Advantage, S. Carroll in 8-3 win Goalie Nave foils Glenelg offense Boys lacrosse

April 20, 1993|By Michael Richman | Michael Richman,Contributing Writer

Glenelg's boys lacrosse team failed to seize the opportunity at hand.

Behind 6-3 to visiting South Carroll yesterday, the Gladiators enjoyed two two-man advantages of 29 seconds apiece. The sequences occurred late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

But the Cavaliers held Glenelg scoreless both times, scoring two late goals for an 8-3 victory.

"We just couldn't do it, it was rough. We've had a hard time all year on the extra man," said Glenelg senior attack Brent Grabill, who scored two goals.

Ahead 5-3 at halftime, South Carroll (5-1) took a three-goal lead when senior midfielder Brad Blizzard scored his second of three goals with 7:09 left in the third period.

Later in the quarter, the Cavaliers received back-to-back, one-minute penalties. First, defenseman Matt Wilson was called for unnecessary roughness with 59 seconds left, and a back-slashing call on defenseman Jay Kable at the 28-second mark provided Glenelg (2-5) its first 29-second, two-man advantage. However, playing what coach Rick Kincaid called a "patient" game, the Gladiators failed to unleash a shot.

In its second two-man opportunity, Glenelg put three shots on goal. But goalie Chris Nave blocked each one, and the Cavaliers returned to full strength with 9:27 remaining.

Kable and Blizzard then scored unassisted goals with 5:35 and 2:28 to play, respectively.

After the Gladiators didn't score in either sequence, "It pretty much put us right down," Grabill said. "In an [extra-man] situation, you've got to score to keep the morale up on the team. There's two things you've got to do to win games -- win ground balls and capitalize on extra-man opportunities."

In addition to Blizzard, South Carroll attacks Tom Luster scored twice and Don Pyles assisted three times.

But when asked what opponent made the difference, Kincaid pointedly said, "The goalie," meaning Nave, who finished with eight saves.

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