Jen Giles had five goals and Sam Brookhart added four as Mt. Hebron defeated Wilde Lake, 16-2, at Cedar Lane Park.
Mt. Hebron was slow to start thanks in part to Wilde Lake’s double-team defense.
“My defense played their hearts out and came up with big caused turnovers,” said Wilde Lake coach Davia Procida. “Eolandae Brown came up with huge saves and we possessed the ball for a lot longer than the score may show. It is evident that these girls are improving every day.”
Grayson Corbett scored both Wilde Lake goals unassisted.
“We were glad to get this game in ….Now we are gearing up for River Hill on Thursday,” said Mt. Hebron coach Trish Derwart.
Mt. Hebron 16, Wilde Lake 2
Goals: MH – Jen Giles 5, Sam Brookhart 4, Chachi Kelehan 2, Jamie Schwartz, Amanda Steinmuller, Lauren Schaaf, Meghan Doherty, Haley Sutton. WL – Grayson Corbett 2.
Assists: MH – Jamie Schwartz 3, Chachi Kelehan, Sam Brookhart, Meghan Doherty, Jen Giles. WL – none
Saves: MH – Maddy Fisher 3, Caitlin Moynihan 4. WL – Eolandae Brown 9, Hutchinson 5.
Halftime: Mt. Hebron, 9-0.
Centennial 18, Long Reach 8
Centennial coach Rachel Lenzo knew it was going to happen and she thought she had her girls prepared. They weren’t quite ready.
Long Reach had a 3-0 lead before the Eagles got their first goal March 26 in a game played a Bland Air Park.
“I knew Long Reach was going to come out and fight for it,” Lenzo said. “I told my team (before the game) that we have an X on our backs and they are going to try to come out after us.”
In the end, though, it was Centennial that prevailed, 18-8.
Almost single handedly, Devin McIntyre got her team back in the game. The Centennial freshman scored her team’s first three goals and assisted on its fourth as the Eagles closed the gap.
“I wanted to win and you have to put the ball in the net to win,” McIntyre said.
Centennial’s Alicia Hsieh’s tally tied the score 5-all.