Boys' Latin holds off Calvert Hall, 9-8 No. 1 Lakers use 3-0 spurt to snap 6-6 third-period tie

Boys lacrosse

April 02, 1997|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

With the game tied at 5-5 at the the half, Calvert Hall was successfully executing its game plan.

The No. 6 Cardinals had prevented the Boys' Latin Lakers from building an early lead -- as they did in going up, 5-0, in an earlier 6-3 win over No. 4 Loyola -- and even led by a goal early in the third period.

But the No. 1 Lakers broke a 6-6 tie with a 3-0 run on goals by Ryan Mollett, Ian Shure (two goals) and All-Metro Aaron Vercollone (one goal, one assist) to elude an upset with a 9-8 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference A Division victory at Calvert Hall (3-2, 1-1).

The Lakers (6-0, 1-0), who out-shot the Cardinals, 8-2, in the third period, were minus injured All-Metro attackman Greg Patchak, who said cartilage damage in his left knee has him out "on a day-to-day" basis. Without him, Boys' Latin got offensive contributions from seven players, including Todd Ulrich (two goals, one assist), Tom Glatzel (three assists) and Steve O'Neill (one goal, one assist).

Calvert Hall sophomore Bryan Mulford, on an assist from second-team All-Metro Tom Tamberrino (one goal, two assists), gave the Cardinals their second and final lead, 6-5, with 3: 40 gone in the third period. But Glatzel assisted Ulrich to tie the game for the sixth and final time with seven minutes left.

Calvert Hall won, 8-7, last year, despite a six-goal effort from Patchak.

"Missing Patchak was a factor, but Holt Hopkins stepped in and ran the plays well," said Glatzel. "We were able to stick it in the goal in the third period."

Cardinals Dan LaMonica, a freshman, and Brett Wagner, a junior, scored their second goals of the game -- the latter after sprinting 55 yards -- to bring Calvert Hall within a goal with 2: 28 remaining, but the Lakers ran out the clock.

Adam Borcz also scored twice for the Cardinals, giving them their first lead, 4-3, with three minutes left in the first period, and tying the game at 5-5 early in the second.

"We came out unintimidated right from the beginning, and it's a game we could have and should have won," said Wagner. "But we showed a lot of heart, and we'll be there in the end."

"Jesse Radebaugh, David Rongione and Chris Stebbings played well defensively. We were getting the second and third slides," said Cardinals coach Bryan Kelly, who also credited the play of goalkeeper Beret Dickson (12 saves). "B.L. has a lot of talent, and for us to keep it this close, I'm pretty pleased."

Pub Date: 4/02/97

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