Century moves past Liberty into region semis, 13-6

2A-1A West girls lacrosse

High Schools

May 16, 2004|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Century wasn't too happy with its play against Liberty on Wednesday, even though the Knights emerged with the victory and the Carroll County girls lacrosse championship.

When the No. 11 Knights met Liberty again in yesterday's Class 2A-1A West region quarterfinal, they took control early, running up as much as a 10-goal lead and cruising to a 13-6 victory. The Knights will meet the Rockville-Poolesville winner in a Monday semifinal.

"This game, we played a lot better as a team," said midfielder Kelly Kasper, who scored three goals. "Today, we just came out fired up. Last game, we weren't fired up at all."

The host Knights (13-2) were up 4-0 in less than four minutes yesterday. Megan McGuire had two of her game-high five goals and an assist in that blitz.

The Lions (8-6) appeared ready to bounce back when Sue Ackermann fed Kelly Davis with a high pass from behind the goal and Davis fired it into the high right corner. The rest of the half, however, goalie Ashley Benitez shut down Liberty.

The senior goalie finished with nine saves -- five against free-position shots.

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