No. 4 Boys' Latin takes control vs. Dulaney, 12-7

Loizeaux's six assists fend off feisty No. 9 Lions

Boys lacrosse

High Schools

April 07, 2002|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

For the second time in a week, ninth-ranked Dulaney gave one of the area's premier private school boys lacrosse teams a run for its money. But the host Lions failed to cash in, falling to No. 4 Boys' Latin, 12-7, yesterday.

Bobby Griebe (two goals, three assists) and Ian Loizeaux (one goal, six assists) led the Lakers (9-1), who held a 4-1 advantage in the second period thanks to three of Loizeaux's assists. Griebe had two goals and two assists during a 7-2 second-half run for a 12-6 lead with 2:49 to play.

Also contributing for the Lakers were Drew Peace (two goals, one assist) and, with two goals each, Brian Read and Adam Hagelin.

"I think we came out strong, but in the second quarter we slowed down and gave them too many opportunities," said Griebe, who then credited Boys' Latin's goalie, Trey Sheain (13 saves). "They came out pretty fired up, but so were we. Our defense bounced back and our offense settled down and kept it going."

Dulaney (0-2) had not played since Monday's loss to fifth-ranked Loyola, the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champion. Nevertheless, the two-time defending Class 4A-3A public school champion matched the Lakers' early intensity, led by Mike Obringer (two goals, one assist) and Jay Feeley (two goals). Cary Howard and Kyle Batton each added a goal and assist.

Dulaney trailed only 12-9 in faceoffs, an area Boys' Latin usually dominates. The Lakers' Alex Smith and Burke Limbach were nearly matched, however, by Matt Mindel and Jason Romel.

"Part of it was depth, part of it was mental -- not passing crisply, stepping up when we need to," Mindel said. "We improved a lot from the way we played last week, but there are a lot of little things we need to work out."

Down 3-0 after one period, the Lions outscored the Lakers by 4-2 in the second quarter to pull within 5-4 at halftime. The Lions also overcame a 7-4 deficit to close to within one again, but the Lakers scored the next five goals.

"I thought we did a good job staying on an even keel the whole game against Dulaney, which played a good game," said Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver. "I don't want to say we weren't getting any breaks, but we had to fight through a lot today."

Boys' Latin had assists on 10 of its goals.

"We worked on clears, we worked on the mental mistakes, but the same thing happened in the third quarter like it did against Loyola," said Dulaney coach Gary Schreiber. "This is an improvement because they're [Lakers] an excellent team, but it's disappointing because I thought we had a chance."

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