No. 3 Roland Park rolls past No. 15 N.D. Prep, 15-2 Girls lacrosse

April 28, 1993|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Contributing Writer

Roland Park's lacrosse team had put some extra pressure on itself recently and struggled a bit. The Reds relaxed yesterday and enjoyed themselves.

Notre Dame Prep did not.

Brent McCallister had three goals and four assists, Catherine Passano added three goals and two assists and Melissa Cully and Peggy Boutilier scored three goals apiece to lead host and No. 3 Roland Park to a 15-2 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame Prep in an AIS A Division East League game.

Roland Park (9-1-1, 3-0-1), which went 1-1-1 after a 7-0 start, blew the game open with 12 goals in the final 15:45 of the first half. The Reds had led 1-0, but that spurt gave them a 13-1 halftime lead.

Passing keyed the Roland Park run. The Reds repeatedly made slick passes to set up easy shots in close.

"They love to pass," said Roland Park coach Wendy Kridel. "That's the nature of their game."

Winning draws also helped. Boutilier won the majority of the draws, allowing Roland Park to keep possession for a majority of the first half, while shots for Notre Dame Prep (4-2-1, 2-2) were few and far between.

McCallister opened the scoring 1:08 into the game on a 10-yard bullet after grabbing a loose ball. The Reds did not score again until McCallister found Passano with a long pass, and she raced in to score for a 2-0 lead with 15:45 left in the half.

Then, 1:51 later, Boutilier made a good cut from the right side and beat goalie Heather Castle (five saves) for a 3-0 lead. McCallister scored with 11:08 left in the half after a Passano feed.

Boutilier won the ensuing draw, and the Reds took possession. Hedy Born got the ball and found Passano for a 5-0 lead with 9:54 left in the half. Fifty-six seconds later, Cully fired through a crowd for a 6-0 lead.

"We just got on a roll," said Passano. "We were really looking to see the open girl."

McCallister said the team concentrated on what it does best. She said the Reds had lost their focus a bit.

"We were playing to play to everyone else's standards," said McCallister. "We lost the fun."

Notre Dame Prep did not get on the board until Allison Smith scored with 7:07 left in the first half, cutting the lead to 7-1.

"We just didn't rise to the occasion," said Notre Dame Prep coach Mary Bartel. "I'm pleased that they came back in the second half. The score was 2-1 [for Roland Park] in the second half, and they need to play a whole game."

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