When Amy Willis scored River Hill's first goal with 11: 28 left in yesterday's game against visiting Mount Hebron, she fell to the ground and didn't move.
She wasn't hurt. "I was just like, 'Thank you.' I wanted to score so bad," said Willis, who wanted the moment to last a bit longer, which was understandable considering the Hawks trailed by 17 at the time.
River Hill got another goal from Hope Zelinger, but that was it. Sixth-ranked Mount Hebron dominated in every way and routed the outmanned Hawks, 20-2.
Ten Vikings scored, led by Lauren Kickham and Kristin Marshall, who each had four goals, and Polly Purcell, who had three goals and three assists. The Vikings are 7-3 overall and 5-0 in the county.
"We thought we would score more goals but it didn't happen," Willis said. "We tried our hardest. We're disappointed but we've got to leave that game on the field and play better in our next game."
River Hill (6-2, 4-1) plays at Centennial (7-2, 6-0) on Tuesday. Two days later, Centennial travels to Mount Hebron in a game that will determine the county title.
After Saturday's 13-7 loss to St. Mary's, Mount Hebron coach Chris Robinson started five new players in the team's 21-2 victory Tuesday over Glenelg.
"I don't think we were playing with the type of intensity we needed," said Robinson, who inserted Jill Carr, Elisabeth Eberhart, Bridget Frande, Carey Zinkand and Julie Scurachio into the starting lineup. "Some people were taking their starting positions for granted."
Robinson said the replaced starters have "done all the right things" and likely will start again.
Pub Date: 4/24/98