With 12 minutes remaining in the second half, Mount Hebron girls lacrosse goalie Jackie Greenbaum had just made another save against Glenelg.
"Cindy," yelled Mount Hebron scorekeeper Kaitlin Porter to Vikings injured goalie Cindy Nicolaus, who was sitting on the sideline keeping statistics. "You just lost you starting position."
"I know," Nicolaus said.
Greenbaum, a junior making her first varsity start, had 13 saves yesterday as the top-ranked Vikings downed the 12th-ranked Gladiators, 16-4, at Glenelg.
"Jackie played a great game, but Cindy's still our No. 1," said Mount Hebron coach Chris Robinson. "She had an enormous amount of pressure on her, and I'm very proud of the way she handled it all."
Greenbaum started because Nicolaus was in an automobile crash Saturday night on the way to dinner before the Mount Hebron prom in Pikesville. She was taken to Sinai Hospital and released, but still is resting a sore back. She hopes to play tomorrow against River Hill.
Meanwhile, Greenbaum looked sharp from the start.
"I think I played really well because I knew a lot of people were counting on me to really step it up," said Greenbaum, who stopped five eight-meter shots.
Mount Hebron (10-0-1 overall, 9-0 league) scored the game's first three goals and never looked back. The Vikings, who have won 12 county titles in 13 years, passed the ball well against Glenelg's aggressive defense and had a 10-goal lead at halftime.
Kristen Waagbo finished with five goals, Stephanie Scurachio had four, Lauren Dutch added three, and Melissa McCarthy contributed two goals and three assists.
"Overall I was very proud of the kids," Robinson said. "I thought they played very well."
Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid said her team "had our share of chances to score," but that Mount Hebron's collapsing defense prevented the Gladiators (9-2-1, 6-1) from getting quality shots.
Glenelg Country 9, Chapelgate 3: In an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference quarterfinal game, Molly Walker, Christine Corkran, Courtney Hoke and Ashley Hudak each scored twice to lead Glenelg Country (10-3) over visiting Chapelgate (4-7-1).
The Dragons will play at St. Timothy's at 4 p.m. tomorrow in a semifinal game. St. Timothy's beat Glenelg Country, 9-5, earlier this season.