In 2 OTs, Glenelg beats Hebron for first time

Glenelg 14 No. 6 Mount Hebron 11

Girls Lacrosse

April 26, 2008|By Todd Karpovich | Todd Karpovich,Special to The Sun

Girls lacrosse In the second overtime and her lacrosse team leading by two over No. 6 Mount Hebron, Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid clutched her hands and stared at a clock that never seemed to move fast enough to get her team to a historic victory.

The Gladiators, however, did hold on for the 14-11 win, its first over chief rival Mount Hebron. The Glenelg girls overcame a four-goal halftime deficit and then dominated the overtime on the back of Kristy Black, who scored three of her six goals after regulation.

"These kids knew they could play with [Mount Hebron]," Kincaid said. "We are just trying to do the right things. At halftime, I told them it was time to put up or shut up. They have been talking a long time how they could do this, but they were acting scared and throwing the ball away."

Glenelg trailed 5-1 entering the second half, but it stormed back with two goals by Alayna Markwordt (four goals) and one by Brie Kitchelt to cut the lead to 6-4 with 13:24 left in the game. The teams traded goals in the final five minutes and finished regulation tied at 10.

The Gladiators (6-3 overall, 6-0 league) took control in the first extra period as Black scored twice and Lauren Giraldi once for a 13-10 lead. Hebron's Monica Zabel scored with 1:30 left in the second overtime, but Black scored again in the closing seconds.

"This was our main goal. We knew we were just as good as Hebron," Black said. "We have broken down their films, and this was our year to beat them."

The past month has been especially unkind to the Mount Hebron (8-3, 5-3). In that span, the Vikings lost to a Maryland team for the first time since 1998 and suffered their first setback in Howard County league play in 18 years.

Ashley Bruns had four goals for Mount Hebron.

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