Liberty remains unbeaten in county

Trumbo's seven goals lead Lions past S. Carroll, 21-7

May 02, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Liberty and South Carroll put their undefeated county records on the line last night at Liberty, with underdog South Carroll hoping for a breakthrough victory.

But Liberty (10-2 overall, 7-0 county) was not to be denied. The Lions smashed South Carroll's hope and continued their domination of Carroll County girls lacrosse by clinching at least a tie for the county title, defeating the Cavaliers (8-2, 6-1) handily, 21-7.

The No. 7-ranked Lions, led by Becky Trumbo's seven goals, three assists and her domination of the draw controls, delighted their fans with a runaway victory in which they outshot the Cavaliers 39-18. They captured 24 of 30 draw controls.

"You can't lose when you have the ball," said Lions coach Courtney Vaughn. "We had possession."

Vaughn said it was Trumbo's second game of taking the draw controls.

"I hadn't done them since the sixth grade, and one day at practice I just asked if I could take some and coach liked what she saw," Trumbo said. "We knew this was for the county title and the second seed in the region, so we came out fired up."

After a 2-2 start, the Lions scored the next seven goals.

"We're doing a better job of coming out of the starting gate this year," Vaughn said. "This team is better than last year's - passing it around and looking for each other. Anybody can put it in the cage for us. Everyone has a right and a left, and we help each other whether pressuring the midfield of sliding down low. We are a team."

The South Carroll defense was not up to the task of taking the ball away, or even of slowing repeated drives down the middle of the field by Lions midfielder Lindsay Weiner, who scored three goals and made two assists.

South Carroll's slides failed to materialize, putting tremendous pressure on Cavaliers goalkeeper Sarah Petrella.

"Sarah couldn't stop everything," said a disappointed South Carroll coach Bridget Harris. "Of course we wanted it to be closer, but they were the better team tonight. We didn't play badly, but could have played better. Simple mistakes. Lots of turnovers."

She cited draw controls, ground balls and shot selection as areas her team could have improved upon.

"We're not hanging our heads. We're 8-2 and there's nothing wrong with that," Harris said.

Leah Onda scored two goals and made one assist to lead South Carroll, but was not allowed to dominate as she has in most games this season.

"Laura Sue Cavey denied her the ball," Vaughn said. "We worked on pressure."

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