Hereford trips Dulaney

No. 4 Bulls play stingy on defense in 11-3 victory

Girls lacrosse

April 26, 2002|By Eric Brandner | Eric Brandner,SUN STAFF

Scotty Hanley and Chrissy Rude combined for five first-half goals and No. 4 Hereford cruised to an 11-3 victory over Baltimore County rival Dulaney last night.

The Lions (4-3-1) came to Hereford looking to avenge last year's 10-5 loss they suffered to the Bulls on their home field.

But a stingy Hereford defense sent the Lions home with their second loss to Hereford (8-1) in as many seasons.

"[Our] defense on the settled offense was very strong," said Hereford fifth-year coach Anne Ensor. "They're always a strong team and everyone in the county is strong this year, so you've got to come to play."

The Bulls' defense was nearly impenetrable in the first half, and when Dulaney players did get shots off, William & Mary-bound goalkeeper Kitt Turnbaugh (14 saves) was there to turn them away.

"Something that we've been stressing [is] that we need to talk," Turnbaugh said. "Talking in girls lacrosse is everything."

However, after making saves, Turnbaugh was confronted with a sea of red jerseys camped out in Hereford's defensive zone, looking to pressure the clearing attempt and at times disrupting the Bulls' concentration.

"You come out against a team like Dulaney and they're going to try and pressure you and they're going to try and force those mistakes and they did a good job of that," Ensor said. "Trying to get it out tonight was a ton of trouble."

Hanley completed her hat trick early in the second half before the Lions finally got on the scoreboard. Dulaney sophomore midfielder Alice Hughey put a shot in the lower left corner of the goal with 17:12 remaining to make the score 8-1. The Lions failed to put together any type of run, however.

"We lost a lot of good players last year," Turnbaugh said, "but I think our younger girls have really come in and stepped it up on defense."

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