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S. Carroll pulls away from Liberty, 7-3 Cavaliers score five times in second half


The South Carroll Cavaliers figured that if they were even at the half with visiting Liberty last night, they could take control from there. They did just that and then some.

The Cavaliers erupted for five straight second-half goals to overwhelm Liberty, 7-3, in Winfield.

South Carroll (6-0) got goals from seven players in beating Liberty (3-4) for the second time in a week.

Last Wednesday, the Cavaliers wore down the Lions in the second half and came away with a one-goal win in Eldersburg.

"We felt pretty good at the half, they just took it to us in the second half. You have to give them a lot of credit, they just kept pounding us," said Liberty coach Chuck Martin. "It all came in tremendous spurts. It was 2-2 at the half, then 3-2 and 4-2 still wasn't bad. Then it went from four to seven with a blink."

South Carroll's cluster of goals started six minutes into the second half when Sara Wachter scored off her own rebound to give the Cavs a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Allison Cavey headed home a Kelly Harmer corner kick to make it 4-2 midway through the half and the Cavaliers scored three times in the last 13 minutes.

"We talked to the kids before the game and said they would have to come out and play with a lot of emotion," South Carroll coach Jim Horn said.

"We felt [Liberty] would have to hold their own in the first half so if we could get ahead of them or stay even, we could be in control. I felt if we could pump one in early in the second half, the dam would break."

Liberty had two one-goal leads in the first half only to see South Carroll answer.

Brigit Becker got the scoring started when she headed home a corner kick 17 minutes in to give the Lions a 1-0 lead.

Thirty seconds later, Stephanie Wilson tied it for the Cavaliers scoring from in close off a low cross from Jamie Baier.

With South Carroll starting goalkeeper Amanda Hughes out of the game after a collision with Liberty's Erica Gordon, the Lions regained the lead. Shanna Ziegenfuss put away a loose ball after reserve goalie Brooke Maynard mishandled it.

Maynard, seeing her first varsity action in goal, played solid the rest of the way with plenty of help from a Cavaliers defense led by Baier and Carrie Tamburo.

Baier, who won last week's game on a late penalty kick, converted another key one late in the first half to get South Carroll even.

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