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Dulaney overwhelms Meade in field hockey playoff opener

Dulaney took the first of what it hopes is four necessary steps to a Class 4A state title Thursday, as the second-seeded Lions dominated visiting and seventh-seeded Meade, 9-0, in a North Region quarterfinal.

The Lions will host the Old Mill-Glen Burnie winner Monday at 3:30 p.m in a semifinal.

"It looks favorable for us," Dulaney coach Kenda Zeller said of a potential victory Monday. 

Senior defender Emily Edington led Dulaney with three goals and junior attackers Amica Phillips and Kati Williams scored two goals apiece.

"I was happy that they were scoring, moving the ball and able to communicate with each other," Zeller said. "I still think they can work harder in future games. They still have more offenisve potential."

Williams got the Lions (9-5) rolling 2:49 into play when she got behind the defense and beat sophomore goalie Tianna Johnson (18) saves.

Baltimore County runner-up Dulaney had three penalty corners before Lauren Batlas pounced on a rebound and made it 2-0 with 23:21 remaining.

Edington finished the Lions' first-half scoring.

One of her teammates hit the post, but she was in great position to get the rebound and fire a shot past Johnson.    

Edington and Phillips scored two goals each in the second half and Williams and Noelle Buchko each added one. 

Dulaney held a 22-0 advantage in penalty corners and 33-0 in shots.

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