(Brian Krista, Patuxent Publishing / April 22, 2013)

North Harford kept its UCBAC Chesapeake (upper) Division girls lacrosse title run alive Monday with an impressive 18-2 win over visiting Havre de Grace.

Led by Morgan Knox (four goals, three assists) and Emily Clark (four goals, two assists), the Hawks (4-0 league, 7-1 overall) placed eight players in the scoring column.

Julia Schrof added two goals and two assists and Leah Monticello had two goals and one assist. Jen Doering and Sophie Crowther also scored two goals each, while Maddy Dolinar and Shelby Mitchell had solo goals.

North Harford played two goalies with Haley Ensor and Nicole Hinkle each making two saves.


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Havre de Grace (1-4 league, 4-5 overall) goals were scored by Colleen McCormick and Margaret Stump, both unassisted.

Warrior goalie Abbie Blessing finished with four saves.

Mustangs rebound well

After running its unbeaten streak to eight games, C. Milton Wright lost its first game Saturday, but rebounded well with a win Monday, hosting and beating Hereford, 14-11, Monday in non-league play.

In Monday's game, Maggie Gallagher and Katie Burgee scored four goals apiece to lead the Mustangs (9-1). Haley Matthai and Brooke Williams each scored two goals, while Abby Smucker and Julia O'Mara added single goals.

Smucker, Burgee, Haley Alexander and O'Mara also had assists.

CMW goalie Alexis Strouse had eight saves. The Mustangs led 9-3 at the half.

CMW's unbeaten streak ended at eight games Saturday when the Mustangs were edged by host St. Paul's, 10-9, in a non-league contest.

"A very hard fought game. We try to challenge ourselves with our out-of-conference opponents and St. Paul's was one of them," CMW head coach Brent Ritz said. "It was a tight game from start to finish but St. Paul's ability to control possession throughout the game was the difference. They kept us from winning loose balls on our defensive end, something we typically do very well. Playing a very clean game without many turnovers allowed them to end up on top today."

Gallagher led the Mustangs efforts, scoring four goals, while Kaitlan Moynihan netted a pair of goals. Lauren Haggerty, Haley Alexander and Matthai also scored.

Moynihan dished out three assists and Brooke Williams and Haggerty each had one assist.

Strouse finished with five saves for CMW, which trailed 5-4 at the half.

CMW won its eighth in a row Thursday evening, when the Mustangs cruised past visiting North East, 16-2, in an UCBAC Chesapeake Division game.

The Mustangs had the game under control by the half, leading at the break, 13-2. The Mustangs are 3-0 in league action.

Gallagher led the offense, scoring five goals. Williams added three goals and Alexander scored twice. The Mustangs also got single goals from Smucker, Renee Landis, Burgee, Matthai, Lauren Cavanaugh and Alyssa Austen.

CMW also had a number of assists, led by Matthai's three and Landis' three. Williams, Austen, Kaitlan Moynihan and Smucker all had two assists. Burgee had one.