Four Harford County girls lacrosse teams played their way Monday into region championship games Monday. Wins by C. Milton Wright and North Harford in 2A-3A North and wins by Fallston and Havre de Grace in 1A-2A South have set up a pair of region title games today (Wednesday), right here in the county.
CMW will host North Harford in a 4 p.m. rematch, while Fallston will host Havre de Grace. Game time is to be announced.
CMW's win, 17-12, came over a tough and visiting Hereford club. The Mustangs (15-1) led 7-6 at the half.
"Hereford came with a great game plan as I expected since they have an excellent coaching staff. Their girls executed well and put themselves in positions to be successful," CMW head coach Brent Ritz said. "Lauren Haggerty really made a difference in the game, turning the momentum by winning 10 draws in the game. We really closed the first half on a positive note causing a few turnovers and finally taking a lead before the half."
Abby Smucker scored five goals to guide the Mustangs and Kaitlan Moynihan scored four. Maggie Gallagher and Katie Burgee had two goals each and single goals were netted by Haley Alexander, Haley Matthai, Brooke Williams and Lauren Haggerty.
Smucker and Moynihan also had two assists apiece. Williams and Haggerty had one each.
CMW played two goalies with each, Katelyn Miller and Alexis Strouse, making two saves.
Hawks rout Mavericks
North Harford's win was a lopsided one in which the Hawks dusted off visiting Eastern Tech, 18-2.
The Hawks (12-2) win was highlighted by Emily Clark's six-goal, two-assist effort. Maddie Dolinar added four goals and two assists, while Katie Clark and Jenn Doering also posted multiple goals with two each.
Cougars best Huskies
Fallston picked up its win at home, knocking off county foe Patterson Mill, 14-10.
Caroline English, Rachel Barile and Kayla Reilly pumped in four goals apiece to pace the Cougars (9-7), who led at the half, 8-5.
Logan Gasior and Emily Scranton each had single goals, while English, Gasior and Katie Donhauser each had assists.
Patterson Mill scoring was led by Gabby Vujanic and EJ Karwatka, with three goals and two assists each. Sam Herman added two goals and one assist and Allie Poust and Amy Bednarek both had single goals.
Mariel Castronova and Megan Wedekind had one assist each for the Huskies (8-9).
Cougars goalie Erika Wright made six saves and Huskies keeper Erin Dent finished with five.
Warriors beat Panthers
Havre de Grace's win came at Perryville, where the Warriors came away with an 8-4 win.
Margaret Stump led the way with two goals and one assist and Haley Dean added two goals.