Dulaney does laughing this time

After losing previous day with Pikesville watching, Lions earn revenge, 12-2

High Schools

Boys lacrosse

April 18, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Losing by a goal to 15th-ranked Fallston on Monday was bad enough for Dulaney. But adding insult to injury was the fact that players from Baltimore County rival Pikesville "were in the stands watching," said Dulaney midfielder Mike Obringer.

"It was embarrassing," said Dulaney defender Pete Sclafani.

"We couldn't get our offense together or anything, and when it was over, they were laughing at us," Obringer said.

That provided all the motivation needed for Obringer, who wiped the smiles from the faces of the eighth-ranked Panthers with his four goals and two assists, lifting No. 6 and host Dulaney to a 12-2 victory yesterday.

Obringer led an offense of Jon Spivey (three goals), Kyle Batton (one goal, two assists), Ryan Glaesner (one, two assists) and All-Metro choice Bryant Will (one goal, two assists).

Pikesville goalie Jesse Schwartzman (11 saves) recovered to finish nicely, but for Obringer, the point was made. "It felt good to come out here ... and show them up," he said.

The defending 4A-3A state champion Lions (4-1) shelled the Panthers en route to a 7-1 lead in the first period, and were up 8-2 at the half because Sclafani held Delaware-bound attackman Andrew Schwartzman to no points. Dulaney got excellent team defense from Josh Fine, Dave Budniakiewicz, Matt Bruns, Alex Lenz and Zack Jungers."[Schwartzman] was a lefty, and my job was to shut him off and shut him down. We showed a lot more teamwork than against Fallston," Sclafani said. "We were really upset that we lost to Fallston yesterday, but today, we played with intensity."

Keeper Phil Reed, who had eight saves yesterday, looked like a different player than the one who trailed 4-1 early in the first period against Fallston. He didn't allow the first of Pikesville's two goals until there was 4:45 left in the first quarter, and his teammates already had scored four of their own.

Before the Fallston game, the Lions had not played a game in 10 days. They also didn't have a practice involving coach Gary Shreiber and his staff because of last week's Easter break.

It showed in Dulaney's slow start against Fallston, a loss that rejuvenated the Lions yesterday. Dulaney visits No. 4 Boys' Latin at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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