Perry Hall beats Dulaney again, this time in key league game Girls lacrosse

April 29, 1993|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer

After Perry Hall's girls lacrosse team beat Dulaney by one goal in a non-league game earlier this season, the Gators knew they faced a tough game in their second meeting.

Although they never had a comfortable lead, the Gators again defeated Dulaney yesterday in a league game that may decide the Baltimore County Class 4A-3A title.

Kerri Johnson scored six goals and Amie Stone added three to lead Perry Hall to a 14-9 victory. The Gators (5-1 overall, 5-0 league) are the only unbeaten team in league action.

After the first game, in which the game-winner was scored in the final 45 seconds, the Gators worried a bit about the Dulaney revenge factor.

"A lot of people on the team made comments about that," said Gators defense wing Kathleen Fort. "I think we wanted it more, so we came out at 110 percent."

Dulaney (4-4 overall, 4-1 league), however, didn't make this game much easier for the Gators than the first.

Erin Ward gave the Gators the lead in the first 27 seconds. Running off the draw, she dodged three defenders in front of the crease to score.

Dulaney wasted no time tying it on Betsy Mueller's goal less than a minute later.

Perry Hall had trouble passing the ball out of its defense early, turning the ball over on the next two plays. However, Temille Foster, who finished with 11 saves, sparked the defense with a couple of strong stops, including one on a free position.

Stone broke the tie for the Gators on a free-position shot with 17:25 left. Dulaney's Aimee Vaughan answered with a goal 30 seconds later.

Perry Hall took the lead for good when Karen Bradley rolled the crease and caught a corner with 13:38 to go. After a fine defensive play by Stone, she passed to Kerri Johnson for a long run and a low shot to give Perry Hall a 4-2 lead with 10:43 left.

Dulaney cut the lead to one twice late in the half, but got no closer.

"We realized during the timeout before halftime that it was getting close," said Fort. "That's when everyone pulled together. We came out hustling and passing a lot better. I think that's what made us beat them."

The Gators padded their 6-4 halftime lead with goals by Stone and Johnson to open the second half. Dulaney pulled within three only once the rest of the way.

Vaughan led the Lions with three goals and an assist, and Bosley and Jen Bacon added two goals each. Julie Easter had 10 saves.

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