Dulaney rolls over Franklin Boys lacrosse

April 21, 1993|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer

Three years ago, the Franklin Indians beat Dulaney on the lacrosse field. But those were junior varsity teams.

And as the No. 8 Lions proved yesterday, a lot has changed in three years, namely the addition of attackmen Mike Hohl, Dan Sherwood and Matt Steil -- none of whom played on that JV team.

The trio helped host Dulaney coast to a 12-5 victory over Franklin Boys lacrosse

in a Baltimore County Class 4A-3A varsity game.

The Lions (4-0 in the league and overall) outshot the Indians (1-1, 1-1) 22-7 and outscored them 10-1 in the second and third quarters.

"I expected it to be a lot closer," said Hohl, who led Dulaney's attack with five goals and three assists. "We were just trying to move the ball around as much as possible. Some days we just play really well."

But as well as the Lions played, the Indians struggled.

Sherwood scored the first of his five goals off a pass from Tim Speno 2:37 into the game to give his team a 1-0 lead, and Hohl made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal two minutes later.

After Franklin's Mike Wissel scored with five seconds left in the quarter, the Lions reeled off five straight to take a 7-1 lead at the break.

"Franklin just didn't get any breaks early," said Dulaney coach Gary Schreiber. "If they would've gotten just a couple, it would have been a different game.

"We were just kind of lucky it went our way."

But the Dulaney barrage continued in the second half.

Steil, who entered the game as the area's fourth-leading scorer, picked up a goal and two of his three assists in the third quarter to help Dulaney build its lead to 12-2.

Also scoring for Dulaney was Chris Karppalla, and Speno added three assists.

Sherwood said that this year's balanced attack is a big change from last year, when the Lions relied heavily on a couple of players.

"Last year, our goal was to feed [Brad] Berzins and Mason Ray," said Sherwood. "This year, it's a lot more of a pass-oriented game."

The numbers prove it works. In four games -- all wins -- the Lions have outscored opponents, 62-9.

Schreiber said the team has improved its passing game since the beginning of the season and that he hoped to see more improvement before next week's showdown with

Towson at Towson State University.

"We're still a little rusty," said Schreiber. "I've been trying and trying to get them to pass more, but today I think they overpassed. Early in the year, though, they weren't even passing. I've been real pleased with our progress."

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