`Awesome' Brian Leads Glenelg Win

Hurting Gladiator Scores 5

Oakland Mills Bows, 12-6

Girls Lacrosse

April 25, 1997|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Camey Brian can play with pain. The Glenelg senior, who will leave June 6 for Army boot camp in South Carolina, has been battling tendinitis around her left knee for a couple of weeks.

"It hurts real bad," Brian said.

She knows rest would do her good.

"But it's not going to happen," said Brian, a second-team All-County lacrosse player last year and a second-team All-County basketball player this winter. "You have to play. You can't think about those things."

Brian thought only about beating Oakland Mills yesterday, then did something about it. She scored five goals, tying a career high, as the visiting Gladiators defeated Oakland Mills, 12-6.

"Camey had an awesome game," said teammate Denise Karahasan, who had two goals, as did Maggie Burk.

The victory gave Glenelg (5-3 overall, 4-1 county) sole possession of third place in the county, trailing Mount Hebron and Centennial (both 5-0). Oakland Mills (3-5, 3-2 ) fell into a fourth-place tie with Hammond (4-3, 3-2).

Dawn Christensen scored the first of her three goals 2 1/2 minutes into the game to give Oakland Mills its only lead, 1-0.

With the score tied at 2, Brian, who is in the Army Reserves, scored on an 8-meter shot with 9: 45 left in the first half. It was the first of four straight Glenelg goals, three by Brian.

The 5-foot-10 Brian scored her fourth goal of the half with one second left to give Glenelg a 7-3 halftime lead.

Glenelg, which dominated the draws, shots on goal and possession time, took an 8-3 lead on Karahasan's goal four minutes into the second half. Oakland Mills got goals by Shanti Smith and Stephanie Wu to cut its deficit to three, and Glenelg coach Ginger Kincaid called a time out.

Brian broke the Scorpions' momentum -- and began a run of four straight Glenelg goals -- with a nice left-handed score with 12: 02 left to make it 9-5.

Kincaid, who was without two starters and a top substitute because of a band trip to Florida, said her team "played real smart. We had a lot of people playing out of position. They adjusted to everything I asked them to."

Added Kincaid: "We had to work for everything we got. The score doesn't indicate how close the game was."

Oakland Mills coach Chris Marsiglia said her team played much better then it did in Wednesday's 9-7 loss to Howard. "Glenelg played a good game," Marsiglia said. "This is one of the better Glenelg teams I've seen."

Pub Date: 4/25/97

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