Bulls weather Generals for sixth regional crown

Varsity No. 15 Hereford 15, Towson 5

May 16, 2008|By Stefen Lovelace | Stefen Lovelace,Sun Reporter

The No. 15 Hereford boys lacrosse team is good enough to hang with most teams in the metro area. It looked like weather would be the Bulls' toughest opponent in their quest for their first regional championship since 2003.

Due to rain, the Bulls were forced to play three games in three nights against quality opponents. They beat Franklin (10-4) on Tuesday in the quarterfinals, Fallston (11-4) on Wednesday in the semifinals and had to face Towson last night in Parkton.

There was no sign of fatigue in the Bulls though, as they rolled to a 15-5 victory.

"I was seriously very worried about playing three teams of the caliber of Franklin, Fallston and Towson," Hereford coach Carl Runk said. "You play three teams in a row, three days in a row, and you play with the ability and the tenacity that our kids showed. Our kids did a super job."

The win captured the 3A-2A North title and was Hereford's sixth regional championship. It will play Kent Island of Queen Anne's County on Saturday at Annapolis at a time yet to be determined.

The score was tied at 2 midway through the first quarter, but then Hereford went off. Kris Pederson (three goals) scored with 3:15 left to break the tie and Trey Hilberg (four goals, two assists) found a cutting Billy Stafford in front of the net for a 4-2 lead going into the second.

Hereford added three goals in the second quarter and opened the third quarter with two goals.

stefen.lovelace@baltsun.com

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