Naylor's 6 goals help Scorpions top Glenelg, 18-12

April 24, 1996|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Chris Naylor of Oakland Mills had a day to remember yesterday.

Making his second varsity start, the 130-pound junior attackman scored six goals and had three assists to lead the Scorpions to an 18-12 victory over Glenelg. He previously had five goals and two assists the entire season.

Well-known as an all-county wrestler, Naylor showed he can master two sports.

"I'm left-handed, and that gives me an advantage playing left attack," Naylor said.

Glenelg (4-4, 2-1 league), tied for first place when the game began, jumped to a 6-4 lead in the second quarter. Gregg Edell (five goals, three assists) scored four of those first six goals and assisted on another.

But the Scorpions (5-3, 2-1) rallied by scoring five unanswered goals before halftime to take a 9-6 lead. Naylor scored two of those five goals. Bryan Cole (four goals, two assists) scored a goal and had an assist during that run.

Glenelg coach Rick Kincaid said his team did a poor job picking up the loose balls off the faceoffs.

"I thought Cole and Matt Rollman did a good job on faceoffs for us," Oakland Mills coach Ken Hovet said.

But the main reason for Glenelg's downfall was its failure to control the pace of the game.

"We didn't play a deliberate game and that's our youth. You can't let an athletic team like Oakland Mills run with the ball," Kincaid said. "We needed to be more physical."

Glenelg rallied in the third quarter on a goal by Edell and three by Beau Pich (four goals, one assist), and tied the game at 10-10 with 3: 24 left in the period.

But Oakland Mills again answered the challenge with its second 5-0 run and led 15-10 with 8: 29 left in the game. Scorpions attackman Tim Wong scored three of those five goals.

"We put more shots on goal than normal today," Naylor said. "This was probably our best game."

Oakland Mills plays a zone defense and is normally a low-scoring team.

"But when we play Glenelg, for some reason it is always a fast-paced and high-scoring game," Hovet said.

Earlier this season Oakland Mills defeated Glenelg in a holiday tournament, 13-11.

"We've been hot and cold," said Hovet, whose team struggled to beat Hammond, 6-5, on Monday. "We were more aggressive on ground balls and faceoffs today, and more patient offensively. We didn't throw the ball away."

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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