S. Carroll no match for Centennial, 14-5 Boys lacrosse

April 15, 1993|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

Centennial gave South Carroll a lesson in lacrosse last night.

Werner Krueger had four goals and three assists, and Tony Harding added five goals and one assist to lead visiting Centennial to a 14-5 victory over South Carroll.

Centennial (5-1) dominated from the start. The Eagles kept the ball much of the time, waiting for openings against the South Carroll zone defense.

"Ball movement, that's the key," said Centennial coach Mike Siegert. "Against a zone, you have to be patient and move the ball."

That's what the Eagles did, holding the ball for long stretches and eventually finding a good shot. South Carroll, meanwhile, went long stretches without the ball and came up with few shots.

Centennial impressed Cavaliers coach Gene Brown. "They've got good stickwork," he said. "They're a nice team."

The Cavaliers didn't test Centennial too often. Centennial's two goalies combined for a total of three saves.

Rob Hauff started things for Centennial, scoring just 36 seconds into the game with an assist from Krueger. Harding and Hauff teamed up with 6:11 left in the first quarter.

Brad Blizzard (two goals) then got South Carroll (3-1) on the board, spinning away from a defender and firing a shot in from 10 yards out with 1:59 left in the quarter.

Centennial answered quickly, as Krueger scored off Harding's pass 51 seconds later. Harding stretched the lead to 4-1 with 7:31 left in the half with an assist from Brian Rhodes (three assists).

"We all came out kind of flat," said Krueger. "We just tried to get things going."

Blizzard sliced the lead to 4-2 with 3:52 left. He took a pass from Greg Blair and beat goalie Will Hong from 10 yards.

Centennial then took over.

The Eagles won the ensuing faceoff and got the ball to Harding, who scored. Krueger then found Dave Saunders, who put it in from just outside the crease with 1:51 left for a 6-2 lead.

With 50 seconds left, Joe Lowrance scored off a David Peek assist. Krueger capped the first half in style by slicing through the Cavaliers' defense and throwing an over-the-shoulder shot past goalie Chris Nave with 35 seconds remaining for an 8-2 lead.

The Eagles kept rolling in the third quarter when Hauff scored an unassisted goal on a shot from just outside the crease with 8:15 left. Saunders took a pass from Rhodes and scored 39 seconds later for a 10-2 lead.

PD Tom Luster added two goals for South Carroll in the second half.

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