Gore-Chung Leads Falcons Girls Lax To Opening Win


It took all of 22 minutes for the Severna Park girls lacrosse team to shake off the rust.

Deadlocked with Arundel late in the second quarter of last Friday’s game and having just conceded a goal while serving a penalty, Alyssa Gore-Chung and the Falcons decided it was time to put their foot on the gas.

Gore-Chung scored right after the penalty expired, then Maria Bragg netted not quite a minute later. There were still 14 seconds left in the half: enough time for one more goal. Gore-Chung received the faceoff following Bragg’s goal and sprinted through the Arundel defense, rifling in a shot with just four ticks left on the clock.

In the space of 75 seconds, Severna Park had gone from tied to up three goals. Arundel never scored again, and the Falcons rolled in the second half to coast to a 13-2 win.

“Coach gave me the thumbs up and said to go, and when coach says go, it means go,” said Gore-Chung, who finished with four goals and three assists in the win. “That was a huge turning point in the game when we were able to lock in our shots. Once your hands get warm and everything, the ball gets a little lighter and even the girls are smiling more. It just makes everything easier.”

Sara Kreis had three goals and an assist in the win, while Bragg and Erin Hussey each scored twice.

Francesca Dunoyer and Lizzie Thompson also found the net for Severna Park, while Allison Schiavone made four saves.

Severna Park made quick work in the second half against Arundel, putting down a marker from which the team can build as the season progresses.

“Being on the field last year, playing with such talented people, and doing it again this year, we’ve put so much time and effort into these kinds of games,” Kreis said. “From the back to the attack, it was just overall a great game from everyone. We knew how to set the tempo, and we know how to move on and get even stronger going forward.”


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