Calvert Hall's J.J. Kremer likes to score goals with his head. But, at 5 feet, 5 inches, the Cardinals' All-Metro midfielder just doesn't get the opportunity very often.
"All we do is anticipate and make our runs," said Kremer, who yesterday got two goals, including a soaring header, as Calvert Hall defeated visiting Loyola, 5-1, in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference, Division II match.
"Coach Karp [Bill Karpovich] constantly preaches taking the ball wide and crossing it in front of the goal," said Kremer.
With Calvert Hall leading 2-1, Kremer timed a perfect cross from wing Jeremy Baker 11 1/2 minutes into the second half and leaped high to redirect the ball into the net.
Bryan Bugarin helped the Cardinals to a 1-0 advantage at the 9:50 mark, finding Baker 6 yards off the near post on a throw-in.
Loyola's Mike Tall knotted the score three minutes later, punching a direct kick off the shoulder of Cardinals midfielder Paul Olszewski .
Bugarin scored Calvert Hall's fourth goal and, Enrique Sanchez finished the scoring off with an assist from Michael Dempsey.
Calvert Hall (3-0, 5-1) outshot Loyola (2-1, 2-2-1) 27-4, and that impressed Loyola coach Jim Clayborn. "They play well off the ball," said Clayborn, "but they play very well on the ball, too. They're not afraid to make mistakes. It's nice soccer to watch."
"We can play even better," said Bugarin. "We missed a lot of
"That's OK," said Karpovich. "They can play the offside trap and catch us offsides eight or nine times, but we'll burn them enough times to create excellent opportunities. We're not going to convert every chance, but we're going to make our share."