State boys lacrosse championships

High Schools

May 25, 2004|By Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley

At UMBC

Today

Glenelg (15-1) vs. Pikesville (15-3)

Class: 2A-1A

Time: 6 p.m.

Outlook: The Howard County champion Glenelg Gladiators bring a 14-game winning streak. They are anchored defensively by junior goalie Ward Odenwald, who has allowed 38 goals, and attackman Matt Nicola, who has a school-record 120 career goals. Defender Matt Richter, the team's ground balls leader with more than 100, is looking to help Glenelg win its first state title. Pikesville is after its second state crown, having earned that honor in 2001. Winners of nine straight games, the Panthers are led by attackmen Alex Shapiro (65 goals, 15 assists), Yoni Meyer (39, 58), midfielder Mitchell Rosensweig (31, 21) and defender Justin Steinfelder.

Tomorrow

No. 11 Severna Park (15-4) vs. No. 15 Westminster (16-0)

Class: 4A-3A

Time: 4 p.m.

Outlook: Severna Park makes its fifth appearance in six years in the 4A-3A state final after ending No. 12 Dulaney's string of four straight titles with a 10-9 victory in double overtime in Saturday's semifinal. The Falcons were the last to win it in 1999 before Dulaney's run. Junior attack Ben Hunt's fourth goal with 2:26 left in the second overtime eliminated Dulaney (16-3) and he brings 46 goals and 22 assists into the final. Senior attack Andrew Lusby has 58 goals and 38 assists. Goalie Mike Gvozden has 190 saves in 20 games. The Carroll County Owls are playing in their first 4A-3A final after beating Walter Johnson in the other semifinal last night in Annapolis, 17-7. The Owls are led by seniors Matt Duke, who has 47 goals and 27 assists, Mike Brown (35, 34) and Alex Finch (40, 21) and junior Brandon Johnson (29, 6). The Owls will make their first appearance in the state final with starting goalie Ben Huber questionable with a thumb injury.

No. 14 Towson (15-1) vs. Centennial (15-3)

Class: 3A-2A

Time: 8 p.m.

Outlook: Towson is after its ninth state title led by attackmen Gordy Chapline and Colin Cook, midfielders Dan Decker and Tim Skeen and defenders Scott Steele and John Mark. Decker, a senior, has made a habit of dominating faceoffs, leading to quality possessions for a versatile offensive transition. Centennial has won 11 straight games, including an 8-7 quadruple-overtime win over Mount Hebron, and a come-from-behind win over Fallston . Attackman Sam Stumpf has been the Eagles' hottest offensive performer with 11 goals and 23 ground balls in the past three games. Mike Siegert, the Eagles' coach since the school's inception in 1977, is 252-132 with eight county titles, nine regional crowns and four state titles.

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