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BCC Varsity vs Magruder write-up

Posted Monday, April 19, 2010 by Calvin Cobb

Lady Barons Maul Magruder, 20-10

On a cool April 15th evening at home, the Lady Barons scored three times
in the opening minute and did not let up until late in the second half,
taking a 19-5 lead before ultimately prevailing against the Magruder
Colonels, 20-10.

Caitlin McCarty and the Baron midfielders controlled the early face
offs, allowing Sunny Cobb to scored two goals in the first minute (the
second goal after taking a pass from Maggie Mitchell) and Mitchell to
score shortly thereafter to make it 3-0 very early on. Cobb passed to
Kinsey Hoffman to make it 4-1, and took a pass from McCarty to make it
5-1. The Barons dominated possession - if McCarty did not get the face
off right off the bat, Mitchell, Stephanie Mertens, Melissa Jasckiewicz,
Amy Miller or Rebecca Natoli got the ground ball or forced a quick
turnover to regain possession. Jasckiewicz continued the scoring
unassisted, Mitchell scored on a pass from Mertens, and Laura O'Brien
scored on a pass from Cobb to advance the lead to 8-1 less than 9
minutes into the game.

Coach Katie Johnson substituted liberally but the onslaught continued.
Mitchell scored to make it 9-1, and after a couple of goals by the
Colonels, the Barons expanded the lead to 17-4 at the half on goals by
Jasckiewicz (2), McCarty (3), Mitchell (2), Cobb (1), and O'Brien (1).
Almost all of the goals were assisted, and there was one truly wonderful
play where Josie Silva-Lopes passed up a good shot to drop the ball off
to Rebecca Natoli, who passed up a better shot to pass cross-cage to
Laura O'Brien for an easy score.

The Barons continued to dominate in the second half, with Jasckiewicz
and Hoffman and Kayla Handley completing the scoring, but the Colonels
did not give up and scored six goals late in the second half to make
the score more respectable.

The Barons are vastly improved from the beginning of the season.
Offensively they have a number of players who can pass and shoot, they
have good team speed to take advantage of odd man rushes up the field,
and they are improving in their decisionmaking and execution.
Defensively they have some solid stoppers in Michele Harkaway, Kinsey
Hoffman, and Emily Altman, and have greatly improved their team defense
- sliding to help each other out and double teaming the ball
effectively. One key improvement has been the Barons' redefending -
they have become very difficult to clear against and obtain extra
possessions that are crucial to continued success. Goaltender Gwynedd
Asbury improves daily and has become a strength both stopping shots and
handling the ball. After two relatively easy games the Barons face a
test on Saturday - Sherwood - who played Churchill tough before losing
by a goal earlier in the year.

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