Annapolis stops Broadneck win streak with 10-3 victory

April 12, 1994|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

The road to the Class 3A-4A state championship took a detour last night as visiting and No. 14-ranked Annapolis routed No. 7 Broadneck, 10-3, in a rematch of last year's Region IV semifinal.

Taylor Boone scored two goals and registered three assists and fellow senior attackman Scott Regina added three goals and an assist in the victory that ended the two-time defending state champion Bruins' winning streak against public school opponents at 33.

"You can't deny that Broadneck has had a tremendous two-year run but our kids thought it was about time that the road to the state championship start running through Annapolis High School and not Broadneck anymore," said Annapolis coach Dan Hart, whose team will face Meade today before meeting Severna Park on Friday. "At Annapolis High School, we expect to win. Winning is not a sometimes thing and this night belongs to the kids from Annapolis High School."

The Panthers certainly owned the first quarter.

Regina started things off for Annapolis when he scooped up a rolling shuffle pass from Eric Morgan and tossed it in the empty net.

The Panthers (3-2, 2-0) continued to control the tempo and possession and their patience on offense finally paid off with 3:21 left in the first quarter when Morgan fed senior attackman Chris Miller for Annapolis' second goal.

Broadneck's attack turned over the ball on its first two possessions and the Bruins were held shotless until 7:47 into the contest.

Annapolis took a 3-0 lead with 12 seconds left in the first quarter on a Jon Brianas goal, assisted by Boone, and went ahead by four goals when Boone fed Eric Morgan's twin brother, Josh.

Chris Martin retaliated for Broadneck by winning the ensuing faceoff and took it straight to the cage for an unassisted score.

The Panthers had the final say before the half and senior defenseman Dave Wiegrad made it happen with a crisp clearing pass to Boone, who forwarded it to Eric Morgan to earn his third assist and a 5-1 halftime lead.

"Our offense did the job but our defense did a lot more than they were supposed to do and that's why we won," said Boone. "Everyone knew what we had to do coming in here and knew what it meant and we came in here and achieved what we wanted to achieve."

Broadneck (3-2) pulled to within three twice during the third quarter on goals by Bob Hanna and John Lengyel, but Regina and Travis Scholtz each found the net in the waning seconds to give Annapolis an 8-3 lead heading into the final 10 minutes.

"We got hammered, but it happens because you can't stay on top forever," said Broadneck coach Clay White. "We got beat on all ends of the field. They just beat us handily. We're young and inexperienced in a lot of areas, but we feel we're going to be a playoff team and we'll be back."

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