Boys' Latin routs Landon No. 1 Lakers pull away in 2nd half to win 18-8

April 12, 1997|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BETHESDA -- The showdown between Baltimore's top-ranked Boys' Latin and Landon Prep, the Washington, D.C., area's top-ranked team, turned into a clinic in the second half.

Perhaps the host Bears should have brought along some pens and paper.

After battling their way to a 7-6 halftime lead, the Lakers (9-0) broke loose for six straight third-quarter goals, including five in a span of 2: 26, turning a potential thriller into an 18-8 laugher.

"We came out in the second half and played the game that we know how to play," said midfielder Aaron Vercollone, who contributed three goals. "Our faceoff guys, Mark Krastel, Mike Thomas and James Watson-Galbreith, did awesome, and we kept the ball the whole third quarter.

"I guess we relaxed a little too much in the first quarter, because we thought we were going to blow them out, but they are a good team and they are physical."

Senior attackmen Holt Hopkins and David Ulrich both handled the pressure, and each had a hand in five goals for Boys' Latin. Holt led all goal scorers with four goals and an assist. Ulrich added two goals and three assists.

Greg Patchak exploited the Bears for two goals and two assists, and fellow senior attackman Ian Shure delivered a punishing three goals and one assist.

The Bears, who have occupied The Washington Post's No. 1 ranking since St. Mary's began its slide, had Baltimore's, and arguably the nation's, top high school team on the ropes throughout the first half. Landon (4-2) took a 4-3 lead late in the first quarter when Teddy Lamade fielded an errant clearing pass from goalie Brian Berger and fed David Taylor.

Landon took its third and final lead of the game midway through the second quarter.

The Lakers responded by reeling off three straight goals.

The Bears, who have won or shared a piece of the last 16 Interstate Athletic Conference titles, ended the first half on an up note as Jordan Archibald scored to pull his team to within one.

But Shure ignited the Lakers' six-goal run in the third quarter by picking off a goalie pass and stuffing it in. Hopkins ended it with back-to-back goals that gave the visitors a 13-6 lead.

"I can't remember the last time a team has scored that many goals on us," said Bears coach Rob Bordley.

No. 8 Severna Park 4, North County 3, OT: Mickey O'Connor's second goal of the game, with 18 second left, forced overtime and his third goal was the game-winner for the host Falcons (6-0).

No. 7 McDonogh 13, Mount St. Joseph 3: Greg Adams and Matt Primm led the visiting Eagles with a hat trick each.

No. 12 C. Milton Wright 14, Bel Air 5: Todd Strausburg and Mike Sedlak each scored three goals for the host Mustangs (5-2).

No. 11 Broadneck 15, Old Mill 1: Rusty Petsche scored four goals to lead the host Bruins (5-2).

No. 13 Chesapeake-AA 9, South River 6: Rob Bookhamer scored three goals in the visiting Cougars' (7-1) victory.

No. 14 Dulaney 6, Hereford 2: Bill Kauffman had three goals and two assists for the host Lions.

No. 15 Friends 15, Gibbons 1: Matt Swann and Jake Martin each scored three times for the host Quakers (5-3).

Girls lacrosse

No. 5 Annapolis 20, Northeast 1: Kelly Dirks scored five goals for the host Panthers (7-1).

No. 2. St. Paul's 15, Centennial: Kate Ahern had four goals and Mills Hook had four assists and a goal for the host Gators.

No. 15 Hereford 17, Perry Hall 6: Portia Gotwalt scored six goals to spark the host Bulls (3-1).

Pub Date: 4/12/97

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