood, 19-3, in the first Harford County league game for both teams. The host Rams (2-4) fell behind 15-0 and didn't score until the final 15 minutes of the game.

Despite fine defensive efforts from Lisa Fotia and keeper Becky Hoover, the Rams just couldn't keep the Cougars attack players covered.

Fotia had four interceptions, some key ground balls and a blocked shot and Hoover made 13 saves.

But Hoover had the impossible task of facing one wide-open Fallston attacker after another because the defense couldn't keep them covered.

Fallston outshot Edgewood, 41-18, and had no trouble hitting the players often left free in front of the crease.

"That's probably been the most impressive thing I've seen in the two previous games," said Fallston coach Nancy Ferguson, whose squad also has beaten Glenelg, 19-15, and Atholton, 23-12. "We're drawing the double and then finding, a little easier than we have in years past, that open girl."

Against Edgewood, 10 Cougars scored goals.

Jenny Haslbeck and freshman Anne West had four each and freshman Courtney Benner had three. Julie Haire had two and Cindy Jenkins, Jenny Weber, Daina Burton, Krissy Battenfeld, Judy Simon and Dana Dorsey added single goals. Jenkins and Battenfeld also had four assists each.

For the Rams, who are also young, illness and injury have stifled a promising season.

"Every time we bounce back a little bit somebody else gets injured or somebody else gets sick," said Edgewood's first-year coach Michelle McGinley, who was missing two starters yesterday. "Even though we should have played better, when you have to deal with so much adversity every time you turn around, it's hard to keep up."

The Rams' offense had a lot of trouble with Fallston's defense as Jenny Clark, Kathleen Turk and Benner played well early. Jinae Szerensits, Angela Chlumsky and Jenkins did a good job in the second half.

Fallston keeper Susan Hottel shut out the Rams with five saves against 10 first-half shots. Jill Franz came on to stop four of eight in the second half.

The Cougars' midfield defense also looked strong, beating the Rams to the ground balls and coming up with some key interceptions and blocks, but the passing and catching could have been better. Weber and freshman Jodi Taylor were impressive in the second half.

Edgewood finally broke through the Cougars' defense when Angie Eichensehr ran in for a goal with 14:17 left in the game. Jessica Lancaster added the final two Edgewood goals.

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