Boys' Latin's show of power leaves Loyola deflated, 12-5

Down 1-0, No. 2 Lakers score seven straight goals

Boys lacrosse

April 02, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver downplayed yesterday's 12-5 rout at Loyola in a rematch of last year's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference lacrosse title game.

"Our young guys got into the fray and eight or nine veterans played well," Shriver said of his No. 2 Lakers. "But in this league, you're never as good or as bad as you look."

Still, the defending conference champions, who have yet to allow more than five goals in a game, looked awesome against the No. 4 Dons (1-2 overall, 1-2 league).

Down 1-0 after a goal by Loyola's Sam Wagner at 7:20 of the first period, Boys' Latin (6-1, 3-1) scored seven straight times - six times on its next eight shots - for a 7-1 halftime lead.

"Some of our guys looked like it was over," said Loyola's Drew Sraver. "[Boys' Latin's] first-half momentum was huge."

The Lakers' defense was anchored by All-Metro defender J.R. Stahl and All-Metro keeper Trey Sheain (20 saves), who made two saves during a man-down situation in the third period.

Joey Rallo, who attended Loyola as a freshman, held Dons scoring ace Ben Rubeor to one assist, and defenders Burke Limbach, Evan Burns and Logan Burke all foiled Loyola players one-on-one.

Senior attackman Drew Peace (three goals) scored the Lakers' first and fourth goals off assists from sophomores Tad Stanwick and Shane Walterhoefer as his team led 5-1 after one period.

Senior midfielder Ryan Walterhoefer converted the Lakers' second and fifth goals, each time taking a pass, gaining a step on his defender and beating Pat Vaughan (17 saves) on the doorstep.

Senior attackman Greg Baggin (two goals) made it 3-1 off an inverted feed from sophomore midfielder Conor Larkin (one goal, one assists).

Senior Adam Haglin (two assists), junior Chris Read (three goals, one assist) and freshman Chris Boland (one goal, one assist) also contributed. Junior goalie Charles Floecker made two saves in the final 3:14, and Alex Smith won 12 of 21 faceoffs.

"We made the key pass, took the right shots," Peace said. "We really clicked today."

Read scored two spectacular goals in the second period. He beat a defender from behind the goal and stuffed in his first one at point-blank range. He later scooped a rebound from within 2 yards of the crease and, with his back to the goal, whipped the ball in over his right shoulder.

"We won like 17 straight games after losing to them last year and made the title game," Sraver said. "Hopefully, we can do it again."

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