No. 4 Severn shows superiority against No. 8 St. Mary's, 8-6

Girls lacrosse

High Schools

April 28, 2004|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

The No. 8 St. Mary's girls lacrosse team may have had the early energy in yesterday's rival game against visiting Severn, but it was the No. 4 Admirals who clearly demonstrated more staying power.

With three goals and an assist from senior Jess Adam, three goals from sophomore Bretton Bathras and a more consistent effort from back to front throughout, the Admirals came away with an 8-6 win over the Saints in a Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game at Weems Whelan Field in Annapolis.

Severn improved to 10-1-2 overall and 8-1-2 in league play, while the Saints fell to 8-5 and 7-3. . The win for Severn couldn't have come at a better time with the playoffs set for early next week.

"St. Mary's is a great team and this game is always beyond league. It's just beyond that," said Severn coach Renie Sotiropoulos. "It's kind of an entity on to itself. It's good for us - we're still looking at second place, so in that regard it was good. But as far as momentum for these girls going into the playoffs, you can't measure this win."

It was the Saints who had the early momentum yesterday with senior Jenna Hubbard scoring off a free position in the opening minute and then senior Kimi Pastrana making it 2-0 off a feed in front from Bri Gauthier with 18:47 to play in the first half.

The Admirals didn't panic, controlling most draws, getting to ground balls and answering with four straight goals - Adam scoring the first two - to push out to a 4-2 lead that would turn into a 5-3 lead at the half.

Adam connected with her younger sister, Anastasia, for the third goal, proving to be the tone-setter for the second half as the Admirals made it 6-3 early and then scored two of the next three goals to build their lead to 8-4.

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