No. 7 Broadneck wins showdown with Annapolis Bruins' defense comes up big, sparks 8-1 victory

Boys lacrosse

April 27, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

In last night's long-awaited matchup between Anne Arundel County rivals Annapolis and Broadneck, the Bruins made the visiting Panthers wait a little longer before scoring a goal.

By the time No. 10 Annapolis found the net, late in the third quarter, the game was nearly in hand and the seventh-ranked Bruins went on to win, 8-1, in a key South Division game.

Barring a pair of upsets in the Bruins' final two regular-season games, Broadneck will most likely face North County, the North Division favorite, for the county championship early next month.

"We were playing hard, but we weren't playing smart," said Broadneck coach Clay White, whose team overcame a season-high 12 penalties to remain undefeated in county play. "Our defense was tremendous and Matt Coy [nine saves] once again proved that he's the best goalie in the county. If he didn't prove that tonight, I don't know. . . ."

Broadneck, the highest-ranked public school team in the metro area, opened the scoring 7: 43 into the game when Erik Holt scored the first of his three goals on a feed from George McConochie.

After watching Annapolis hit two pipes, McConochie, a senior attackman, put the hosts ahead by two by leaping high for a feed from Gerry Case near the crease and converting it before his feet hit the ground.

Case made Annapolis goalie Tobin Poole (eight saves) pay for leaving the crease as he scooped up a loose ball near midfield and fired a long shot into the net.

Annapolis' frustrations boiled over in the waning minutes of the second quarter and the Panthers found themselves three men down after their coach, Dan Hart, was penalized for arguing a call with an official.

A save by Poole and some poor shot selection kept the Bruins from capitalizing on the penalties.

Peter Flickenger brought the Panthers back to reality with a goal that put the Bruins ahead 4-0 at the half.

Annapolis (9-3, 9-1) finally got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter when Tucker McNeely fed Steve Brianas, but Case and Holt answered, giving Broadneck a 7-1 lead heading into the fourth.

"We were flat tonight and I take full responsibility because, emotionally, I think we were ready to play yesterday and we may have left it on the practice field," said Hart, whose Panthers scored 11 straight goals in Tuesday's 13-4 win over No. 13 Severna Park.

"Broadneck came to play and we didn't answer the call. We were back on our heels all night."

Girls lacrosse

Annapolis 7, Broadneck 1: Top-ranked Annapolis held No. 13 Broadneck to three shots on goal in beating the Bruins (9-3).

Broadneck was down, 3-0, at the half but cut the lead to two when Corrine Shuck fed Brooke Toomey 24 seconds into the second half.

Amy Brew scored her second goal of the game at the 12: 48 mark, giving Annapolis (12-0) a 4-1 lead.

Stephy Samaras finished with one goal and one assist for the Panthers, and teammates Brooke Wagner, Susan Berotti, Becky Morris and Kristen Kapusta each had a goal.

"You can't score if you don't shoot," said Bruins coach Jenn Shuck.

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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