Assists add up to win for Cards

April 01, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

Host Calvert Hall entered yesterday's Larry Wineke Heart Fund lacrosse tournament against Dulaney with a 1-2 record. Senior midfielder Tim Kowalewski felt somewhat responsible for the Cardinals' slow start.

Against the 12th-ranked Lions (1-1), however, Kowalewski had three goals and three assists as the 11th-ranked Cardinals (2-2) overcame a 1-0 deficit to win, 8-4.

The tournament's second game had No. 3 St. Paul's (2-1) building a 13-2 lead en route to a 15-6 victory over sixth-ranked Perry Hall (2-1), last year's 3A-4A state runner-up.

The Crusaders were led by Tucker Radebaugh (one goal, five assists), John Solter (three goals), Jamie Pollock (three goals), Addison Von Lunz (two goals, one assist) and Billy Ruhl (two goals).

Calvert Hall plays Perry Hall tomorrow, and St. Paul's takes on Dulaney.

Calvert Hall had lost to Landon and St. Albans and struggled in a 7-4 victory over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association rival McDonogh -- a recent 13-0 loser to defending MIAA champ St. Mary's.

But the Cardinals' passing game was in sync against Dulaney, with only one of their goals being unassisted.

"Coach [Michael] Thomas told us to move the ball in unsettled situations and that's what did it for us," said Kowalewski.

"I didn't do well early on, but I feel I really stepped up today and we came together as a team."

The Cardinals' defense of Jo-Jo Perriello, Brett Rurka, Austin Sailor and keeper Strider Dickson (eight saves) held the Lions scoreless on three of five extra-man opportunities.

Dulaney's Dan Sherwood, who entered the game with six goals and four assists, was held to a goal and an assist.

"We came out strong, but we made a lot of unforced errors," said Dulaney midfielder Bill Siciliano, who had three goals. "We didn't get the kind of ground balls we would have liked to and that's what hurt us today."

Calvert Hall -- which led, 6-2, at the half -- had an 8-2 intermission advantage in faceoffs (10-5 for the game) thanks to Chris Nohe and Carri Taylorson.

Sherwood put his team up with 6:29 left in the first period on an extra-man opportunity off a pass from Chris Karppala.

But the Cardinals went up, 2-1, on a goal by Steve Preis from David Federline, and Kowalewski's goal off a pass from Preis.

Siciliano's extra-man goal off a pass from Matt Stiel tied the score at 2 with 7:10 left in the half, but the Cardinals reeled off four unanswered goals for the halftime momentum.

The first came from Ryan Lachowicz, the next two came on feeds from freshman Greg Patchak to Kowalewski, and the last from Kowalewski to Taylorson.

The teams traded goals in each of the last two periods. In the third, Kowalewski assisted Patchak, and Joe High fed Siciliano. In the fourth period, Preis scored unassisted and Sherwood assisted Siciliano.

St. Paul's overcame an early 2-0 deficit against Perry Hall with 13 unanswered goals.

The rally began with 1:25 left in the first period and ended with 8:51 left in the game as the Gators' Mike Faith made it 13-3 on an assist from Nick Cowan.

St. Paul's led, 10-2, at halftime after outscoring the Gators, 8-0, in the second quarter.

The Crusaders also held Cowan -- who scored 64 goals with 38 assists last year -- to just two assists. Greg Stark and Jeff Proctor each had two goals for the Gators.

"We were down, 3-0, against St. Mary's [in a 9-8 victory], but we can't keep doing this [getting behind]," said Radebaugh, a junior. "You kind of worry about the late starts, but it's also a motivator to know that you can come back and win."

It appeared the Gators could make a game of it early as Proctor scored unassisted, and Jeff Taylor scored on an assist from Faith.

Gators' keeper Brandon Hill (10 saves) had snuffed several attempts by the Crusaders until Matt Mueller put St. Paul's on the board, 2-1, and Solter scored three straight times to put his team up for good, 4-2.

Midfielders Mueller and Chris Berrier -- each of whom scored a goal -- combined to give St. Paul's an edge in faceoffs, 10-8. Radebaugh had four of his five assists during the second-quarter blitz.

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