Ginsburg, Towson prevail

Reechia also a standout as Generals top Catonsville

Spring Sports

April 01, 2009|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com

Crafty second-half work around the cage from Greg Ginsburg and timely saves from goalie Ryan Reechia late led the No. 14 Towson boys lacrosse team to a satisfying 10-7 win at No. 12 Catonsville on Tuesday in Baltimore County play.

With the score tied at 5 at the half, Ginsburg scored three unanswered goals in the third quarter to give the Generals an 8-5 advantage.

After the Comets (2-1) pulled within 8-6 late in the fourth quarter, Reechia (12 saves) made consecutive stops to keep the two-goal advantage.

When Catonsville's Nikko Gurnsey scored with 3:02 left to cut the Generals' lead to 8-7, Ginsburg scored his fourth goal of the game seconds later and Reechia made one last big save to preserve the win.

Towson coach Ben Berquist was quick to credit his team's experience and depth in finding the second-half separation, along with the fine work from Ginsburg and Reechia. Josh Merwin kept the Generals close in the first half with four goals.

"We have a lot experience - 17 seniors - and we put a lot of leadership on them. We just run a lot of guys in there, and I think that helped us get over the hump," Berquist said.

Colin McNamara scored three goals for the Comets, who also received a two-goal, two-assist performance from Skippy Clary.

NO. 9 SEVERNA PARK 14, ARUNDEL 1:: Adam MacBride had four goals and two assists as the Falcons (4-0) defeated the visiting Wildcats (2-2). Sean Price also had four goals for Severna Park.

DUNDALK 10, PATAPSCO 9:: Joey Addis scored five goals, including the game-winner with less than six minutes to play, as the Owls (3-1) defeated the visiting Patriots (2-2). Siragj Abdulzahara made 24 saves for Dundalk.

GEORGETOWN PREP 9, ST. PAUL'S 8, OT:: Pat Glading's overtime game-winner with less than a second to play lifted the Hoyas over the visiting Crusaders.

Girls lacrosse

NO. 3 NOTRE DAME PREP 12, NO. 8 ST. MARY'S 11:: Six goals and an assist from Erin Laschinger sparked the visiting Blazers over the Saints.

NO. 9 MOUNT HEBRON 8, MARRIOTTS RIDGE 7: : Ashley Bruns led the Vikings with three goals and three assists in their win over the host Mustangs.

ST. TIMOTHY'S 12, LUTHERAN 7:: Liza Finn had six goals to lead St. Timothy's (4-1) over the visiting Saints (4-1) in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference play.

Baseball

NO. 9 PATAPSCO 8, KENWOOD 1:: Eric Ryan held the visiting Bluebirds to one hit and an unearned run while striking out six in the Patriots' victory.

JOHN CARROLL 7, GILMAN 6:: Mason Keene's bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh inning led a four-run rally as the Patriots (6-2) came from behind to defeat the visiting Greyhounds. Keene's hit tied the score, and he scored the winning run on a wild pitch after stealing third.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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