No. 3 Boys' Latin tops No. 2 St. Paul's

Boland, Lakers win, 13-10, at M&T Bank Stadium

Boys lacrosse

High Schools

April 29, 2005|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Boys' Latin has seen 10 of its athletes win the C. Markland Kelly Award, an honor annually bestowed upon the state's best high school lacrosse player.

All-Metro junior attackman Chris Boland made a strong case for becoming the 11th last night, with his 10 points (six goals, four assists) pacing the No. 3 Lakers in a 13-10 victory over No. 2 St. Paul's in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference.

Tad Stanwick had three each in goals and assists for the Lakers (9-1, 15-1), whose series lead improved to 42-40 in a fierce rivalry that began in 1934.

Down 7-3 at halftime, the Crusaders never were within less than three goals the rest of the way in the first high school lacrosse game played at the Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium. Boland and Stanwick combined for goals four times in the first half, and the Lakers led 11-7 entering the fourth quarter.

"Playing in Ravens Stadium, where the [ACC tournament] is being held, and with all of the great athletes that have played here - it was just awesome. I couldn't even concentrate in school today," said Boland, who already is committed to Johns Hopkins. "Playing against St. Paul's, our greatest rivalry, I will never, never, never, ever, ever, ever forget this night."

All-Metro Gavin Gill (three goals, four assists) led St. Paul's (7-2, 13-2), which lost the game that was part of the three-day Atlantic Coast Conference tournament festivities for men and women, and which followed North Carolina's 15-5 women's play-in victory over Virginia Tech.

"It's a tough loss. More power to them. But hopefully, this will make us stronger and we'll have a good run in the playoffs," said the Virginia-bound Gill. "But Chris - wow - I haven't seen anyone have a game like that in a while."

The Crusaders led 2-0 early on goals by Bart Wagner, assisted by Greg Seaman and Austin Boykin, respectively. But the Lakers scored seven of the next eight goals, taking a 3-2 lead after one period and a 6-2 lead at 8:52 of the second.

Boland got the Lakers started, feeding Brett Weiss at 7:33 of the first quarter. Boland then buried Wess' assist before getting the assist on Stanwick's go-ahead goal with 1:29 left in the first quarter. A Stanwick-to-Boland goal, followed by a Boland-to-Stanwick goal, made it 5-2.

The sixth goal came off a behind-the-back shot by second-team All-Metro Shane Walterhoefer, who beat Crusaders goalie Kevin Scott to his right-hand side.

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