Severna Park wins 'big' over Broadneck, 10-7 Lehmann scores 4 goals as Falcons ice South title

Boys lacrosse

May 02, 1998|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

More was at stake than just a division title for Severna Park. With a win over two-time defending state champ Broadneck, the No. 12-ranked Falcons could shed the label of "choker."

And they did. Last night, senior attacker Jon Lehmann powered in four goals to lead visiting Severna Park to a 10-7 victory over the No. 11 Bruins.

The win sealed the Anne Arundel County South Division crown for the Falcons (10-2 overall, 4-1 league), who had their eyes on a bigger prize.

"For years, Severna Park has had a label that it couldn't win the big games," said Falcons coach Mike Bellotte. "We proved everyone wrong."

Added Lehmann: "We should have done it last year. But this is OK, too."

Severna Park, which will play the winner between North Countyand Chesapeake, started the game by keeping the ball in its attack zone for much of the first quarter.

Senior attacker Ryan Miller scored the Falcons' first goal 2: 25 into the quarter. Broadneck junior attackman Joey Case evened the score at one with a bullet past goalie Steve Smith.

Then Severna Park scored three consecutive goals -- two from senior midfielder Josh Cornett and one from Lehmann.

The Bruins answered with two of their own from junior midfielder Kelly Nash and junior attacker Jason Randolph to close the first half trailing, 4-3.

The teams traded goals during the third quarter, and 1: 45 into the fourth for a 7-6 Falcons lead. Then Severna Park pulled away on the strength of two goals from Lehmann and a goal from Cornett. Randolph capped the scoring with a goal with 31 seconds left.

Bellotte credited senior defender Austin Derosa with stopping Randolph.

"Coach told me to get into his face. I did," he said.

Pub Date: 5/02/98

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