Boys' Latin dismantles Severn, 20-5 No. 1 Lakers tune up for St. Mary's showdown

April 05, 1997|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Severn lacrosse coach Charlie Toomey, a collegiate All-American at Loyola, went back to his high school alma mater, No. 1 Boys' Latin, yesterday.

It's just too bad the former All-Metro goalie for the Lakers couldn't strap on his helmet and chest-protector to help out his No. 10 Admirals.

Led by All-Metro Aaron Vercollone (four goals, one assist), Ian Shure (four, three), Holt Hopkins (five goals) and David Ulrich (one goal, four assists), the Lakers peppered goalies James Carter (17 saves) and Andrew Larkin (seven) with 48 shots, and dominated every aspect of their 20-5 victory.

Shure had five shots, Hopkins six, and Steve O'Neill scored two goals on three shots.

Defenders John Glatzel, Tommy Nee, Nick Breslin and David Rose limited the visitors to just six shots over three periods, and midfielders Vercollone, Mike Thomas, Mark Krastel and Colby Cox combined to win 22 of 26 faceoffs against Severn, which had 18 shots overall.

Hopkins' fifth goal, 45 seconds into the fourth period, made the score 17-3 and prompted Lakers coach Bob Shriver to begin putting in the reserves.

Boys' Latin improved to 7-0 with its fourth victory over a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opponent, and 2-0 in the A Division. Severn dropped to 2-3, 0-2.

"It's getting harder and harder for the kids to get off the bus for games, but I'm not giving up on them," said Toomey, whose Admirals have beaten Mount St. Joseph and DeMatha of Hyattsville. "We've just got to learn how to beat a Baltimore-area team."

It was apparent early that it wasn't going to happen yesterday, even though the Lakers were playing their second straight game without senior All-Metro attacker Greg Patchak, who said he expects to return from a knee injury for Tuesday's home game against No. 2 St. Mary's.

"We respect every team, so this was a very important win going into the St. Mary's game," said Shure. "We wanted to really get the ball moving, do all the little things right so we could be on a roll and hopefully get a victory on Tuesday."

Severn had been outshot 18-4 and had lost all 10 faceoffs when its first score, by John Neely (two goals) with 5: 12 left in the second period, made it 8-1.

Neely later scored to make it 10-2 -- the halftime score -- off an assist from Dave McDermott (one goal, one assist) with two minutes left.

Brandon McDowell and Tim Staines also scored for the Admirals.

Pub Date: 4/05/97

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