Bolesta brothers spark Owls to win over Liberty Big second half powers Westminster's 14-10 victory

April 07, 1993|By Mike Frainie | Mike Frainie,Contributing Writer

Ask Westminster boys lacrosse coach Jim Peters about the Bolesta brothers, John and Mike, and watch a smile crease his face.

"They have a goal in their yard and they just beat on each other all the time," said Peters.

Last night, the Bolestas chose to beat on host Liberty instead.

The Owls (2-0, 1-0) used six goals by John Bolesta and smothering defense by Mike Bolesta to defeat the host Lions (1-1, 0-1), 14-10, in a Carroll County League game.

The game, originally scheduled to be played at Westminster, was moved to Liberty due to poor field conditions at Westminster.

"I give Mike a lot of credit," said John. "He played excellent defense and held him [Liberty's Ross Yastrzemsky, the county's leading scorer] to a goal and an assist. That shows what kind of player Mike is."

Jim Zoulias also scored four goals for the Owls. Liberty was led by Scott Hall's three goals.

Westminster edged out to a 4-2 lead after the first quarter, but the Lions charged back, cutting the margin to 6-5 with 2:34 left in the first half.

From that point on, though, it was all Westminster.

The Owls responded with the next seven goals, including three by John Bolesta, to run the lead to 13-5 with 6:12 left in the third quarter.

"Our offense is running on all cylinders," said Peters. "I don't want to settle this group at all, because it takes away from our running style."

John Bolesta is shy about taking credit for his role on the team.

"Last year we didn't have as many weapons as we do now," said John. "We have really worked on our ball movement this year and with other people getting involved in the offense, that takes the pressure off of me."

Peters summed it up best about his team this year.

"These guys are really fun to watch," he said. "I just let them run and they make it happen."

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