Calvert Hall finds offense, tops Severn

April 03, 1996|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For the past week, Calvert Hall targeted Severn and it showed.

Out-hustling and out-playing the visiting Admirals at both ends of the field, the No. 12 Cardinals posted a convincing 11-7 victory over No. 6 Severn yesterday. It was the first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association victory and the first win over a top 10 team for Calvert Hall (2-2, 1-2) this season.

"It was a must win for us," said coach Bryan Kelly, whose Cardinals hadn't played a conference game for an entire week. "We knew we had to win this game, and we came in focused and prepared."

In their previous losses, to St. Paul's and Boys' Latin, the Cardinals were carried by their defense. But the young Calvert Hall offense asserted itself after an early mistake by Severn.

Under no pressure, Admirals goalkeeper Willie Wu dropped the ball on a clearing situation. Cardinals attackman Tom Tamberrino beat Wu to the ball and laid it into the open net for a 1-0 lead.

Calvert Hall opened a 3-0 advantage 1 1/2 minutes later as Adam Borcz and Tamberrino both scored on one-on-one moves. The Cardinals continued to play with more confidence and built their lead to 9-2 midway through the third quarter after Tamberrino assisted Bob Carr and Jerry Schiavino for scores.

"We were playing for pride," Tamberrino said. "Once I scored that garbage goal for our first score, it loosened things up. This is the first game where everyone knew where to move the ball."

Severn (3-2, 1-2) scored five goals in the final quarter, but the Calvert Hall defense contained the Admirals for most of the game. Peter Janney was the sole offense for Severn for the first three quarters, but managed only two goals in the first 36 minutes.

"We come out and if things don't go our way, we drop our heads," Severn coach Charley Toomey said. "They are not a better team than us."

Pub Date: 4/03/96

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