Severna Park has total control in 18-3 win over North County

Falcons allow just 7 shots, control 16 of 21 faceoffs

Boys lacrosse

High School

April 17, 2002|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

It was supposed to be a good one in boys lacrosse at Roberts Field in Severna Park yesterday.

After all, North County came in with an overall record of 7-1 and the No. 10 Falcons were coming off a tough 10-7 loss at No. 4 Severn on Saturday.

The situation was ripe for an upset, but the only upset was the margin of victory as Severna Park humbled the Knights, 18-3.

Mike Osborne and Andrew Ostrusky each had three goals as 10 Falcons scored. Osborne also had six assists.

Senior midfielder Brian Borden (goal, three assists) played a major role in the Falcons claiming 16 of 21 faceoffs.

Severna Park (6-3) dominated from start to finish taking a 14-0 lead at the half and coasting from there.

The Falcons scored the first two goals of the second half before the Knights (7-2) got on the board as Joe Wojciechowski's goal made it 16-1. The Knights got off only seven shots.

"We weren't ready to play, had a poor practice yesterday and it carried over to today," said North County coach Paul Shea. "We started slow and Severna Park played well, came out and spanked us. There just wasn't one phase of the game that we did well. We did nothing well and we're a better team than that."

The Falcons came into the game with 338 shots and 339 ground balls; yesterday they took 51 shots off 53 ground balls.

"We've got statistics that show that practically every time we get a ground ball, we get a shot, " said Severna Park coach Mike Bellotte. "And we're putting the ball in the net roughly 40 percent of the time."

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