Falcons' take county crown

Severna Park 12 South River 2

Boys Lacrosse

May 10, 2006|By PAT O'MALLEY | PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER

The only thing different in South River's second opportunity at Severna Park in boys lacrosse was the weather. Otherwise, the result was the same.

On a glorious spring evening in the Anne Arundel County final at Chesapeake High, No. 8 Severna Park humbled the No. 11 Seahawks, 12-2, to win a fifth con- secutive championship, and sixth overall in the 11th year of the game.

The Falcons (13-2) did it pretty much the same way when they overwhelmed the Seahawks, 14-2, on April 21 in the regular-season meeting played in a steady rain. In both instances, the Falcons jumped out to a 9-1 lead.

"We came out, said we don't want you guys even to have an inkling of hope playing against us," said Falcons third-year coach Jimmy Beardmore.

The Falcons didn't as Dan Burns and junior Chris Hunt led the way with three goals each. Hunt had two assists and Burns one.

And the Falcons' defense was outstanding as well, with premier goalie Mike Gvozden called on to make only five saves in three periods of play.

"I don't do anything, the defense did everything right in front on me," said Gvozden, who is headed to Johns Hopkins and who became the county's first player to start and play on four consecutive county champions.

Randy Waugh started the scoring with a goal in the first 1:30 off a feed from Burns and the rout was on much to the dismay of South River's second-year coach, Troy Smith.

"I don't understand it," said Smith.

"I'm disappointed that the kids weren't more fired up and emotional. I'm speechless. I have absolutely no answer for it."

patomalleysports@aol.com

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