Boys' Latin hands Loyola its first loss

April 17, 1991

Boys' Latin handed Loyola, the No. 1 lacrosse team in The Evening Sun rankings, its first loss of the season yesterday, as the Lakers held on for a 7-6 victory over the defending Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference champions.

Loyola, which dropped to 3-1 in the conference and overall, trailed 6-4 and 7-5 in the second half in suffering its first loss to Boys' Latin in three years.

"The last time we beat them was in 1988, in the [A Conference] championship game," Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver said. "Loyola is so doggone aggressive and they force you into so many mistakes, but I guess we did a little of the same today."

Boys' Latin, ranked No. 4, was rebounding from its first loss, by the identical score to Severn. Junior goalie Steve Bassford had 15 saves and classmates Matt Ryan and Bart Roskovich teamed with seniors Dan Ross and Matt Cavins on an effective close defense. The Lakers, 3-1 in MSA play, 8-1 overall, got two goals apiece from Chris Krastel and Gene Lower.

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