The changing of the guard in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference became official yesterday when No. 1-ranked Boys' Latin routed the visiting defending champion St. Mary's Saints, 18-5.
The victory solidified the Lakers' stance atop the metro-area poll and put the fifth-ranked Saints, losers of three straight, in jeopardy of missing the playoffs.
"We just aren't that good, it's that simple," said St. Mary's coach Jim Moorhead, who is trying to rebuild a program hit hard by graduation. "Boys' Latin is great. They're awesome. They beat us in every facet of the game. They should have beaten us by 30."
Boys' Latin may have covered that margin had it not made wholesale substitutions in the third quarter. The Lakers (8-0, 5-0) opened up a 6-1 first-quarter lead, led 11-2 at halftime and went ahead 16-2 in the third.
Thirteen players factored into the scoring for Boys' Latin, and 12 of them scored goals.
Greg Patchak returned after missing a couple of games with a sore knee and led the way with four goals and three assists. Tom Glatzel, one of three Lakers heading to Notre Dame, contributed three goals and three assists.
"We played terrific lacrosse," said Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver, whose roster includes nine players already committed to Division I college programs. "We stayed after the loose balls, found the open man, and everyone was moving offensively."
St. Mary's senior Jamison Mullen, who will be a teammate with Aaron Vercollone and Ian Shure next year at Virginia, led the Saints (2-3, 3-1) with two goals, and Ryan Metzbower, Jim Hardesty and John Harasaym each had a goal in the losing cause.
Shure, who entered the game as the Lakers' leading scorer with 12 goals and 23 assists, tacked on a goal and two assists, and future Fighting Irishman David Ulrich added a goal and an assist.
Pub Date: 4/09/97