S. Carroll zips past Howard 9-3 loss leaves Howard winless Boys lacrosse

April 21, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

It took South Carroll's boys lacrosse team half of the first quarter to get things into gear last night against visiting Howard. But once it did, it was done in a big way.

Senior midfielder Brad Blizzard led the way with three goals and fellow senior Scott Steers added two and an assist as the Cavaliers coasted to a 9-3 win.

It was the third straight win for the Cavaliers (6-1). The loss dropped Howard to 0-5.

The Cavaliers' sluggish start enabled Howard to control the tempo in the first five minutes and get off the game's first three shots. South Carroll goalie Chris Nave kept the Lions scoreless in that span and the Cavaliers' offense did the rest.

Blizzard got the Cavaliers' first score with an unassisted goal at the 4:17 mark. Scott Steers would make it 2-0 with 1:42 left in the first off a feed from Donnie Pyles.

"We knew they would come out and hold the ball so it was critical for us to get a couple of goals," said South Carroll coach Gene Brown.

"And then we came out in the second and moved the ball a little better. We've been struggling in the second period this season so we talked about it before the game and played a strong quarter."

The Cavaliers broke it open with a five-goal second quarter to lead 7-0 at the half.

Blizzard had the first two in the quarter, the first unassisted at 8:13 and the second coming off an assist from Scott Steers at the 6:33 mark. Both came with the Lions a man short due to slashing penalties.

Steers made it 5-0 at the 2:21 mark of the second with a shot in front off a feed from Travis Mansfield.

With 45 seconds left in the half Pyles found Adam Whittington cutting across the crease. That goal came after Mike Medvetz's unassisted goal made it 7-0.

The Cavaliers had too much depth for Howard -- a problem that has bothered the team, said Howard coach Dan Ross.

"We're staying close with teams, but just don't have the depth -- particularly on offense," Ross said.

"Tempo-wise, we controlled things at the start but just couldn't find the net. Their defense also does a great job and they have a good keeper."

Pyles and Tom Luster added third-quarter goals to make it 9-0 before Howard scored fourth-quarter goals from Karl Krantz and two by Eddie O.

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