No. 15 Fallston pulls 8-7 surprise on Dulaney

Bosse's four goals lead to upset of No. 6 Lions

Loyola tops Mt. Hebron

Boys Lacrosse Showdown

April 17, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Matt Bosse scored four goals, and keeper Justin Fantom made three of his 12 saves from point- blank range in the final period as 15th-ranked Fallston shocked defending 4A-3A state champ Dulaney, 8-7, in yesterday's 5th Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown at Towson University's Minnegan Stadium.

Bosse one-timed a pass from Steve Mull (two assists), who was standing behind the goal, for an 8-6 lead with 6:47 to play, ending a three-goal run by the sixth-ranked Lions (3-1).

Kyle Batton (two goals) brought Dulaney within 8-7 with 5:06 to play, but Fantom turned in a huge effort, intercepting his fourth pass of the period with 19 seconds left.

Matt Warfield (one goal, two assists), Matt Wade (one, one) and Chris Jans (two goals) all played well for Fallston (6-2), which had assists on all but one goal. Fantom credited defenders Bryan Bradford and Pat Comegys for limiting North Carolina-bound All-Metro midfielder Bryant Will to two goals, as well as the overall play of Chris Heier and Tim Neary.

"It started to get a little hairy down there toward the end," said Fantom, whose team lost, 11-10, to No. 8 Pikesville earlier this year. "We weren't together when we played Pikesville, but if we played them now, we'd toast them."

Down 1-0 after Will's underhanded shot, the Cougars scored four straight times for a 4-1 lead with 1:42 left in the first period. The Lions were within 4-2 on Batton's goal, but Fallston pushed its lead to 6-2 and led, 6-3, at the half.

"Their defense went in a lock on me, but I was able to pull them to the middle and make cuts to the goal," said Bosse, whose team plays host to Loyola tonight. "But with a team like Dulaney, you can't fall asleep because they'll jump right on you."

The Cougars had their second four-goal lead of the game (7-3) after Warfield scooped a ground ball with his back to the Dulaney goal, turned and raced three steps toward keeper Phil Reed (nine saves) and burying it from the doorstep.

The Lions pulled to within 7-5 on goals by Mike Obringer and Drew Adams, but failed to convert on a two-man advantage situation. Later, Matt Mindel's goal made it 7-6 with 11:30 to play.

Loyola (12-2) won its 11th straight game, 10-5, over No. 7 Mount Hebron (4-2) in the other game. Defenders Tim Sullivan and Matt Pinto of Loyola, which led by as much as 7-1, shut down the Vikings' Mike Selawski (one goal) and Kurt Nordhoff (one goal, one assist), respectively.

The No. 1 Dons got offensive contributions from 11 players, led by Sam Wagner (three assists), Evan Gallant and Andrew White (two goals each) and Mike Alfone (one goal, one assist).

Ryan Cosgrove, Austin Rodgers, Matt Barhight, Casey Mulford, Tim Chryssikos all had one goal for Loyola, and Ryan Tolson had an assist. Loyola keeper Trae Rodgers, who had seven saves, assisted White for a 5-1 lead in the third period.

The 6-foot-3 Sullivan, bound for Princeton, collared the 6-5 Selawski, a left-hander headed for Johns Hopkins, and Pinto shadowed Nordhoff, coming off a 15-point effort in last weekend's Broadneck Tournament. Neither player scored until the second half.

The Vikings scored three times in the fourth period. Brandon Taylor (two goals) led Mount Hebron. Nordhoff was assisted by keeper Dan Valente (14 saves) to make it 10-4.

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