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The South River girls lacrosse team wore shirts with a statement -- "There is no tomorrow" -- emblazoned across the front. The Seahawks certainly played like there wasn't, routing Urbana-Frederick County, 23-2, in a Class 3A-2A state semifinal game at CCBC-Catonsville.

Freshman Jennifer May led the Seahawks with four goals and four assists. Jackie Colacicco also contributed four goals. Chase Bacon scored both Urbana goals.

South River will face the winner of today's other semifinal between Mount Hebron and Catonsville.

"We went all-out today," said South River coach Kim McNemar. "I told them if they didn't play hard, then there would be no tomorrow. They played with a lot of heart."

The Seahawks wasted little time getting started. Just 1:42 into the game, South River used a May pass to Kelli Hogan to take a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Frannie Sullivan took a pass from Evelyn Long in front of the crease and got it past Urbana goalie Caiti McCrea to run the margin to 2-0.

Colacicco added another goal on a loose ball 3:06 into the game, and Urbana was never in the game after that point. The Hawks got their first shot on goal with just over a minute left in the first half.

May said she was surprised that the game was as one-sided as it was. "We certainly took them seriously," May said. "I was very nervous going into the game. They caught us on a night when we played very well together."

For Urbana, the result wasn't a huge disappointment; only the score was.

"This is our second year as a program, and our goal was to win our region and make it here," said Urbana coach Robin Abel. "I would have liked for the game to be closer, but you have to give South River credit."

Goals: UR--Bacon 2; SR--Colacicco 4, May 4, Sullivan 3, Long 3, Keenan 3, Hogan 2, Cunningham 2, McFadden 2. Assists: SR--Hogan 4, May 4, Long 3, Sullivan, Edelstein, Cline, Cunningham. Saves: UR-- McCrea 24, Heup 2. Half: SR, 13-1.

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