HAGERSTOWN —Senior Night did not go as well as the South Hagerstown Rebels boys lacrosse team hoped.
The Catoctin Cougars had too much for the Rebels, rolling to a 16-3 victory Tuesday night in an MVAL Antietam game at School Stadium.
“We’re just still learning and growing,” South coach Dave Tallant said. “We know that this is going to be a transitional year. I just think that we need more depth on offense and we need more ability to move the ball. Our JV and youth programs will help us a great deal for the future. It will help us in our ability to manage the ball and play defense.”
Senior Ben Phillips scored two unassisted goals, while Noah Wright added an unassisted goal for the Rebels (0-10, 0-8).
South stayed within striking distance of Catoctin (4-6, 2-5) for a little while — allowing the Cougars just two goals in the first quarter — before Catoctin pulled away.
“We got off to a slow start,” Catoctin coach Bobby Youngblood said. “As soon as we got the offense started and the transition game going, we were able to pick up the pace a little bit. Our defense played a solid game. We kept their score low. As soon as we were able to get it going, the offense was pretty much able to take care of itself.”
“Our whole team is juniors and sophomores, but they are doing great and we are having a great time this year.”
Zachary Shanton had three goals for the Cougars. John Wilhelm, James Georgoff, Joshua Keller and Shawn Youngblood added two goals each.
Catoctin’s offense started figuring South’s defense out and scored four goals in the second quarter to take a 6-0 halftime lead. The Cougars added four more goals in the third quarter to make it 10-2, and outscored the Rebels 6-1 in the fourth.