Broadneck turns on 'D' to turn back St. Albans Goalie Coy helps Bruins seal tourney championship

April 07, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After showcasing its offense in the opening round of yesterday's inaugural Lawrence E. Knight Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, host Broadneck proved it doesn't need to score in double figures to come out on top.

The No. 7 Bruins, who advanced to the championship round by clobbering C. Milton Wright, 11-2, tightened up defensively in the waning minutes of the tournament final and escaped with a 6-5 victory over St. Albans of Washington, D.C.

Broadneck senior goalie Matt Coy single-handedly kept the game from going into overtime and brought the partisan crowd to its feet when he came up with a save on a shot from point-blank range with 12 seconds remaining.

"Coy holds the pipe very well. He's not a flashy goalie, but he plays very good position," said Broadneck coach Clay White. "He's been tough all year, and I think he's very underrated."

The Bruins (5-1) owned the faceoffs with Chris Martin (one goal) winning 11 of 14 starts. Senior attackman George McConochie led Broadneck in scoring with two goals and one assist and Gerry Case and Peter Flickenger each had one goal and one assist in the final.

McConochie had three saves in the Bruins' first-round victory, and teammates David Schilling and Paul Marek each scored three goals.

Case tied the championship game at 1 on a feed from McConochie during an extra-man situation early in the second quarter and fed Martin for the go-ahead in the fourth.

"[Broadneck] is a great team and Gerry Case is probably one of the best players we'll see all year, so we're real happy with the way things turned out," said St. Albans coach Malcolm Lester.

"My fiancee asked me how I thought we would do today and I told her, 'We could go 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2,' but I knew Broadneck was the team to watch."

In the third-place consolation game, Mount Hebron squandered a five-goal lead before rallying for two goals in the final two minutes and claiming a 14-13 win over C.M. Wright (4-2).

James Thomas and Jeremy Desor each had three goals in the contest and Brent Wilhoite added two goals and two assists for the Vikings (3-1).

Mount Hebron jumped out to a 5-3 halftime lead in its first-round matchup with St. Albans but was eliminated in double overtime, 6-5.

Winship Ross led the way for St. Albans with three goals, including the game-winner.

Jeff Sedlak and Jeff Smith were the only two players able to find the net for C.M. Wright in its first-round mismatch. Smith added four goals and four assists in the Mustangs' consolation loss, and Sedlak chipped in four goals and one assist.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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