Falcons top Saints, stay undefeated Girls lacrosse

May 05, 1993|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer

With no postseason coming up, St. Mary's treated yesterday's showdown with No. 4 Severna Park as its own special playoff game.

What the eighth-ranked Saints couldn't do was treat themselves to a win.

Though they were outshot 36-26, the host Falcons never trailed in winning, 14-10, and remaining undefeated.

Colleen Gately had three goals and an assist for Severna Park (10-0). Erin Wylde and Amy Carnaggio each had two goals and an assist, and Liz Wilson scored twice.

Jennifer Manning scored five goals for St. Mary's (10-4), which held an 18-8 advantage in shots in the first half. Mary Sutton had three goals.

Severna Park led 10-4 with 12:48 left in the game when the Saints ran off five straight goals in a little more than six minutes.

Carnaggio then scored on a free-position shot with 4:59 left, and Lizzy Warfield ducked a defender and beat St. Mary's goalie Heather Donaldson to widen the gap.

"It's something about St. Mary's -- we get that close, but we never really get over the edge. It's very frustrating," said Saints coach Tina Lewnes, whose team plays an independent schedule.

One of St. Mary's goals during its rally came on a shot from Meghan Coakley that Severna Park coach Carin Peterson thought struck the post and bounced out. It made the score 10-7 with 9:09 left.

"I think the girls relaxed a little bit after getting the big lead, and the pipe goal affected them as well," Peterson said. "But they did regain their composure."

Gately scored her first goal just 59 seconds into the game and converted again at 12:12 to give Severna Park a 2-0 lead. But Manning fired a shot through the legs of Falcons goalie Brandee Snyder 24 seconds later.

Merri Kennedy had a chance to tie the score with a free-position shot, but Snyder made one of her eight saves in the half. Severna Park then ran off three straight goals to take a 7-3 lead at halftime.

Snyder finished with 13 saves. Donaldson, who replaced starter Anedra Wiseman at halftime, stopped eight shots.

Severna Park knew it was in for a difficult time with St. Mary's.

No. 1 Mount Hebron struggled to a 13-9 win over the Saints last week, and earlier this season, No. 5 Annapolis took a 5-4 victory in the rain at the Betty Hallmark Tournament.

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