No. 3 Severna Park holds on to beat No. 7 Broadneck, 12-11 Girls lacrosse

April 14, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Severna Park girls lacrosse coach Carin Peterson said her No. 3 Falcons lacked aggressiveness, had numerous mental lapses and appeared slow on the field yesterday against archrival and No. 7 Broadneck.

So, did the host Falcons lose?

No, but almost.

Despite making its presence felt throughout the game and leading by two goals early in the second half, pumped-up Broadneck (4-1) still fell to flat Severna Park, 12-11.

"We got lucky the score was 12-11," Peterson said. "Their pressing and defense took Severna Park [3-0] out of the game. They were smarter on offense than we were on defense. Luck is a part of it, and we will take it every day. They can't expect the game to be given to us."

The win pushed the Falcons' streak to three games and broke Broadneck's four-game winning streak.

Severna Park's All-American, Stephanie Roberts, scored four goals, and Amy Carnaggio and Erin Wylde had three goals each.

After trailing 7-5 early in the second half, the Falcons picked up their offense. Severna Park opened the half with unassisted goals from Wylde and Liz Wilson in the first seven minutes.

Two goals by Roberts, who was ejected in the game's final minutes for tossing a ball with her stick after the whistle blew, boosted Severna Park's lead to 9-7 with 11:07 remaining.

Broadneck scored three goals during the next eight minutes to make it 10-10.

Karen Chesley gave the Bruins their first lead since early in the half when she stormed from behind the goal and beat Brandee Snyder (10 saves) at 1:33.

The Falcons answered with a unassisted goal from Carnaggio 13 seconds later, and Wylde tallied the game-winner with 33 seconds remaining on a free-position shot.

"I think this is our best game yet," said Broadneck coach Leann Shuck. "Everybody stepped and played strong. We have been slow in getting it together, and they put it all together today."

Melissa Moatalto paced the Bruins with four goals -- all in the first half.

Chesley contributed a hat trick and two assists, and teammates Megan McEwen and Susannah Johnson scored two goals apiece.

In the first half, the Falcons opened with a 2-0 lead in the first four minutes.

But the Bruins countered with goals from McEwen and Moatalto in the next three minutes to make it 2-2.

Broadneck outscored Severna Park 5-3 for the remainder of the half to lead 7-5 at halftime.

TC "We had a couple of plays and they helped," Shuck said. "The first goals were plays we worked on in practice."

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