Boys' Latin bounces out on top over Calvert Hall

Late rebound, goal cap rally for No. 4 Lakers, 8-7

Boys lacrosse

April 29, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

With seven seconds remaining, Will Shearer converted the rebound of a shot that initially was blocked by goalie Richard Thomas, lifting the fourth-ranked Boys' Latin lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory yesterday at No. 6 Calvert Hall.

Shearer capped a three-goal run by the Lakers (11-2), with contributions from Bobby Griebe (one goal, two assists), Ian Loizeaux and Blake O'Shaughnessy (two goals each), Ryan Walterhoefer (two assists), and Mike Cheek and Chris Conkling (one goal each).

After losing all seven faceoffs in the first half to the Lakers' Alex Smith, going 0-for-4 on first-half power plays and trailing 4-2 at halftime, Calvert Hall scored five of the first seven goals in the second half, including three straight during a stretch of the third period when the Lakers were penalized five times.

Consecutive scores by Kevin Huntley gave the Cardinals a 5-4 lead with 3:50 left in the third period, and respective goals from Zach Mryncza (one goal, one assist) and Alec Knight (three, one) had Calvert Hall ahead 7-5 with 6:55 to play.

The victory overshadowed an excellent effort by Thomas, who thwarted Boys' Latin seven times in the fourth quarter, including on five of its first six shots of the period.

"They had a week off from games to prepare for us, and their goalie was special today," said coach Bob Shriver, whose Lakers lost to No. 2 McDonogh on Tuesday. "We got beat the other day, so I'm happy we played 48 hard minutes against a well-coached team."

Calvert Hall (7-7), which also lost to Boys' Latin earlier in the season, 10-9, suffered its fourth one-goal defeat and appears to have been eliminated from playoff contention. But the Cardinals, who also got two assists from Tom Randisi and a goal from Ben Wolff, are not ready to call it a season.

"We're not afraid of any team; in fact, every team should be afraid of us, because we're going to come out strong," Knight said. "Doesn't matter who we play next, we're going to beat them."

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