Calverton Lacrosse 11 Landon 10

Though always painful, sometimes a team can learn from a 10-11 loss. Today, the Bears were flat and against a very talented Cougar team, that’s a problem. The visitors totally dominated the X (as did The Hill Academy, and with one of the best face-off guys at tomorrow’s Haverford team, hopefully again  not tomorrow), the Bears’ early lead grew to 6-11 deficit with 6:53 remaining. The Bears’ efforts in those remaining minutes (4Goals) may be a good lesson to be applied later.

Senior attackman Matt Potolicchio scored, unassisted at 11:13. The Cougars (#19) responded at 10:10 to tie it up 1-2. The Bears had a little 2 goal run—Hank Brown unassisted at 9:03 and then #15 fed Taylor Valencia at 8:42. That 2-1 lead lasted about 4 minutes at which time the Cougars turned it on scoring 4 goals(1 from 27, 1 from 22, 19 unassisted, 19 from 27) within the last 5 minutes. [No Calverton roster was available; so there are no names to report.]

END OF 1ST QUARTER COUGARS 5   BEARS 3

The second twelve minute period was a little less hectic. The visitors added to their lead with an unassisted (#9)goal at 10:38, C 6 B3.

On an extra man opportunity Charlie Schnider blasted a shot past the otherwise unrelenting Cougar goalie at 3:28

AT THE HALF QUARTER COUGARS 6   BEARS 4

The Cougars took their advantage to three goals with a score &#7 from 27)at 10:38. Charlie responded with the Bears’ 5th goal at 6:19 and unfortunately, the visitors (#19 from 27)  resumed a three goal margin at 4:47.

END OF 3rd  QUARTER COUGARS 8   BEARS 5

Some optimism came when the Bears scored at 9:44 with Peter Laco feeding Matt to make it C8 B6. The situation quickly deteriorated as the visitors scored three consecutive goals (#1, #9 and #22 all unassisted at 8:15, 6:58 and 6:53 respectively), C11 B6. There was a Caused Turnover by Michael Rhoads, who cleared the ball and them once into the Bears’ offensive zone, #21 reasserted home team possession with a critical ground ball in a massive Landon-Calverton scrum.

The Bears then found their offense with Jason Murphy winning the face off winner and driving to the goal to score C11 B7 at 6:48. With a man advantage off a Cougar penalty, Landon pulled closer as Matt Potolicchio showed his hockey skills when he picked up a ground ball off a teammate’s shot and pushed the ball by the Cougar goalie, who was in the midst of a multiple, incredible save segment. The Bears’ 9th goal was another Hank Brown shot at 3:21 and with 48.1 remaining Charlie found Taylor Valencia for the goal which reduced the margin to one. The Cougars controlled the face off, but the Bears brought the ball down the field with seconds left. Unfortunately the multiple shots launched by the home team either hit a defender or were blocked by the exceptional Calverton goalie.

FINAL SCORE CALVERTON 11   LANDON 10

Landon scoring

Player                  goal(s)   assist(s)            points

Brown                  3                 1                 4

Potolicchio          3                 0                 3

Valencia              2                 0                 2

Schnider             1                 1                 2

Murphy      `        1                 0                 1                          

Laco                    0                 1                 1

                                                                      KHARI BATEN THAT’S A BEAR AWARDMICHAEL   RHOADS2 Caused Turnovers, 5 ground balls and furious intensity   throughout
NEXT   GAME:2011   #1 TEAM HAVERFORD @ USNA’s Navy Marine Corps Stadium 7pm
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