By Tom Worgo, email@example.com
12:20 AM EDT, September 6, 2012
You want offense? Check out Garrison Forest. The Grizzlies have scored nine goals in their first two games.
Their latest victim, St. Paul's School for Girls, received a dose of Garrison Forest's strong offense Wednesday, when the Grizzlies rolled to a 5-0 victory in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference opener for both schools in Brooklandville.
Garrison Forest opened the season with a 4-0 victory over Century five days ago.
Grizzlies' senior forward Brooke Adler powered her team in the rout of St. Paul's (0-1) by scoring three first-half goals.
"Brooke had three amazing goals," Garrison Forest co coach Leigh McDonald Hall said of Adler, who will play field hockey at the University of Maryland next year. "She really finished."
The Grizzlies were awarded a penalty stroke about six minutes into play when goalie Lucas Carrera fell covered the ball up.
Adler converted by beating Carrera (13 saves) on a shot to the left corner.
Adler gave Garrison a 2-0 lead when she slapped Erica Marshall's feed into the back of cage with 18:18 remaining.
"It took us a little bit of time to get those goals," McDonald Hall said. "I felt we were not being as aggressive as we could be. Then we got a rhythm going. Our plays were working and we were getting the ball moved around."
Adler finished the first-half scoring with 6:47 left. Bayley Jarrett and Megan Rossi also had goals.