No. 6 Severn takes 11-7 fall to Calvert Hall No. 12 Cardinals' offense awakens vs. Admirals

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 on both ends of the field, the No. 12 Cardinals posted a convincing 11-7 victory over No. 6 Severn yesterday afternoon. It was the first MIAA 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 with 5: 41 left in the first quarter.

Calvert Hall opened up 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," said Tamberrino, a junior who is in his first season on attack. "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."

After falling behind 10-2 after three quarters, Severn (3-2, 1-2) started to slowly chip away at the Calvert Hall lead. The Admirals closed to within 10-5 when Ben Marchant scored with 2: 43 left in the game.

But Corey Comen scored for Calvert Hall 18 seconds later to push the lead up to 11-5. Severn scored twice in the final 1 1/2 minutes to close out the game.

Although Severn scored five goals in the final quarter, 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.

The Admirals have lost two straight, mainly due to lackluster starts. In their past two games, Severn has been outscored 13-3 in the first half but came back to total 13 goals in the second half.

"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. They just out-hustled us and out ground balled us. Give them credit, they came out to play."

Pub Date: 4/03/96

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