Lakers outlast Gaels in 2 OTs

April 06, 1994|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Mount St. Joseph coach Drew Bowden can live with the physical mistakes and he'll even tolerate the mental ones, as long as they are committed at full speed.

"I've been stressing since I've been here that all you need to do is play as hard and as smart as you can, and then, no matter what happens, you can walk off the field without any regrets," said Bowden. "Every one of my players knows that they have to go out and play for 40 minutes."

Bowden's No. 6 Gaels followed his code of conduct throughout yesterday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A 0` Conference matchup with visiting Boys' Latin.

The only trouble was the game lasted more than 44 minutes.

Exactly one week after losing to Loyola in quadruple overtime, No. 5 Boys' Latin found out what it's like to win in sudden-death as the Lakers rallied back from a 6-3 fourth-quarter deficit and defeated Mount St. Joseph, 7-6, in double-overtime.

Junior attackman Scott Hochstadt, who led all scorers with two goals and one assist, provided the Lakers with the game-winning goal 1:16 into the second overtime period, but it was junior midfielder Jeff Jeffers who made it happen.

Jeffers picked off a long clearing pass at midfield and quickly fed Hochstadt, who rifled in the game-winner from 15 yards away.

"I really feel bad for St. Joe because they played a good game, but we deserve a little credit because we didn't quit. We kept coming and coming," said Lakers coach Bob Shriver. "The kids know that if you're not buckled up and ready to go in these [MIAA] games you're crazy. It's a fabulous league and every time you step on the field you got to be ready to play."

The Lakers' minds seemed elsewhere in the first half and the Gaels capitalized on the absence. Mount St. Joe (4-2, 1-1) raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and led 4-2 at the half.

The LaChapelle twins, sophomore midfielders Mark and Brian, combined for a goal 1:37 into the second half, giving the Gaels a 5-2 lead. Matt Hipszer added another goal for the hosts 43 seconds later on an assist from Josh Hockstra.

The Lakers (7-1, 1-1) returned the margin to three when J. D. Radebaugh found the net on a pass from Hochstadt with 2:57 left in the third.

Junior attackman Brad Gilroy brought Boys' Latin back to within one with two unassisted goals early in the fourth quarter and junior midfielder Tim Berger tied it with 3:25 remaining when he took a feed from Jeffers and sent a one-hopper past Mount St. Joe goalie Jay Born.

Born, only a sophomore, played like a veteran as he emerged with 19 saves, including three key stops in overtime. Boys' Latin keeper Brandon Mollett finished with seven saves but two of them were game-savers.

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