Per­ryville top­ples Havre de Grace in girls’ lax

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By KEVIN PHILLIPS

Spe­cial to the Whig

Per­ryville saw its three-goal half­time lead evap­o­rate mid­way through the sec­ond half of non­con­fer­ence girls’ lacrosse bat­tle with vis­it­ing Havre de Grace Wed­nes­day night.

The Pan­thers set­tled down and con­trolled the

PER­RYVILLE—

fi­nal 14 min­utes as they scored the fi­nal five goals of the game to earn an 18-13 tri­umph — their first vic­tory over the ri­val Warriors in pro­gram his­tory.

“We just knew that we had this game. If we kept play­ing like we did ear­lier and had the same in­ten­sity that we had, we would have this game, so we set­tled down and weren’t fran­tic,” Per­ryville’s Ally Remesch said. “We con­trolled the ball and did what we had to do.”

The Pan­thers en­tered the sec­ond half with a 13-10 lead over Havre de Grace, but the Warriors went on a 6-3 run to start the half to tie the game at 13-13 on Shawnee Ma­han’s sec­ond goal of the game with 13:08 left to go.

Af­ter Ma­han’s equal­izer, Per­ryville coach Mary Dun­man called time­out to set­tle her team down and re­mind it to play its game in­stead of let­ting Havre de Grace dic­tate the tempo.

With less than 12 min­utes left in the game, the Pan­thers turned to a play that has been pro­duc­tive for them through­out the sea­son, and it paid off as Remesch put a Bea Mus­cella pass into the net for the go-ahead goal.

“We ran one of our plays that had been work­ing well for us this sea­son, and I just cut around. I was wide open, and Bea fed it to me amaz­ingly. It just came to­gether,” said Remesch, who fin­ished with two goals.

Syd­nie Bjork gave Per­ryville (8-1) a two-goal lead just 89 sec­onds af­ter Remesch’s go-ahead tally. The Pan­thers took firm con­trol of the game when Mad­die Carr scored the next two goals with 8:10 and 2:59 re­main­ing, re­spec­tively.

Bjork capped off Per­ryville’s first vic­tory over the Warriors when she scored her sixth goal of con­test with 4.5 sec­onds re­main­ing. The vic­tory is some­thing the Pan­thers have been an­tic­i­pat­ing for a while.

“It feels great,” said Bjork, who also tal­lied an as­sist. “Ev­ery­body is so happy. I’m re­ally happy. It’s awe­some.”

Per­ryville re­ceived six goals and one as­sist from Tay­lor Poore and one goal and four helpers from Mus­cella.

Havre de Grace (4-5) earned four goals each from Tay­lor John­son and Ka­ley Har­ris.

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