Calvert Hall gets its day, beats Boys' Latin No. 6 Cardinals win on late deflected goal, 11-10

Boys lacrosse

April 27, 1996|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Last month, Calvert Hall pushed Boys' Latin to the fourth quarter. But yesterday, the Cardinals received a little extra help to nudge them over the edge.

Brett Wagner's sailing shot deflected off a Boys' Latin defenseman and into the goal with 35 seconds left to lift No. 6 Calvert Hall to an 11-10 upset of the No. 3 and visiting Lakers.

"It was like magic," Wagner said. "I don't know what really happened after I took the shot. It was wide of the goal. Then I heard it hit something and it went into the goal."

It was the first win for Calvert Hall (6-3) over one of the MIAA A Conference powers this season after some near misses. The Cardinals have lost to Gilman and Loyola by a combined three goals and dropped an 8-5 decision to Boys' Latin on March 26.

"We've lost a lot of games because we didn't get the breaks," Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said. "I told them that perseverance builds character and that some day it will go our way. On that last goal, I was on the sidelines praying that day would be today."

Calvert Hall pulled away near the end of the second quarter, scoring three times in a 1 1/2 -minute span. Jim Knoska capped that run by scoring on an unsettled situation after a faceoff to give the Cardinals a 6-4 lead with 4: 54 left.

Boys' Latin (10-3) charged back behind Calvert Hall transfer Greg Patchak, who scored three straight goals to tie the game, 7-7, with four minutes remaining in the third. The Cardinals again tried to put away the Lakers, building a 10-8 lead in the fourth quarter.

Patchak scored his fifth and sixth goals of the game to tie it at 10-10 with three minutes left. John Ritcey won the ensuing faceoff for Calvert Hall, which held possession for the next 2 1/2 minutes.

Then Wagner took a wild shot from 13 yards out that curled left of the goal but ricocheted off a Lakers defender and past stunned goalkeeper Brian Berger.

"I think we wanted it more," said attackman Jerry Schiavino, who led Calvert Hall with four goals and an assist. "We wanted this game especially after we should have beat them the last time."

It was a disappointing loss for Boys' Latin, which had come back to tie the game four times.

"We made so many mistakes,"Lakers coach Bob Shriver said. "Some things happened out there, but the kids know you make your own breaks."

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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