14-0 Lakers roar back

Boys' Latin 13 McDonogh 12

Boys Lacrosse

April 19, 2006|By LEM SATTERFIELD | LEM SATTERFIELD,SUN REPORTER

For an entire half, defending champion McDonogh played nearly perfect lacrosse.

The visiting fourth-ranked Eagles had a three-goal lead and had held unbeaten and top-ranked Boys' Latin to its lowest first-half total of the season. Its midfield dominated faceoffs.

"We were confident at halftime," said junior attackman Andrew Feinberg. "We thought we had it won, but our adrenaline got the best of us."

All-Metro Chris Boland (four goals), Brett Weiss (three) and Travis Reed (two) led a comeback by the Lakers (14-0, 5-0 league), who won a rematch of last year's one-goal Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title-game loss, 13-12.

A transfer from McDonogh, Reed gave the Lakers their first lead, 11-10, with 32 seconds left in the third quarter, capping a 6-1 run.

Down 9-6 at the intermission, Lakers keeper Jacob Hagelin made five of his 10 saves in the third quarter, when Mike Hurwitz won four of six faceoffs.

"I was nervous playing against guys you practiced against all of last year. I just tried to move as much as I could to get open," said Reed, a junior left-hander who was held scoreless in the first half by former teammate Tommy Cooper. "The game was really intense toward the end, but the main reason we won is we kept our composure."

Feinberg (four goals), Kyle O'Brien (two goals and two assists), Tim Brandau (two) and Bryn Holmes (two) led a balanced attack by McDonogh (9-2, 3-2), whose five-game winning streak ended in a contest that was tied six times and featured three lead changes in the fourth quarter.

The Lakers trailed by as much as 9-5 late in the second quarter, during which McDonogh keeper Tyler Fiorito made six of his 15 saves, and the Holmes brothers, Bryn, a senior, and Curtis, a freshman, sparked the Eagles by winning five of seven faceoffs.

"There was no finger-pointing at halftime," Weiss said. "We just stayed positive and kept our heads up."

lem.satterfield@baltsun.com

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