- Article and photo by Ben Boehl -
Sparrows Points Girls Lacrosse team got back on track Wednesday after
they beat Dundalk 11-4. Coach Kathy Luby said this was an important
victory for the Pointers because they needed to regain their confidence
after a humbling 16-4 loss on Monday to Perry Hall.
"We had a hiccup against Perry Hall," she said. "We are still learning
each other as a team."
Sparrows Point got off to a 3-0 start with goals from Danielle Toland
and Erin Tucker. The Owls would answer as Koren Chopper scored the
first goal for Dundalk to cut the lead to 3-1. Then Sparrows Point
appeared take control as Lisa Sauerwald and Erin Helmacy both scored,
but Chopper came back with another goal and Dundalk only trailed 5-2 at
In the second half, Chopper scored only one more goal and teammate Lina
Quiroz scored another, but thats all the offense the Owls
muster. The Pointers offense stayed in control and lit up the
scoreboard with six-second half goals.
"We worked hard and played together as a team," said
The Pointers had success on offense because they passed the ball
around. Luby said passing was key in this game because Dundalk plays a
"We always try to emphasis short and quick passes," she
said. "The ball
moves quicker than you do."
Frustrations grew on the Dundalk sideline as coach Ann Houghton
received a yellow card for arguing with an official after a
controversial sideline call. Houghton said that was the first yellow
card she received in her 11 years of coaching.
Chopper finished with three goals and hopes the Owls will be ready next
week, as they will play Sparrows Point in a rematch at Dundalk.
"We are going to have to work hard as a team," Chopper
said. "We have
to work on the basics."