Singh helps Sev. Park finish off Calvert Hall He scores pair of goals in first half to pace No. 7 Falcons' 3-1 win

Soccer

October 04, 1998|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Severna Park senior Robi Singh insisted he was only the finisher yesterday.

His two first-half goals helped complete a fine all-around effort by the No. 7 Falcons, who outworked No. 6 Calvert Hall to come away with a 3-1 win in Severna Park.

Singh's first goal of the game -- coming in the third minute -- set the tone for the rest of the afternoon and typified the domination the Falcons showed in the first half.

Senior sweeper Reid Shaklee got the play started by winning a ball at midfield. He switched the field, sending a ball down the right side to Joe Weidman, who one-timed a ball in the middle for Singh, who headed it home.

Just like that, it was 1-0 Falcons.

Singh's second goal, coming with 12 minutes left in the half, was a carbon copy of his first. Shaklee again found the right side, this time to Bill Mooney, who pushed a square ball to Singh all alone in front.

"My teammates created some nice opportunities for me and I was there to finish them off. We wanted to come out playing hard to win this game," said Singh, who now has three goals on the season.

Calvert Hall first-year coach Andy Moore said it was his Cardinals (7-6) slow start that proved costly.

"We gave up a bad one early and it was tough to bounce back. Throughout the season, our intensity hasn't been there in the first half. After that goal, everyone deflated and it was tough getting the intensity back up," he said.

"Severna Park plays very well as a team and you can tell they're a veteran group. They're always smart and physical. And [Severna Park coach] Don Gregg knows what he's doing. That's why we like playing them every year."

Off to a 7-1 start, the Falcons are getting contributions from everyone.

The strong nucleus starts with Shaklee, Mooney and fellow senior midfielder Bernie Edwards, who all take turns dominating the middle fo the field.

In Thursday's 2-0 win over Old Mill, it was junior Jerry Cornett who took care of the finishing duties with two goals.

Yesterday it was Singh's turn to step up.

"Robi Singh is a workhorse. He keeps going and going," said Gregg. "The last game it was Cornett. We just have a good bunch of guys and got a good game from everyone."

The Cardinals did a much better job staying with the Falcons in the second half, but couldn't get anything past Severna Park keeper Eric White (seven saves) until senior Randy Tolson scored with two minutes left.

By then, Shaklee, who played a dominating two-way game, had scored on a penalty kick to give the Falcons a three-goal lead.

Pub Date: 10/04/98

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