Inclement weather delays several games

Tournament games in MIAA, 2A-1A boys, girls to pick up today

High Schools

May 23, 2001|By Glenn P. Graham and Lem Satterfield | Glenn P. Graham and Lem Satterfield,FROM STAFF REPORTS

Lightning and rain throughout the metro area postponed several state and private-league lacrosse tournament games yesterday.

The Class 2A-1A boys state championship between Pikesville and Southern-Anne Arundel was stopped in the first quarter with Pikesville holding a 1-0 lead. The game will resume at 3 p.m. today at UMBC Stadium.

The 2A-1A girls championship between Hereford and Southern-Anne Arundel, originally scheduled for 8 last night, already had been pushed back to today. That game will be played at 5 p.m. at Catonsville High.

The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference boys semifinals at Johns Hopkins University will resume at 5 p.m. today.

Loyola and Severn will pick up play with 8:08 remaining in the first quarter with the score tied at 2. The other semifinal -- Gilman vs. McDonogh -- is set to follow at 7:30.

The opening game in the MIAA semifinals started in a steady rain with Loyola jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Ryan Tolson and Andrew White. The Admirals answered with goals from Drew Habeck an Mike Houser just before the first flash of lightning halted play.

In the 2A-1A boys championship, Pikesville (15-1) and Southern (9-7) were in their first title game since the state officially switched to an official title format in 1990.

The action began on Pikesville's defensive end. Panthers goalie Jesse Schwartzman made a save and redirected the ball into the offense. Jason Green then fed Calib Miller, who ripped an 18-yarder for a 1-0 lead with 11:04 in the first quarter.

Less then three minutes later, lightning streaked across the sky, forcing a 20-minute delay to a game that had already been forced to start an 1:15 later than its scheduled 6 p.m. start.

All public school baseball and softball playoff games scheduled for today were still on as of last night.

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