Mount Hebron eases past South Carroll, 16-10

March 26, 1994|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer

How can Mount Hebron be No. 2 to anybody?

That was the burning question last night as the second-ranked ** Vikings defeated 12th-ranked South Carroll, 16-10, in a girls lacrosse game that was basically over at halftime.

Mount Hebron flashed all the skills any girls lacrosse team could want in the first half, rolling to a 16-2 lead that enabled Vikings coach P. J. Kesmodel to go the entire second half with mostly reserves.

With the likes of Mount Hebron attackers Dani Vissers and Cathy Nelson and starting goalkeeper Jen Brooks on the bench in the second half, South Carroll was able to rally to make the final score more respectable for the home team.

Vissers scored eight goals and had one assist in the first half, and Nelson had two goals and three assists in the first 25 #F minutes.

Vissers and Nelson, a first-team All-Metro choice last season, met very little resistance from the Cavaliers' defense before taking point-blank aim on South Carroll goalkeeper Erin Nauyalis.

Mount Hebron scored four goals before South Carroll even touched the ball in the first 7:40.

The Vikings were taller, more talented, faster, better passers, and had far superior stickwork.

"They sure had everything to really make us look bad," said South Carroll attacker Melissa Gettemy.

"What can you say about Mount Hebron?" said South Carroll coach Stacy Stem. "They looked invincible tonight. They're the best team we play, that's for sure."

Kesmodel led the skeptics who questioned how Severna Park, the four-time defending Class 3A-4A champion, could be ranked ahead of his Mount Hebron team.

"I thought we were better than they were last year and I think we're better this season," said Kesmodel, whose team won the last two 1A-2A state championships and has moved up to 3A-4A. "Our kids are tougher than Severna Park's. We practice harder than they do. People are shocked that we practice on Saturdays. They [Severna Park] have 100 kids out for the team every year who have played junior league lacrosse. We have to teach most of our girls how to play the game."

Kesmodel said a better picture of who is the best girls team in the area will be determined today during a lacrosse play day that will involve Mount Hebron, Severna Park, No. 3 Roland Park, No. 5 Annapolis and No. 8 Broadneck.

Joining in the offensive fun for the Vikings last night was Jen Stocker (two goals, two assists), Lynette Chastant (two goals, one assist) and Erin McGinnis (two goals).

For South Carroll, Tracie DiDio and Erin Windsor each had three goals and Gettemy, Carli Benham, Pam Dempsey and Katie Rockwell each scored once.

Stem said: "My kids didn't give up even though we were much smaller. We could have used Allison Cain [sophomore attacker out with a knee injury] because she is tall [5-10]."

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