Falcons turn back Cougars No. 3 Severna Park takes 16-8 victory Girls lacrosse

April 23, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

Severna Park and Chesapeake went into yesterday's girls lacrosse game undefeated and ranked Nos. 3 and 14, respectively, but the Falcons made it clear who the better team was.

Host Severna Park ran off strings of five and six unanswered goals in the first half en route to a 16-8 win.

The Falcons (4-0) were led by Colleen Gately and Erin Wylde, who each had three goals and two assists. Gately said the fact that both teams were undefeated coming into the game helped motivate her team.

"We've always had a pretty friendly rivalry between our teams," Gately said. "I think we wanted to show them who the real undefeated team was."

And show them they did. After the Cougars' Jaimie Schlick staked her team to a 1-0 lead, the Falcons went to work.

Five different players scored in the next nine minutes to put the home team up 5-1. Kathy McCafferty, Amy Carnaggio, Gately, Liz Wilson and Lizzy Warfield all got shots by Cougars goalie Amanda Vernon.

Things didn't get much better for the visitors because after the Cougars (6-1) scored two of the next three goals, the Falcons went on a six-goal tear. Gately and Wylde each had two during the run and Warfield and McCafferty scored the other two.

"We had a pretty good all-around game," said Falcons coach Carin Peterson. "We played well on both ends of the field and got a lot of people involved with the scoring. I was glad to see that we had a lot of assists because it means the girls are making passes to people with better shots, and that is our offense."

The second half was played more evenly, with the Cougars outscoring the Falcons 4-3.

Cougars coach Jim Buchan was disappointed with the loss but said his team has not faced competition this season that was on par with the Falcons.

"We've played teams that if you make mistakes, you don't get hurt," said Buchan. "You can't do that against a team like Severna Park. You mess up against them and they kill you.

"I think we have the ability to play with teams like them, but we have a lot to learn before we're ready to do it."

Amy Cunningham and Denise Perrone played well for the Cougars with two goals each, and Tracey Brown had a goal and an assist.

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