C. Buck scores 8 in Sailors' win

April 12, 1995|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer

If there was any remaining doubt that Mount de Sales' Christy Buck had emerged from her sister Amy's shadow, she removed it yesterday.

Christy, a junior who's a year younger and a few inches shorter than Amy, scored eight goals in No. 3 Mount de Sales' 14-5 victory over Severn (3-5). The decision raised the Sailors' record to 8-0 going into Tuesday's game against Garrison Forest in what coach Bill Held calls a "big showdown."

Severn's Kate Graw scored the game's first goal, but Christy then went on her first tear, scoring the next four and one more later in the first half for a 6-3 lead. She added four in the second half, while Amy finished with three goals and two assists.

"Mount de Sales is the best I've seen this year," said Severn coach Michele Albert, noting that her team also has lost to No. 9 St. Mary's, No. 5 Roland Park, No. 13 Notre Dame Prep and No. 10 Maryvale. "No one else compares. I was very impressed with the way they play."

Even with her scoring outburst, Christy, whose nickname is Cricket, is second with 29 goals behind Amy (34) on the team's list. Lisa Banbury, who had one goal yesterday, is third with 25.

"Cricket was in Amy's shadow until this year," Held said. "She's had two or three big games. Actually, she started coming out of the shadow in the Mount Hebron tournament last year. We beat No. 1 Mount Hebron, which had won 39 straight, in the morning and Liberty in the afternoon and Cricket had three or four goals in each game."

Amy, a senior who's bound for Towson State, is convinced her sister is en route to a prosperous season. Indeed, she says, the entire attack is.

"The attack is focused on ball control," Amy said. "Today, Christy was especially. We want to keep our ranking up; we went from No. 4 last week to No. 3.

Said Cricket, "We're trying to take all games seriously and focus on good passing, catching and getting ground balls. Once I got momentum today, I got more and more excited."

Severn came into the game "needing a big win -- like today," Albert said. She was frustrated by the Admirals' lack of consistency and inability to put together a strong game from start to finish.

"As bad as that score sounds, at least we had intensity," Albert said. "I'm not that discouraged."

This is the first and only year at Severn for Albert, who is getting married in June. She replaced Cathy Carper, athletic director Fred Hewitt's daughter, who left after last season to have a baby. "So we're in the market again for a coach," Hewitt said.

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