PAN­THERS

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worked hard.”

The teams opened the sea­son against one another back in March. Per­ryville won that meet­ing, also by a one-goal mar­gin, to beat the In­di­ans for the first time since 2007.

“At the be­gin­ning of the year when we beat them, it was a spe­cial win. This is obviously a spe­cial win. I got a ton of re­spect for their pro­gram, I talked to coach Marley at mid­field af­ter the game,” Soper said. “They’ve been great for Ce­cil County lacrosse. They’ve helped pro­grams like ours want to push to be bet­ter. Our kids want to play games like this against that team, the fact that they’ve beaten us the

last three years in the play­offs.

“They’ve been the county’s stan­dard in ad­vanc­ing to the sec­tion fi­nal and the first team from Ce­cil County to ever go to the Fi­nal Four.”

Roberts and Woods each scored twice for the Pan­thers. Nick Ports added a goal and an as­sist, Matt Woods recorded a goal and Drew Crouse handed out a pair of as­sists.

Reynolds hat trick was a game

high, while Buegel and Tan­ner Moretz each added a goal for the In­di­ans and Zack Ber­trand recorded an as­sist.

Both goalies, Per­ryville’s Matt Man­none (14 saves) and Miller (16 saves) for North East, turned away shots all night to lead to the low-scor­ing, dra­matic fin­ish.

“The goal­tend­ing was incredible. Matt was sen­sa­tional, Alex was sen­sa­tional,” Soper said.

“That was prob­a­bly one of the best high school goal­tend­ing lacrosse games that I’ve seen in quite some time. I thought the at­mos­phere was great, I thought the saves were great, I thought that both kids did every­thing they could to keep their teams in the game the en­tire time.”

Fol­low Sean Gro­gan on Twit­ter: @Sean_Ce­cilWhig

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