Mt. Hebron boys rule Howard

Vikings need 2 OTs to top Centennial in lacrosse

Dulaney boys win Baltimore Co. crown

Spring sports

May 09, 2007|By Glenn Graham and Lem Satterfield | Glenn Graham and Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporters

Senior attackman Justin Martinelli and the Mount Hebron boys lacrosse team claimed the Howard County championship with a 9-8 double-overtime win at Centennial last night.

Martinelli's wraparound goal in the closing minute of the second four-minute overtime period proved to be the game-winner for the defending Class 3A-2A state champion Vikings, who scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation to get even and eventually avenge an 8-7 overtime loss to the Eagles during the regular season.

"It feels good, but we know we'll probably see them again [in the Class 3A-2A South region playoffs]," Martinelli said. "We had to get one in sooner or later [in overtime]. Everyone was trying to go to goal and it wasn't happening. I just wanted to get out of there - it was a long game."

Centennial (11-3) took a 7-6 lead with 4:47 left in the third quarter when Mark Watson ripped a shot past Mount Hebron senior goalie Billy McNamara. The score stayed that way for more than a quarter until Watson scored his third of the game to provide the Eagles with a seemingly comfortable 8-6 lead with 2:54 left.

But the Vikings (10-5) got a goal from Marc Saxton (three goals) with 2:02 to play and the tying goal from Harrison Chaires 13 seconds later. The Vikings controlled much of the overtime sessions, but couldn't get anything by Centennial goalie Eric Joerdens (19 saves) until Martinelli came from behind the cage to send a low shot for the winner.

No. 15 Dulaney 9, Hereford 8 --Mike Colonell sandwiched his game-winning fourth goal with a minute to play between a pair of point-blank saves by teammate Rob Bacharach in the visiting Lions' come-from-behind win in the Baltimore County championship game.

"Jeff Santo had the ball, but it got checked out of his stick," said Colonell, whose winner capped a three-goal run. "As the ball rolled in front of the goal, I sort of flicked it in off the ground."

Spencer Martin (two goals), Jay Mann (two assists) and Cody Leherer (one, one) were the other top scorers for Dulaney (11-4). Hereford (11-2), which had won seven straight, lost to Dulaney, 14-4, earlier in the season.

"That was an intense game," said Bacharach, whose 14th and 15th saves came with 1:26 and seven seconds to play in a game that was tied five times. "They were a lot better than the last time, gave us a heck of a fight. But we came out on top."

Dixon Green (two goals, two assists), Nick Norango (two goals) and Peter Menzies (one, one) were the top scorers, and Brian Zink sparked a 14-5 advantage in faceoffs for Hereford, which on Monday routed previously unbeaten Fallston, 9-3.

No. 6 Gilman 9, No. 3 St. Paul's 6 -- Davey Emala scored three goals to lead the Greyhounds (8-8) to an upset of the host Crusaders (16-5) in the quarterfinals of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament. Goalie Matt Chriss stopped 15 shots for Gilman. The Greyhounds will face No. 2 Loyola on Friday at Johns Hopkins at 5 p.m.

Girls lacrosse

No. 11 Towson 12, Hereford 9 --Midfielder Lacey Mahle waited three years to experience being a member of a Baltimore County championship team.

The Delaware-bound senior's team-high four goals went a long way toward assuring she could come full circle.

"It was a lot of fun, winning as a freshman, and it took a lot to get back to this level," said Mahle, who scored the sixth, seventh and eighth goals for the Generals (10-3). "My freshman year, we had a lot of seniors on the team like this year, and I believe that it was that leadership that carried us in this game."

Also contributing for the Generals were senior Emily Franke (one, three), who is headed to Vanderbilt, junior Sarah Clemmens (three goals) and senior Kaitlin Feeney (two goals) and sophomores Tara Feeney (one goal, one assist) and Kara Glazer (one goal, one assist).

Towson senior Abby Buresh, who had 13 saves in Saturday's 8-7 overtime upset of then-No. 4 Dulaney, made 15 saves yesterday.

The Bulls (9-6) were led by sophomore Marta Randall (four goals) and junior Kierstin King (three goals). They led 2-1 early and came within 9-8 with 13:40 to play after King sparked a three-goal run.

Kirstin Betsill made 12 saves for Hereford, which had won nine of 10 games after an 0-4 start.

No. 2 McDonogh 16, Notre Dame Prep 8 -- Casey Kelly, Caroline Spearman and Kira Paterakis each scored three goals to lead the host Eagles (18-1) over the Blazers in the quarterfinals of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tournament. McDonogh will host Severn tomorrow at 4 p.m.

No. 6 John Carroll 10, No. 13 St. Paul's 7 -- On the strength of multiple-goal games by three players, the third-seeded Patriots beat the sixth-seeded Gators in the IAAM A Conference quarterfinals. Allyson Carey led the way with four goals, and Grace Gaeng and Brittany Dashiell each scored three. Goalie Lauren McGehee had nine saves for the Patriots, who will play St. Mary's in the semifinals.


MIAA -- Mike Kelen of St. Paul's beat Gilman's Brad Miller by four shots to win the MIAA title at Hayfields Country Club. Kelen shot a 78 in the final round to finish the three-round event with a 223, topping Miller's 227. St. Paul's won the team championship (623), beating Gilman by 13

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