Game of the Week: Fallston (9-2) at Bel Air (10-1) boys lacrosse

April 28, 2011|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

No. 11 Fallston (9-2) at No. 12 Bel Air (10-1)

When: Friday, 6:45 p.m.

Key players to watch

Fallston: Brian White, Sr., A; Andy Thrasher, Sr., A; Zack Esser, Jr., D

Bel Air: Carson Kalama, So., A; Justin Gayo, Sr., M; Ben Richards, Sr., G

Keys to victory

With its 20-9 win over C. Milton Wright on Tuesday, Bel Air (4-0 league) forged ahead of Fallston and North Harford (both 3-0) in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference’s Chesapeake Division. The Harford County rivals each possess dangerous attacks, with the visiting Cougars relying on White and Thrasher, and the Bobcats looking to Kalama and Gayo. The potent attacks put a premium on possessing the ball, and the team that does a better job of faceoffs and ground balls will be able to dictate play. Fallston hopes to keep Bel Air out of its transition game while making the most of its scoring chances with high-percentage shots. In addition to league play, the teams had a common opponent in No. 9 Westminster. The Owls beat both teams, defeating Fallston, 12-10, on April 28 and handling Bel Air, 8-4, on Saturday.

OTHER GAMES TO WATCH

Boys lacrosse

No. 4 St. Paul’s at No. 1 McDonogh, Friday, 4 p.m.

No. 14 Arundel at South River, Friday, 7 p.m.

South Carroll at No. 15 Marriotts Ridge, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Friends at Annapolis Area Christian, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Girls lacrosse

No. 9 Fallston at No. 8 Roland Park, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

No. 15 Marriotts Ridge at No. 2 Winters Mill, Saturday, noon

St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) at No. 1 McDonogh, Saturday, 1 p.m.

No. 3 Bryn Mawr at Radnor (Pa.), Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

No. 2 Winters Mill at No. 7 Century, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

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