Goal-happy South River dismantles Old Mill, 19-7

Eight players score at least once for No. 14 Seahawks

High Schools

Girls lacrosse

March 27, 2002|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

The Old Mill girls lacrosse team longs to be mentioned as one of the elite programs in Anne Arundel County.

No. 14 South River showed the Patriots how much further they have to go to reach that stage as the Seahawks handed out a 19-7 thrashing in Edgewater last night.

Eleven different players registered at least a point and eight scored a goal or more for South River, which has found its offensive rhythm in just its second game of the season.

"We've played a lot of lacrosse together," said sophomore attack Frannie Sullivan, who posted a game-high four goals and an assist. "We know where we're going to pass the ball and we know where we're going to be to catch it. We just expect it."

Senior midfielder Evelyn Long paced the Seahawks (2-0, 1-0 county) with three goals and nine assists. A trio of sophomores - attack Lauren Disharoon and midfielders Kim Kontson and Jen May - also contributed three goals each.

South River coach Kim McNemar said she wasn't surprised to see her squad torch the opposing nets for 35 goals in two games.

"We have so many people who can score," McNemar said. "You can't key on any one person. That's an asset for us."

The Seahawks - who moved up to the Class 4A-3A level after winning the 3A-2A East Regional title and reaching the state final last season - raced to a 4-0 lead less than five minutes into the game off two goals each from Long and Disharoon.

Old Mill rebounded, exchanging goals with South River and trailing by 8-4 with 10:45 left in the first half.

But May and Sullivan chipped in two goals each to start a 6-1 run that helped the Seahawks enjoy a 14-5 advantage at halftime.

South River sealed the victory by scoring the first four goals of the second half.

Junior attack Stephanie Shores recorded a hat trick for Old Mill (1-2, 1-1), but coach Vern Hines said his team is still chasing the upper-echelon lacrosse schools in the county.

"We gave three or four balls away, and if you make mistakes against a team like South River, you lose," he said. "I think that has to do with their experience and confidence."

Confidence is not a problem for the Seahawks, who felt slighted that Broadneck, Severna Park and Annapolis were awarded higher rankings in The Sun's preseason poll.

"We're a team to be dealt with," Long said. "We're not going to let up. We're setting out to prove that we're one of the top teams in the county."

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