Mt. Hebron earns 11th final, trounces Catonsville, 19-5

4 goals for Waagbo, Dutch

Bosica dishes six assists

Class 3A-2A girls lacrosse

High School

May 18, 2002|By Kevin Van Valkenburg | Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF

For the 11th straight year, Mount Hebron's girls lacrosse team advanced to the state final, earning a berth last night with a convincing 19-5 win over Catonsville in the Class 3A-2A state semifinal at Annapolis High.

Things went about as expected for the Vikings, even though they did show some signs of letdown after a 11-7 victory over rival Liberty on Wednesday. The desire to chase a sixth consecutive state championship, however, was enough motivation for the Vikings to finish off the Comets.

"We've had a lot of success, and sometimes it can get repetitive," said Mount Hebron senior Maria Bosica. "But we've really tried to emphasize this year to savor and celebrate each victory. We're going to play our hearts out, no matter who we're playing."

If one person often goes unnoticed in the Vikings' offensive juggernaut, it's Bosica. But the playmaker showed her value against the Comets, getting assists on six goals by five teammates.

"When we run our offense, it's kind of hard to beat us," said Mount Hebron coach Brooke Kuhl-McClelland.

The game was close for a few minutes in the early going, when Catonsville's Tricia O'Connell scored to cut into a 2-0 Mount Hebron lead. But from there, it was all Vikings.

Kristen Waagbo scored four times and had two assists, Lindsey Dutch scored four goals, Melissa McCarthy had three scores and Karen Long, two.

"We were just trying to keep up the intensity after we got off to a rough start," Bosica said. "Even at halftime, we talked about coming out and playing hard."

Mount Hebron scored 10 straight goals at one point to take a 12-1 lead before Catonsville got back-to-back scores by Claire Cunniff and Joanna Popp to mount a small rally. But even Mount Hebron's subs got in on the act as the Vikings extended their lead with goals from Kelyn Laws and Katrina McGowen.

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