Perry Hall shows how to win, 13-7 Boys lacrosse

April 24, 1993|By Marc Bouchard | Marc Bouchard,Contributing Writer

Perry Hall lacrosse coach Bill Dunkerton says his team still has a lot to learn.

Yesterday at Perry Hall Elementary, however, the Gators (6-0) taught visiting Park (3-1) a thing or two in cruising to a 13-7 victory.

"We've got a lot of young players, and we're still learning," said Dunkerton, whose Gators are tied with Dulaney for first in Baltimore County's 4A-3A League. "But we're feeling good about being competitive."

Junior attackman Jeff Taylor's four goals led the Gators, who got scoring from six players. Junior attackmen Nick Cowan and Mike Faith had three goals each for Perry Hall.

"We haven't played a team with the offensive capabilities of Perry Hall," said Park coach Lucky Mallonee, whose Bruins are leading the B League of the Maryland Scholastic Association's Armstrong Conference. "Most of the teams we play have two or three decent stickhandlers, but this team has a lot more."

Park's Matt Weiner gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead when he scored an unassisted goal 1 minute, 11 seconds into the game.

Perry Hall tied it when Mike Melka took a pass from Cowan and dodged two defenders with 4:57 left in the first period.

Cowan opened the second quarter with two goals in the first 31 seconds of the period to give the Gators a 3-1 lead, but Park's Scott Snyder and Bryan Knepper each scored in a 23-second span to tie the score 3-3 with 8:16 left in the first half.

Almost three minutes later, the Gators scored three straight goals, two by Faith and one by Taylor, in 35 seconds to open a 6-3 lead with 5:28 left in the first half. Knepper scored two goals for Park and Taylor added one for Perry Hall to give the Gators a 7-5 lead at halftime.

Taylor and Brian Neiberline each scored in the first 3:53 of the first half to give Perry Hall a 9-5 lead.

Park's Weiner made the score 9-6 with an unassisted goal with 14 seconds left in the third quarter, but Park would be held scoreless for the next 8:56 while four Perry Hall players scored in the fourth quarter.

Knepper finished with three goals, and Weiner, whose play was limited by a sore shoulder, had two goals and two assists.

"Park would be an outstanding team in [the 4A-3A League of Baltimore County]," said Dunkerton. "It was a real nice win for us."

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