Hebron takes 11th region girls lacrosse title in row Vikings bury Centennial in 2nd half, romp 22-6

Howard roundup

May 14, 1998|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Something had to change.

"We pretty much agreed that we needed to hustle more in the second half," said Mount Hebron's Tracey Bounds. "Everybody knew we weren't playing up to our potential."

The Vikings turned things around quickly and impressively yesterday. Leading by four goals at halftime, Mount Hebron scored eight unanswered goals to begin the second half -- three in the first 65 seconds -- and routed host Centennial, 22-6, in the girls Class 1A-2A South region lacrosse final yesterday at Centennial.

The region title was sixth-ranked Mount Hebron's 11th straight. The Vikings, also winners of five state titles, including last year's Class 3A-4A championship, will play North Harford in a state semifinal tomorrow night or Saturday at Howard High.

Mount Hebron coach Chris Robinson attributed his team's second-half resurgence to "a combination of things. We picked up our intensity quite a bit and our depth wore them down."

Bounds led the Vikings with five goals (four in the first half), and Julie Scurachio and Lauren Kickham each had four. All of Kickham's goals came in the 8-0 run that began the second half and gave the Vikings a 17-5 lead with 12: 28 to play.

Kristen Dinisio scored Centennial's only second-half goal before the Vikings tallied the last five.

Centennial's Nickie Jordan, who coached her final game yesterday for the Eagles, said Mount Hebron's quick second-half start was difficult to overcome.


Wilde Lake's Lauryn Taubman and Mount Hebron's Katie Long, the top two seeds, respectively, will play for the girls singles championship at 3 p.m. today at Wilde Lake Tennis Club. Taubman hasn't lost a game in three matches.

Both boys singles semifinal matches will resume today at one set apiece. Centennial's Babar Sultan is facing Glenelg's Justin Benoliel, and Centennial's Charles Lin is going against Wilde Lake's Ari Zweig. The title match will follow the semifinals.

In girls doubles, River Hill's Marielle Proia and Devon Humphries, who knocked out the top-seeded entry in the quarterfinals, will play Mount Hebron twins Divya and Deepa Chandran. In boys doubles, Mount Hebron's John White and Stan Rajakumar will meet Chanu Rhee and Zach Heidepriem of River Hill in the final.

Top-seeded Kristy Stutz and Shomik Das of Atholton has reached the mixed doubles final. The other semifinal between Oakland Mill's Joo Cho and Shruti Saini and Wilde Lake's Kathryn Jaller and Stephen DeVito will resume today in the second set.

Pub Date: 5/14/98

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