Cordell's 4 goals carry Annapolis over Chesapeake Girls lacrosse

May 01, 1993|By Pat Overton | Pat Overton,Contributing Writer

Annapolis' No. 5 girls lacrosse team kept its record unblemished yesterday, defeating No. 12 host Chesapeake, 19-10.

The Panthers (10-0) got a four-goal effort from Shannon Cordell and two goals and six assists from Cristi Samaras. Annapolis has shown an ability to play running games and passing games, and yesterday it spread the wealth.

Chesapeake (6-3) fell behind quickly. Lauren Feinstein threw in two goals and Nicole Deschamps got one for the Panthers in the first five minutes.

The Cougars scored their only goal of the half on a botched save by Panthers goalie Kate Brew. Brew got a stick on a shot by Denise Perrone, but the ball went in the air out of her sight. The ball hit her on the helmet and caromed into the goal for the first of Perrone's two goals.

Annapolis scored five unanswered goals before the end of the half. Three came in the final minute. Katie Colgrove, Heather Knutson and Cordell all scored fast-break goals in the final minute.

"We've been getting killed in the first half lately," said Cougars coach Jim Buchan, whose team has lost three straight games. "We're having trouble with defensive matchups, getting people in the right places. Annapolis did a good job of exploiting our weaknesses."

Chesapeake looked better in the second half, getting the score as close as 12-7. But the Panthers went on a six-goal run to pull away for good. Deschamps, Ali Kreiger, Becky Morris and Laura Zimmerman each had one and Cordell had two during the run.

Panthers coach David Gehrdes was happy with his team's overall effort but was a little worried about the team's defensive letdown in the second half.

"We slowed down a bit on defense in the second half," Gehrdes said. "We won't be able to get away with that too often. Other than that, we passed the ball very well and got a lot of goals off assists. We're able to settle the ball down if we have too, but we're also a very good transition team."

Lori Wlodarczyk played well in a losing effort for the Cougars, scoring three goals, and Tracey Brown had a goal and an assist.

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