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BLAIR 9, MERCERSBURG 8 >> Mercersburg Academy suffered yet another close loss in Mid-Atlantic Prep League girls lacrosse action, this time at the hands of Blair Academy on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Storm (2-5, 1-2 MAPL) led 6-4 at halftime, but the Buccaneers opened the second half on a 4-1 run and held off Mercersburg, which had four shots on goal in the final minute of the game.

"Blair simply outplayed us in the second half, especially the beginning, and we have to up the momentum," Blue Storm coach Katherine Dyson said. "The last five minutes of the game, the girls were able to redirect the momentum, yet we were unable to capitalize on opportunities in the final seconds."

Alyson Kinney led Mercersburg's scoring with a hat trick, and Sophia Garibaldi netted two goals and an assist.

Blair 9, Mercersburg 8

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Mercersburg, Goals — Alyson Kinney 3, Sophia Garibaldi 2, Ellie Clark, Amanda Broyles, Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Assists — Garibaldi.

Saves — Merc 5 (Megan Lafferty).

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