Per­ryville’s sea­son ends in re­gion fi­nal loss

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By SEAN GRO­GAN


— The op­po­nent may have been dif­fer­ent, but the re­sult proved to be the same for the Per­ryville girls’ lacrosse team.

The Pan­thers, play­ing in their third­straight re­gional cham­pi­onship game, fell 21-4 to vis­it­ing Fall­ston in the 2A-1A North Re­gion Fi­nal on Wed­nes­day. Per­ryville had fallen one game short of the state semi­fi­nals each of the past two sea­sons, with both of those losses at the hands of Queen Anne’s.

“We’re here again, do­ing the same thing we did two years in a row,” Pan­thers coach Mary Dun­man said. “This is the third year, but hey, we’re here. That’s all that mat­ters.”

The Cougars dom­i­nated from the start and built a 16-2 half­time lead.

“They’re a Har­ford County team and, ob­vi­ously, Har­ford County


has a lot more ex­pe­ri­ence with lacrosse,” Per­ryville se­nior cap­tain Ally Remesch said. “All of their play­ers are a lit­tle more experienced than us, so that kind of got us, but I think that we played with a lot of heart and hus­tle to­day.”

Dun­man felt the early goals sur­ren­dered were too much to over­come.

“I think the be­gin­ning of the game, they got a jump on us and my girls, de­fen­sively, got fraz­zled,” Dun­man said. “We just couldn’t re­cover from it. We just didn’t come and play our game, truth­fully. I don’t think we played the game we played all year.”

Syd­nie Bjork led the Pan­thers (13-2) with two goals and Tay­lor Poore and Bea Mus­cella added a goal apiece. Remesch and Claire Hud­son each tal­lied an as­sist.

Anna Den­ni­son led Fall­ston (11-6) with six goals, Kelly Emge scored four goals, Emily So­lak and Emily Stam­baugh each recorded a hat trick, while Katie Don­hauser and Zoe Hurl­burt both scored twice and Kayla Wolff added a goal.

Per­ryville’s sen­sa­tional sea­son came to an end Wed­nes­day, but not be­fore a hand­ful of goals were met.

“I’m so proud,” Remesch said. “We won the Susque­hanna Di­vi­sion ti­tle, we beat Havre de Grace for the first time in years, we made it to the re­gion cham­pi­onship for the third year in a row and no other county team has come close to that. I’m re­ally proud of us.”

Dun­man added that the Pan­thers went un­de­feated against Ce­cil County op­po­nents. Remesch grad­u­ates with seven other se­niors that have left their marks by lift­ing the pro­gram to a new level.

“The eight se­niors leav­ing have been here for four years, and ev­ery year, they’ve one-upped them­selves,” Dun­man said. “What they’ve done is: For fours they’ve worked hard ev­ery year to achieve more and more. What they’ve given this pro­gram is hard work and ef­fort. That’s what they’ve car­ried on, the peo­ple com­ing in, that’s all that they’ve seen is the hard work and ef­fort all the way through.”

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Per­ryville’s Bea Mus­cella runs the ball up­field dur­ing the Pan­thers’ 21-4 loss to Fall­ston in the 2A-1A North Re­gion Girls’ Lacrosse Fi­nal on Wed­nes­day.

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