Bruins top Admirals in OT, 6-5

April 03, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

Keith Doyle admitted that he didn't expect to take the shot that ended last night's game in sudden-death overtime.

Severn wishes he hadn't.

Doyle, a senior midfielder, scored two minutes into the extra session, enabling No. 9 Broadneck to defeat the seventh-ranked Admirals, 6-5, and allow a public school team to beat a private school for the first time in the five-year history of the Al Laramore Capital City Lacrosse Tournament.

"It's just a great feeling to get the winning goal and everything, but we played as a team," said Doyle, who converted a pass from John Lengyel across the crease after a Broadneck timeout.

The Bruins were coming off a 9-2 loss to No. 1 St. Mary's in Thursday's rain-soaked opening round. The Saints defeated Annapolis, 10-4, in last night's second game.

Severn (1-6) had slipped past Annapolis, 7-6, on Thursday, but wasn't as fortunate last night.

Broadneck led twice in the first half despite being outshot, 17-8, and it took a goal by Severn's Pete Janney with three seconds left in the second quarter to even the score, 4-4.

Broadneck (1-1) had gone ahead, 4-3, on Lengyel's second goal with 1:58 left.

But with the Bruins a man down for the last 30 seconds of the half, Janney scooped up a loose ball in front of the crease and beat goalkeeper Matt Lyttle, who had just come up with two quick saves.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, and Dave Frederick moved Broadneck ahead, 5-4 just 52 seconds into the fourth when he placed a high shot past Severn goalkeeper Willis Wu.

That lead lasted just 27 seconds, as Janney converted a pass from Jason Scott. Broadneck then spent most of the remaining quarter staving off man-advantage opportunities for Severn.

Three times, the Bruins were short-handed. Three times, they came away unscathed, mostly by shadowing Severn's best player, midfielder Tod Winchester.

Then came the game-winner, when Doyle didn't think he would be that wide open on Wu's left side.

"He was going to the back side, but it wasn't exactly designed that way," said Broadneck coach Clay White, whose team committed 18 penalties in the tournament.

In the second game, where tempers flared repeatedly on both sides and almost as many hits were delivered after the whistle as before, St. Mary's (4-1) made sure there wouldn't be a public schools sweep.

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