Markley, Coombs power Black & Gold to 15-9 win in Senior All-Star Game

June 03, 1996|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Sean Markley said he knew all along that he could hold his own against the state's top public and private school lacrosse players, and yesterday he proved it.

Markley, a recent graduate of Forest Park, scored two goals and St. Paul's star Buggs Coombs scored a bulk of the others to help Black and Gold to a 15-9 victory in yesterday's third annual Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game at Loyola College.

"It was a lot different from playing at the city level," said Markley, who tallied 91 points for Forest Park (11-1) during his senior campaign. "There was talent all over the field and it brings your game up a notch. I didn't have to try and do it all myself."

Coombs, who is headed to Maryland next fall, scored a game-high four goals and one assist and was given the Kevin Reichardt Memorial Award as the game's most outstanding offensive player.

"We all got along real well and we just went out today and had some fun," said Coombs, a relentless attackman who led the Crusaders to the MIAA A Conference finals. "It's nice to end my high school career like this, playing with my friends and having a good time. That's what it's all about."

McDonogh goalie Art Chen (Harvard) only played the first half, but his 10 saves helped his team secure a 9-3 victory and helped him win the Eric Franklin Memorial Award as the outstanding defensive player.

Dan Marohl, an attackman who paced top-ranked and undefeated St. Mary's (17-0) to an MIAA A Conference championship, scored four goals for Red and White but finally found himself on the losing end of the stick.

"This is the first time I've lost since my junior year," said Marohl, who will play at UMBC.

Catonsville's Kevin Gemmell had a goal and two assists for Black and Gold and Chris Kakel (St. Paul's/Duke) added three assists. Calvert Hall defenseman Casey Connor had a goal and an assist in the winning cause and defenseman Rich Reid (St. Paul's/Virginia) chipped in a goal.

Pub Date: 6/03/96

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