Boys' Latin rolls to 16-4 win

Lakers employ shots at point-blank range to rout Turner, Severn

Boys lacrosse

April 30, 2003|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

In an earlier two-goal loss to Boys' Latin, 16 saves by Severn's Kip Turner kept his team in the game and showed why he rates third nationally among goalies by High School Lacrosse America.

"He was pretty good going low on us the first time, so the kids worked on shooting high," Lakers offensive coach Rick Broccato said. "He's a great goalie if you give him time to see the ball, so we worked on getting it out of our sticks fast rather than trying to freeze him."

The host No. 3 Lakers employed their strategy to perfection in yesterday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rematch, scoring 13 of their first 14 goals on Turner in a 16-4 rout of the Admirals. The majority of the shots were taken at point-blank range.

Tad Stanwick (four goals, two assists), Chris Read (three goals, one assist) and Adam Haglin (three goals) led an offense that scored six first-period goals on nine shots, their first nine goals on 12 shots and led 11-2 at halftime of a win that keeps Boys' Latin (13-2, 8-2) in first place in Division II.

"My first shot went in high, my second shot went in high, so I kept doing it," said Stanwick, a sophomore who scored four times on five shots. "I was surprised those shots went in because he's a great goalie."

Greg Baggin and Chris Boland each had two goals, and Ryan Walterhoefer and Mark Ferreri each had a goal and an assist. Alex Smith won 15 of the 17 draws he was involved in, including all seven in the first period.

"By the time we got the ball, we're down six goals," said coach Jamie McNealey of the sixth-ranked Admirals (9-7, 4-6), whose four-game winning streak ended. "They had it in the first period for 10 minutes."

Turner was twice replaced by Nick Larkin (three saves), the final time at 5:55 of the third period after Boland's waist-high shot from the keeper's left sailed into the opposite side of the goal to make it 14-3.

Turner's defenders continually were beaten one-on-one, but Lakers All-Metro player Treay Sheain got help from Duncan Swanston, J.R. Stahl and Joey Rallo in limiting Severn's Michael Phipps (one goal, one assist), Chris Mercer and Mike Biles, respectively.

"It's usually back-and-forth with Kip and I, but today was tough on him," said Sheain, who made five of his eight saves from point-blank range. "Sometimes you have it, sometimes you don't."

Severn entered the game with a two-game lead over 12th-ranked division rival St. Paul's in the playoff chase.

"It's just one game, so the playoffs are still attainable," McNealey said.

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