Goalie's stand helps Severn to 11-5 victory

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 01, 2004|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

By the time Severn goalie Regan Bosch made her third save in the opening minutes of yesterday's girls lacrosse game against visiting John Carroll, she had all the confidence she needed.

"You've got to set the tone, and that's one of the hardest things for a goalie to do," said the senior. "It's all about the confidence. It's completely a mental game. Once you have that first save, that second save - by the third save, you feel unstoppable."

Bosch proved just about unstoppable, making 10 saves to lead a defense-driven 11-5 victory for the No. 7 Admirals over No. 15 John Carroll in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.

In addition to fine performances by defenders Lauren Anderson, Becca Kane, Sara Tolner and Sarah Meisenberg, the Admirals (3-0) did a fine job of cutting off John Carroll's transition game. Severn's attackers and midfielders forced a lot of turnovers before the Patriots (2-3-1) could even reach their offensive end of the field.

Bosch, who played all but five minutes and allowed only three goals, made six saves in the first 20 minutes. Her stand enabled the Admirals to build a 5-0 lead they later extended to 8-1.

"Their goalie made some saves ... that allowed them to really pull ahead," said Patriots assistant coach Ann Kangas. "We had some decent shots and a couple on the pole, but in the end, she made the saves that allowed them to get that five-goal lead in the first half, and we just never recovered."

The Admirals got three goals and three assists from Jessica Adam and two goals each from Bretton Bathras and Anastasia Adam. Emily Haller and Christine Luongo each scored twice for the Patriots.

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