Loch Raven races past Perry Hall, 21-5 Girls lacrosse

April 20, 1993|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

After watching her girls lacrosse team outscore its first two Baltimore County opponents, 45-2, Loch Raven coach Wendy Galinn was hoping for a little more resistance in yesterday's matchup with Class 4A-3A affiliate Perry Hall.

What she got was another lopsided victory, a 21-5 rout of the homestanding Gators.

"The competition in our league [Class 2A-1A] is relatively weak, and each year we aren't really tested until we get to the regions," said Galinn. "So, what happens is we win a lot of lopsided games during the regular season and then the region playoffs roll around and we have to play at a higher level and we aren't ready."

The Raiders (5-0), who share the No. 3 spot in the metro rankings with Severna Park, appeared ready, willing and able yesterday, as they opened a 9-0 lead with 10:37 remaining in the first half.

"We know we can't take anyone too lightly, so we go out and play full-blast every game," said Loch Raven senior Michelle DeJuliis, who had three goals and two assists.

"I thought they were going to be a little tougher than they were, but we have a fast team and when we're making pinpoint passes, we're hard to beat."

Loch Raven senior midfielder Shelly Klaes, who led all scorers with four goals and three assists, scored the first two goals of the game, and teammate Mary Edwards added three goals before halftime.

The unranked Gators (2-1), who started the season with wins over Dulaney (6-5) and Woodlawn (16-2), didn't score until 15:11 into the game when Kerri Johnson scored the first of her team-high three goals.

Johnson added a second goal, three minutes later, but the Gators trailed 15-2 at the half.

"I expected it to be a high-scoring game, but I thought we would have scored a few more of those goals," said Johnson. "We just couldn't bring it together."

Before it was over, 11 Loch Raven players scored. Heather Kormanik, Allison Jones and Lauren Volk had two goals each, and Misty Doonis, Robin Disney, Ann Heine, Robin Harry and Kristy LaVadera scored a goal apiece.

"I thought we would match up well with them, but player for player, they were faster than us, and player for player, they had better stickwork than us," said Perry Hall coach Wendy Samuels. "Loch Raven always has a good team, and I had a feeling they would be faster than us, but I didn't think they would beat us down the field the way they did. We did everything we could to try to slow them down."

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