Liberty bursts to win over Cavs

April 08, 1994|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun

Liberty only played well in spurts on offense last night, which coach Courtney Vaughn did not like. What she did like, however, is what the Lions did during those spurts.

Kym Frey scored six goals and Nathalie Skovron and Megan Horneman added three apiece as No. 7 Liberty got most of its goals in short bursts but still scored a 17-10 victory over host South Carroll in a Carroll County game.

Liberty (6-1, 2-0) opened the scoring with three goals in 92 seconds. The Lions added two goals in 97 seconds a little later in the half to stretch their lead to 6-2.

To cap off the half, Liberty notched two goals in 43 seconds. The Lions then scored two goals just 20 seconds apart early in the second half, and they later posted two scores 24 seconds apart.

Vaughn liked how well her high-powered offense played. She just wanted to see a little more of it.

"We played in spurts," said Vaughn. "We need to keep the intensity going for the entire game, not in spurts."

Several times the Lions appeared on the verge of blowing the game open. The Lions twice had seven-goal leads early in the second half.

South Carroll (1-3, 0-1) kept climbing back in, however, led by Tracie DiDio (four goals), Erin Windsor (two goals, two assists) and Melissa Gettemy (two goals).

Most of the Liberty goals were similar. The Lions either had fast breaks capped by long runs and crisp passes or they scored from the doorstep.

That's how the game began. Skovron took a pass from Amy Wedeking, dodged a defender and scored with 20:22 left in the first half.

Skovron scored again 25 seconds later off a perfect Horneman feed after the Lions won the draw.

Horneman and Skovron -- both of whom had an assist -- hooked up again 67 seconds later.

The Lions again won the ensuing draw, again started a fast break and again scored when Skovron fed Horneman, who put it in from close range for a 3-0 lead.

"Once we get the defense beat, then we take off," said Frey. "We have a lot of help on attack lately."

This game was no different as seven Lions scored goals and six registered assists.

Amie Rose added two goals for the Lions, while Amy North, Carey Epler and Debbi Bourke added one apiece.

Not being able to focus on a few hurts opposition defenses, which is what happened to South Carroll. Liberty simply had too many weapons.

"The nice thing is you can't key on one player," said Vaughn. "We've got [several] who can put the ball in the cage."

South Carroll coach Stacy Stem liked her team's effort. The Cavaliers, who got a nice game from goalie Erin Nauyalis (16 saves), did not quit.

The Cavaliers never let the Lions score more than two goals in a row. The problem for South Carroll was that Liberty kept doing just that.

"They are quick," said Stem. "If you've got speed and you can catch and throw like they do, it's tough to beat."

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