Lions repeat as county champs

Dulaney 17 Catonsville 10

Girls Lacrosse

May 10, 2006|By KATHERINE DUNN | KATHERINE DUNN,SUN REPORTER

Dulaney's girls lacrosse team repeated as Baltimore County champion yesterday thanks to getting off to a quick start - twice.

The No. 7 Lions scored the first six goals of the game and, after a lengthy second-half injury delay, they scored five in a row. Those runs made the difference as the host Lions defeated Catonsville, 17-10.

After each of those spurts, the Comets (9-4) rallied with their patient settled offense, pulling within three goals at the half and within five with 15:46 left in the game.

Two minutes after Theresa Sweeney cut the margin to 11-6, Lions midfielder Hollis Burman fell hard on her back and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The delay lasted about 35 minutes and the momentum shifted back to the Lions (11-2) with the break.

"I told them before [we resumed play] to maintain focus," Lions coach Kristi Korrow said. "Of course, emotions are running high when you have an injured player, so I just told them to use that and make sure to use it in a positive way."

Korrow said Burman could move her legs and that she expected her to be fine. The junior midfielder got tangled with another player and landed hard on a small plastic cone marking the corner of the field.

Just 21 seconds after play resumed, Mary Heneberry scored the first of five straight Lions goals. Three minutes later, with 10:20 to go, Bridgette Carr gave the Lions a 16-6 lead.

The Comets answered with four straight goals, including two from Katie Rees, but they could get no closer than 16-10.

The Lions made 17 of 26 shots. Heneberry scored five goals, and Kristen Horsman had four goals and four assists. Meghan Frederick added three goals, and keeper McKenzie Worthington made 13 saves.

katherine.dunn@baltsun.com

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