No. 10 Fallston upsets Hebron in boys lacrosse

High Schools


May 15, 2001|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Tenth-ranked Fallston scored nine unanswered goals in a 26-minute span and stunned fifth-ranked Mount Hebron, 15-8, yesterday in a Class 3A-2A North region semifinal boys lacrosse game at Mount Hebron.

Fallston (12-4) scored goals on its first three shots for a 3-0 lead before Mount Hebron (11-4) rallied with four straight for its only lead of the game two minutes into the second quarter. Mount Hebron's Brendan Taylor tied the game at six with 3:14 left in the first half, but the Vikings didn't score again until 52 seconds remaining in the game.

Matt Warfield scored twice to give the Cougars an 8-6 halftime lead, then Matt Bosse scored three goals in the third quarter as Fallston increased its lead to 13-6.

"They did everything right," said Mount Hebron coach Jeff Doolan. "They came out and played a near-perfect game."

Fallston second-year coach Matt Parks agreed.

"By far this is our best game [of the season]," Parks said. "Our defense doesn't have a lot of great individuals, but we play well as a team. And offensively we moved the ball and made the shots we needed to make."

Fallston won 21 of 27 faceoffs thanks to the outstanding play of Bryan Bradford. Chris Jans had five goals, and Bosse added four.

Mount Hebron, which took only two shots in the third quarter, made too many mistakes in the second half. And Fallston, playing aggressively and confidently, made the Vikings pay.

"My hat's off to them," Doolan said. "They beat us. They played a great game."

Girls lacrosse

No. 7 Severna Park 11, No. 10 Broadneck 10, OT: Senior attacker Kristen Burke scored two of her team-high four goals in overtime to lift the host Falcons to victory in a Class 4A-3A East region semifinal.

Burke's goals gave Severna Park (14-3) an 11-9 lead with 1:11 left in overtime, but Bruins freshman midfielder Annie Wagner scored her second goal of the game to cut the lead to one with 31 seconds left.

Broadneck (10-5) won the ensuing draw, but Falcons junior midfielder Kaitlin Hancock forced a Bruins turnover to seal the win.

Broadneck junior midfielder Brooke Richards posted four goals and an assist.

- Edward Lee


No. 1 Arundel 9, Westminster 7: Arundel's two-out, four-run rally in the top of the sixth inning staked the Wildcats to a Class 4A East region quarterfinal victory at Westminster.

Bobby Goldbeck's bases-loaded triple accounted for three of those runs. He then scored on an error. All four sixth-inning runs were unearned off Westminster starting pitcher Eddie Ashwell, who allowed nine hits and pitched well enough to win, but was victimized by four errors.

Arundel (20-2), although it did not hit many balls sharply off Ashwell, bunched its hits effectively - three each in the second and third innings - to produce five runs and a 5-4 lead after three innings.

Westminster (10-12) scored in all but two innings, and had two runners on base with no outs in the bottom of the seventh before relief pitcher Jason Lively struck out Howard Ward and induced Mike Scheffel to hit into a game-ending double play.

- Rick Belz

No. 3 Hammond 11, Mount Hebron 1: Home runs and Kevin Schwartz have carried Hammond to a 38-5 record over the last two seasons and the combination stunned host Mount Hebron in a Class 2A South quarterfinal.

Hammond will play host to Atholton, a 6-3 winner over Southern-AA, tomorrow at 4 p.m.

After taking two regular-season games over the Vikings by scores of 6-5 (eight innings) and 10-6, the Golden Bears 10-runned the home team in six innings.

"They're a good club, don't shortchange them," said Hammond coach Bob Maxey.

"They played us tough two games, but today they booted the ball around a little bit and they didn't hit."

Catcher Jason Maxey, second baseman Pat Fields and pinch hitter Alan Cook hit homers for Hammond (20-1). Schwartz ran his season record to 8-0 and 17-0 over the last two years on a five-hitter with no walks, one hit batsman and two strikeouts, throwing only 68 pitches through six innings.

The three homers gave the Golden Bears 43 as a team, one short of the state public school record 44 by Severna Park in 1998.

Maxey hit his metro area-leading 11th homer, a towering shot to center, on the first pitch he saw in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. The Golden Bears made it 2-0 on the Vikings' second of four errors in the third.

- Pat O'Malley

Dulaney 29, Woodlawn 0: Trevor MacMeekin and Collin Bednar combined to earn the team's ninth shutout of the year, believed to be a state public school record.

Left-hander MacMeekin (6-0) pitched four innings, gave up one hit and struck out seven. Right-hander Bednar (1-0) pitched one inning of relief and struck out two to hold down the Warriors in a Class 4A North quarterfinal.

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