Vikings cruise past Eagles, 17-3

May 07, 1999|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Records can deceive.

Both Mount Hebron (8-5 overall, 8-0 league) and visiting Centennial sported unbeaten league records entering yesterday's next-to-last regular season game.

But it was Hebron that fashioned a 17-3 thrashing of Centennial yesterday, earning the Vikings at least a tie for the county title. The result may seem shocking. But it really was to be expected.

The Vikings have rolled through the league without allowing a county opponent more than five goals. They have now outscored opponents, 127-23.

Centennial (10-3, 7-1) played a good first quarter, keeping the ball away from Mount Hebron for the first two minutes and then scoring first on Jim Fisher's putback off a deflection.

The Vikings tied it on the first of seven goals by sophomore attackman Mike Selawski.

They went ahead for good two minutes later on the first of three goals by Bryan Warner, a senior attackman who also had six assists, falling one point short of the school single-game record of 10 points.

Midfielder Matt Midura's goal at the horn put Mount Hebron ahead 8-3 at halftime, and the Vikings scored six unanswered third-quarter goals -- four off feeds from Warner.

"Every time I was open, Warner got the pass there," Selawski said. "He was great."

Senior attackman Neal Goldman scored once in the second, third and fourth quarters.

"Our attack was our advantage," said Vikings coach Jeff Doolan, who hopes his squad can win a state title and erase memories of state championship overtime losses in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Centennial coach Mike Siegert said: "They have lots of scoring weapons and a solid defense. We knew what we had to stop and didn't do it. But if you slide on one, then someone else kills you. We came prepared to play and fought hard, and now have to get ready for our last game and the playoffs. I'm as optimistic as can be after a crushing loss."

Pub Date: 5/07/99

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