Centennial, Glenelg triumph

Eagles maintain game lead over Gladiators, Hebron

Boys lacrosse

April 26, 2002|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Centennial defeated River Hill by a 15-2 score yesterday to maintain its Howard County league lead by a game over Glenelg and Mount Hebron.

Glenelg edged Hammond, 7-6, behind a 16-save game from freshman goalkeeper Ward Odenwald and a balanced scoring attack.

Zack Burford scored the game-winning goal for Glenelg (8-3, 5-1) with 46 seconds left on an assist from Pat Beall.

The Eagles (9-2 overall, 6-0 league) didn't score at River Hill until the 5:06 mark of the first period on a goal by Mike Down and an assist by Brennan Dougherty.

But the Eagles added three more scores in the final three minutes of the period to pull away.

Down scored again on an assist by Peter Kerwin, and Evan Calvert scored twice on assists by Down and Brennan Dougherty.

Down finished the game with five goals and one assist. Sean Dougherty scored three goals. Brennan Dougherty scored two goals and had four assists. Calvert scored two goals and had two assists.

River Hill trailed 5-2 at the 3:30 mark of the second period, after goals by Brian Heinz and Josh Borakove.

But the Eagles' defense shut down the Hawks the rest of the way.

Hammond (7-3, 3-3) rallied from two down in the fourth period to tie, 6-6, with 2:48 to play on a goal by Andy Keatts, his third of the game.

Marty Flaherty scored two goals and had two assists for the Bears, who have now lost by one goal to Glenelg, Mount Hebron and Centennial.

"Hammond played hard and physical, and our guys kept their composure, and that's a tribute to their character," said Glenelg coach Rick Kincaid.

In addition to Burford's game-winning goal, the Gladiators also got goals from Beall, Kyle Beliczky, James O'Neill and Corey Shea and two from Josh Burford.

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