In Top Lacrosse Spot, Calvert Hall Puts On Primo Performance

Spring Sports

April 29, 2009|By Glenn Graham | Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com

In its first appearance as the metro area's top-ranked team, the Calvert Hall boys lacrosse team effectively played the part at No. 6 St. Paul's yesterday.

The Cardinals scored three goals in the game's first two minutes to set the tone early and then had a skilled and sturdy display at both ends the rest of the way to come away with a convincing 14-7 win.

Senior attackmen Patrick Fanshaw (five goals) and Jason McFadden (one goal, three assists) led the offense, and junior goalie Greg Dutton turned away 17 St. Paul's shots to rally the defense.

Calvert Hall, which took over the No. 1 spot after then-No. 1 Gilman was upset by Boys' Latin on Friday, improved to 11-1 and 7-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference. St. Paul's (11-5) dropped to 3-4 in the league.

"To get the first faceoff, go down and score gives you a lot of momentum right from the start," said Fanshaw, who scored the game's first two goals. "It's a good feeling to get off to the good start, but we know you can't get casual because we've come back and other teams can come back on you, too."

After the early scoring splurge from the Cardinals, the Crusaders settled in and got onto the scoreboard when goalie Harry Krieger made an impressive run down the field and scored to make it 3-1 with 4:52 remaining in the first quarter. St. Paul's would get a goal from Alec Hay in the last minute of the quarter to get within one, but the Cardinals came back with two in the second quarter and would methodically pull away in the second half. Dutton's steady play in goal loomed large.

"I was really pleased with the defense effort. St. Paul's had a lot of possessions that we contended with well," said Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly, who also singled out the fine play of defenseman Chris Lightner.

St. Paul's got three goals from Patrick Powderly.

Girls lacrosse

NO. 7 MOUNT HEBRON 21, RIVER HILL 14:: Ashley Bruns broke two single-game school records when she scored 12 goals and added seven assists to help the Vikings (10-2, 10-0) remain unbeaten in Howard County league play. Her 12 goals and 19 points broke records of nine goals and 12 points set in 1994 by Cathy Nelson, now Cathy Reese, the coach of the Maryland women's lacrosse team. Bruns also tied the school record for most assists in a game. A senior attacker headed for Florida, Bruns had a hand in the first 17 Vikings points. Kathryn Gaasch had four for the Hawks. KATHERINE DUNN

CENTENNIAL 11, ATHOLTON 10:: Freshman Megan Wallenhorst's goal with 2:21 left broke a tie at 10 and gave the Eagles (8-5) the come-from-behind win over the visiting Raiders.

Softball

HOWARD 3, ATHOLTON 2: : Stephanie Wontrop's bases-loaded walk capped a three-run seventh inning as the Lions (11-3) came from behind to defeat the visiting Raiders (7-6). Sage McGrand's run-scoring single started the rally, and Casey Frick tied the score with a bunt base hit.

Baltimore Sun reporters contributed to this article.

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