Centennial defeats Glenelg for 2A-1A North title, 16-5

Boys in lacrosse final 4

Glenelg girls prevail, 13-5

Roundup

May 16, 2002|By Nathan Max | Nathan Max,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Already the Howard County regular-season champion, the Centennial boys lacrosse team left no doubt yesterday afternoon that it was the best in its region as well.

Five players scored multiple goals, as the top-seeded Eagles scored early and often to rout second-seeded Glenelg, 16-5, and win the Class 2A-1A North regional title in the second game of a doubleheader at Glenwood Middle School.

Centennial advanced the state semifinals, which will take place tomorrow or Saturday at a site yet to be determined, and will face South Regional champion Pikesville, a 14-4 winner over Hereford. Mike Down scored a game-high four goals, and fellow juniors Evan Calvert, Sean Daugherty and Pat Davis all added three goals. Calvert and Daugherty also had two assists, while junior attackman Alex Ross pitched in two goals and freshman attackman Brennan Daugherty had a goal and two assists.

"It's kind of a mission," said Centennial coach Mike Siegert. "We won the regional championship last year, and then lost in the states. So they've dedicated themselves to coming back. We've won the county and the region, so one more after this."

For the Gladiators (12-5), midfielder Pat Beall scored three times. Midfielder Josh Burford and attackman Kyle Beliczky also added single goals.

The Eagles (15-2), who won their 13th straight, left little doubt from the start. Centennial scored the first three goals before taking a 9-1 lead midway through the second quarter. When Down scored the ninth goal with 5:40 remaining in the first half, the Eagles were outshooting Glenelg 24-2.

Girls lacrosse

Glenelg 13, Centennial 5: Junior midfielder Katie Krumpotich scored four goals and senior midfielder Lindsay Lewis added three goals and an assist to lead the Gladiators to the 2A-1A North regional title.

Glenelg (14-3), which won its seventh straight regional championship, will next face No. 3 Hereford in the state semifinals either tomorrow or Saturday at CCBC-Catonsville. The Bulls defeated Loch Raven, 15-4, to win the South Region.

Centennial (10-7), which had its five-game winning streak broken, took a 1-0 lead 40 seconds into the game, but it was all Glenelg after that. The Gladiators dominated possession, outshot the Eagles 25-13 and scored nine of the next 10 goals to take a 10-2 lead early in the second half.

The lopsided result was particularly surprising, because Glenelg took the regular-season meeting, 9-8, in overtime on April 23.

Baseball

No. 10 Westminster 13, No. 4 Arundel 2: The Owls unleashed nine doubles, a triple and two homers on the host Wildcats to humble the defending state champions in six innings in the 4A East regional semifinals.

Jared Imhoff went 2-for-5 with a triple, homer and five RBIs. Mike Scheffel doubled and homered and four other Owls had three hits each in Sean Brewer, Matt Buckman, Tommy Stull and Howard Ward.

Eddie Ashwell gave up five hits and struck out 13 to post the win over the nine-time state champion Wildcats (16-7).

Westminster (17-4) will play Thomas Johnson of Frederick County, a 6-2 victor over Glen Burnie (13-9) in the other East semifinal, at 4 p.m. tomorrow for the regional title.

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