Towson routs Owings Mills, 7-3 Boys soccer

September 29, 1993|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer

Chi-Chi Giraldo had just scored Towson's sixth goal of an eventual 7-3 soccer victory over Owings Mills when his coach, Randy Dase, said, "This score's more like in football."

Certainly, the two teams played a run-and-shoot style of offense yesterday.

Neither defense handled the opposing team's attack very well, but the Generals (3-0, 3-0) had more firepower, building a 5-2 halftime lead over the Golden Eagles (4-1, 2-1) in a wild Baltimore County 2A-1A matchup.

Each coach viewed the game in a positive light. Mark Lavalee touted his young Golden Eagles' perseverance, and Dase liked his Generals' teamwork.

For Towson, senior midfielder Spencer Ford and freshman striker Ryan Cumo each scored twice and had an assist, followed by All-County striker Ian Wildey with a goal and an assist and Giraldo and Josh Fasti with a goal each.

"It was my kind of victory because everyone got into it," said Dase, whose Generals were 2A state co-champs in 1991 before losing in last year's regional semifinals.

Owings Mills, which plays at Hereford on Tuesday, is two wins shy of a 6-6-1 record that put it in last year's regional championships, where it lost to Francis Scott Key.

Towson began the year as the area's 14th-ranked team and rose to No. 13 before its first game.

But the Generals struggled from a 3-1 deficit in a 4-3 opening win over Sparrows Point and -- even with last week's 10-0 shutout of Milford Mill -- dropped from the rankings.

"I only start two seniors, so this was a good indicator of where we stand," said Lavalee, whose Golden Eagles outscored their first four opponents 23-2 with two shutouts. "Physically, we weren't able to stay with them, but we've got a lot to learn."

The Generals clearly were the more skilled team, out-shooting the visitors 16-3 in the first half (30-8 for the game) with a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks. Towson keeper John Vaupel (one save) barely touched the ball.

"We wanted to beat them worse than last year [a 5-0 win], but they played hard," said Ford, who ranks second on the team with four goals and two assists behind Wildey (six, nine).

"We made some mistakes, but this game was a good game for us."

Towson shut down Owings Mills' Damon Holmes (eight goals, one assist) and Italy exchange student Antonio Boselli (five, one), but junior Cory Zajdel (six, five) responded with all three Golden Eagles goals.

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