Broadneck Buries Annapolis, 17-7

3rd-period Run Decisive

Soph Randolph Scores 6

Boys Lacrosse

April 26, 1997|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Broadneck attackman Jason Randolph scored four of his game-high six goals in the third period as the Bruins humbled Annapolis, 17-7, in a key Anne Arundel County game last night.

Randolph, a sophomore, led an 8-1, third-quarter surge that saw the Bruins score six unanswered goals for a commanding 14-5 lead.

The victory at the Panthers' Al Laramore Field left the No. 11 Bruins (9-2) in sole possession of first place in the county's South division at 3-0 with two games left. No. 15 Annapolis (8-2) slipped to 2-1 in the South.

Broadneck plays host to Arundel High Tuesday and visits No. 10 Severna Park next Friday in its quest to repeat as county and Class 3A-4A state champions.

After the game, Bruins coach Clay White unloaded on pollsters, saying his team has been under-rated all season, including by the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association, in which he votes.

"Everybody all year has said nothing about us, and we're the defending state champs," said White, whose demeanor did not typify a coach who had just won a big game. "We played like the defending state champs tonight."

That, the Bruins did, after falling behind 2-0 on Annapolis goals by Pete Ludlum and Dexter Spriggs.

But with 1: 37 left in the first period, the Bruins came alive and scored three times to take a 3-2 lead.

Annapolis bounced back. Tucker Meneely's extra-man goal on a feed from Craig Rentch put the Panthers within one, and Spriggs scored with 5: 03 left in the period to tie the game at 4.

A minute later, Joe Case answered back for the Bruins, and with 2: 31 left in the first half, Randolph made it 6-4. That would be the closest Annapolis would get the rest of the night.

Before a minute had expired in the second half, Brian Lawton's second assist set up Case. Randolph made it 8-4 with 5: 49 left, but the Panthers' Brad Downer controlled the ensuing face-off and raced in to score for an 8-5 margin.

Randolph then started Broadneck's overwhelming six-goal parade with 5: 32 remaining. Nate Williams, Matt Atkinson and Phil Morrison each scored in the spree.

Tempers flared with 2: 51 left in the game, when the Bruins gave Panthers goalie Eli Feldman a cheap shot. Out of the nets, he was leveled on the sidelines as several Bruins laughed and cheered.

Annapolis coach Dan Hart strongly protested the rough-housing to official Bob Bush, whose response was to throw a pair of yellow flags on the coach.

Lacrosse: 5 OTs, Saints win

Jamison Mullen scored three goals -- the last one at the 2: 02 mark of the fifth overtime -- to lift No. 7-ranked St. Mary's (4-6) over No. 13 Mount St. Joseph, 8-7, in Annapolis yesterday.

Pub Date: 4/26/97

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