Francis Scott Key senior Stacey Greene rattled off the ingredients needed to be a successful goal scorer in field hockey.
"A lot of it is speed. You also have to have a hard shot and good sense of direction as to where the goal is. And you have to be able to hit the ball on the run," she said.
Greene, last year's Carroll County Player of the Year, has been an authority in the goal-scoring department since she first started playing varsity at Key in her freshman season.
After Monday night's effort against Catoctin, Greene became the authority, setting a Maryland state record with eight goals in the Eagles' 12-0 win.
According to the 1995 edition of the National High School Sports Record Book, Greene's eight goals places her second nationally for most goals in a high school game.
Theresa Galley of Massachusetts set the standard with 11 goals in a game on Sept. 11, 1990. Four players previously were tied for second with seven goals.
"I knew I had a lot, but didn't know I had eight until I went over after the game and asked [the team manager]," Greene said. "I was just shocked, really happy and excited."
Playing against a school fielding a varsity for the first time, Greene scored four times in the first half and added four more in the second half.
Of her eight goals four came on breakaways, two off penalty corners and two off scrambles in front of the goal. She also had three assists.
"Stacey's just a tremendous player," said Key coach Mindi Wagner. "She's a natural and she has instincts you can't teach.
"She has the talent, but works hard, too. That makes a good athlete even better."