Landon routs St. Paul's, 10-3

Washington-area team rebounds from Gilman loss


April 26, 2000|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

BETHESDA -- Landon midfielder Mike Petrash said, "It left a sour taste in my mouth." Defender Justin Duffie said, "My pride was hurt." Midfielder Ted Lamade added, "We needed to prove something to ourselves.`"

The Washington area's top-ranked boys lacrosse team was still smarting from Saturday's one-goal loss at No. 1 Gilman when it played host yesterday to St.Paul's.

So the Bears (10-1), their 28-game winning streak over, did the next best thing by routing the No.2 Crusaders, 10-3, before a crowd of about 900 in the rain yesterday.

Lamade had three goals and two assists after scoring once against Gilman. Keeper Stuart Crosland, who succumbed to a 6-0 run by the Greyhounds, made three of his eight saves during a three-minute extra-man situation for St. Paul's (8-3).

Petrash, who fell apart after winning nine of 10 first-half faceoffs vs. Gilman, held his own against the Crusaders' Jack deVilliers, acknowledged as the state's No.1 faceoff middie. Petrash won three of five faceoffs compared to deVilliers' five of seven. The teams split overall faceoffs, 8-8.

Duffie's defense - he rotated effectively on St. Paul's playmakers Conor Ford and Brendan Gill - made up for being penalized and on the sideline when Gilman scored its seventh goal for a permanent lead.

"Coach really lit into me because I'm supposed to be a leader out there," said Duffie, whose defense of George Boiardi, Dave DiBianco and Alexei Kudla averages 6 feet 3, 200 pounds. "My pride was hurt, and I wanted to get some of that back. As a team, we wanted to seal this one up and not blow it this time."

Yesterday's first half bore amazing similarities to the Gilman loss, which Landon trailed 2-0 before taking a 6-2 lead into halftime. Landon trailed 1-0 against St. Paul's and 6-2 at intermission.

But the similarities end there.

The Bears scored the first three goals of the second half on three shots, and four goals on seven third-period shots for a 10-2 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Lamade scored the first goal of the second half, followed by two straight from Brian Adams. Defender Alexei Kudla was virtually unhindered on his run for Landon's 10th goal.

Landon's Matt Ward had a goal and two assists; Kevin Shooshan and Ted Hayes each had one goal and one assist.

The results were the opposite against Gilman, which scored the first six goals of the second half when the Bears collapsed. Landon never led again against Gilman.

Girls lacrosse

No. 10 Mount de Sales 8, No.11 Dulaney 6: Six players scored for Mount de Sales (14-1), led by midfielder Gail Decker (two goals, three assists) and attack Erin Gargan (two, two).

On the defensive end, Rachel Sybor was solid in goal, stopping 10 of 16 shots by Dulaney (7-2).


Hereford 10: Lansdowne 0: Will Desantis threw a six-inning no-hitter to lift the Bulls.

Desantis walked only two batters, and the Bulls (9-3) supported him with 12 hits.

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