Calvert Hall, Dickson top Mt. St. Joe

April 11, 1994|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun

Mount St. Joseph pressured Calvert Hall for much of the first half yesterday. The Gaels created numerous scoring chances, finishing with 20 shots at halftime.

The problem was only two went in.

The cause of that problem: Calvert Hall goalie Strider Dickson.

Dickson made 12 of his 15 saves in the first half to let host and No. 7 Calvert Hall take control, and teammate Steve Preis scored four goals to help the Cardinals defeat No. 6 Mount St. Joe, 10-6, in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.

Mount St. Joe (4-3, 2-2) came out firing. But Dickson came out on fire, making five saves in the first few minutes.

"If St. Joe hit those shots early, we would have been out of it," said Calvert Hall coach Mike Thomas, whose team improved to 4-4, 2-2.

Dickson stopped a variety of St. Joe shots. The Gaels fired high, low, from in close and far away. But Dickson stopped most of them, despite the rain that made the field slippery.

Mount St. Joe outshot Calvert Hall 20-9 in the first half. But the Cardinals led 6-2 at the break.

"I'm just glad to make the saves I needed to make," said Dickson. "The defense [was] giving me shots I could save. Everything was just going right today."

The Calvert Hall offense, meanwhile, got off to a good start. Jerry Schiavino (two goals) scored the team's first goal 53 seconds into the game. Greg Patchak took the second shot for Calvert Hall -- and that also went in with 6:45 left in the quarter.

St. Joe rallied as Marc Lachapelle (two goals, one assist) scored off a feed from Josh Hockstra (one goal, one assist) with 4:43 left in the quarter, and Hockstra tied it at the 3:07 mark.

Calvert Hall then took over. The Cardinals scored five straight goals -- four in the second quarter alone -- and blanked the Gaels for the next 16:50. The Gaels never drew closer than three again.

Calvert Hall did a good job of converting its chances. The Cardinals finished with 10 goals on 19 shots. At one point, Calvert Hall had scored on eight of its first 11 shots.

"They shot great," said Mount St. Joe coach Drew Bowden, whose team finished with 30 shots. "They were patient on offense."

Preis often sparked the offense. He scored two of the Calvert Hall goals in the second quarter as it took the four-goal halftime lead.

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