Liberty girls pick up steam, win 26-1

Lions pound Damascus, will face North Carroll

Lacrosse

High Schools

May 14, 2000|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

It's hard to please coach Courtney Vaughn.

Vaughn's 13th-ranked Liberty girls lacrosse team won its second straight Class 4A-3A North regional game in overwhelming fashion, a 26-1 pounding of visiting Damascus in Eldersburg yesterday.

Senior attack Michelle Allen led 11 different Lions players in scoring with five goals and four assists, and sophomore midfielder Lindsay Weiner and sophomore attack Becky Trumbo each contributed a hat trick and three assists to help Liberty improve to 13-2.

But Vaughn said she is concerned with the lack of defensive strategies in yesterday's contest and in a 29-1 rout of Frederick on Thursday."It's nice to see everybody score, but we're not getting the kind of defensive pressure that we're going to see down the road," Vaughn said.

The Lions will play host to county rival North Carroll tomorrow at 5 p.m.

North Carroll 11, South Carroll 6: Senior attack Jill Pyzik and junior midfielder Erin Lamotte each recorded a hat trick to help the host Panthers win their second Class 4A-3A North game in Hampstead.

North Carroll (11-3) also received goals from senior attack Erin Cullison and sophomore attacks Maria Humphries and Lauren Therit to compensate for the absence of junior midfielder and leading scorer Lacey Hentz, who was ejected from the game for receiving two yellow cards with about five minutes left in the first half.

Junior attack Leah Onda and sophomore midfielder Jen Kasper tallied two goals apiece for the Cavaliers (7-7).

Boys lacrosse

Liberty 11, Walbrook 3: Eight different Lions scored, but Liberty's defense was the hero in the Class 4A-3A North quarterfinal win in Eldersburg.

The Lions (9-5) limited Warriors senior attack Floyd Pompey, who had scored 62 goals, to just two goals yesterday.

Liberty sophomore attack Chuck Henn led all scorers with three goals, and junior attack Steve Freedman registered two goals and four assists.

The Lions will play host to River Hill tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

River Hill 14, South Carroll 5: Senior midfielder Justin Clark scored a game-high seven goals as the Hawks ousted the visiting Cavaliers in a Class 4A-3A North quarterfinal in Columbia.

Yale-bound Scott Kenworthy, a senior attack, recorded two goals and three assists, and Clark's younger brother, Jon, a junior midfielder, had a hat trick as River Hill improved to 11-3.

Senior attack Jesse Buppert and senior midfielder Danny Stansbury each scored two goals for South Carroll (8-6).

Francis Scott Key 18, Bethesda-Chevy Chase 5: Senior midfielder Sean Todd led all scorers with six goals and five assists as the host Eagles breezed past their Montgomery County opponents in a Class 3A-2A-1A quarterfinal.

Senior attack Nathan Krida registered five goals and two assists, and senior attack Justin Merson recorded two goals and three assists for Key (9-7), which will meet either Linganore or Walkersville.

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