Severna Park shoots down Old Mill, 17-2 10-1 blitz in first half propels No. 3 Falcons

April 01, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Severna Park girls lacrosse coach Carin Peterson said her team's shooting needed some work after the Falcons, winners of six consecutive state titles, missed the net several times in yesterday's season opener against host Old Mill.

But third-ranked Severna Park hit the net enough times in the first half to score in double figures as the Falcons went on to rout the Patriots, 17-2.

The Falcons' shooting was the only facet of their game that didn't appear near perfect. Severna Park's passing around the Patriots' goal stymied Old Mill.

Peterson said her players were relieved to get on the field and finally play a game after poor field conditions forced postponement of the team's season opener. The Falcons were supposed to play Broadneck last Friday, but the contest had been delayed twice in the past week and will be played April 13.

"The kids needed to get out and play," Peterson said. "There was a lot of tension."

The Falcons started their first-half blitz when Tressa Campbell and Elizabeth Warfield scored goals in the first three minutes.

Amy Carnaggio increased the Falcons' lead to 3-0 as she notched an unassisted goal less than nine minutes into the contest.

Old Mill was unable to get close to the goal until nine minutes had elapsed when the Patriots fired their first shot. Before Old Mill's first shot, they barely got past midfield three times.

The Patriots tallied their first goal to make it 4-1, as Michelle Salmon hurled a direct shot past goalie Brandee Snyder from about five feet out. Salmon added a goal in the second half.

Severna Park, however, boosted its lead to 8-1 after scoring four goals in the next six minutes. The Falcons led 10-1 at halftime.

Carnaggio, an All-American last season who led the Falcons in scoring with 39 assists and 13 assists, had a hat trick and a assist. Warfield also contributed a hat trick.

The Falcons pushed their lead to 14-1 in the first four minutes of the second half.

"They played as a team and set up each other well," Peterson said. "But we still have a few kinks to work out."

Like shooting? "We kept shooting wide," Peterson added.

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