LANDON LACROSSE 7 DeMATHA 4

The Stags have historical credibility—Paul Rabil is the rock star of the MLL after a career with JHU and the Looney brothers had tremendous careers at USNA and exceptional military achievements. The Hyattsville school has 5 seniors and some underclassmen scheduled to play Div. I lacrosse, per LaxPower.com. So when the Bears walked on DeMatha’s impressive new Heurich Field, there had to be a level of apprehension.  It took a while, but Landon’s deeper line-up (minus more than a few starters) took control and earned a 7-4 victory.

 

Austin Petty, a big sophomore, got on the scoreboard for the home team at 10:07.The Bears responded  with a  Taylor Valencia goal off a Matt Potolicchio feed at 7:19. One of the few instances in which the home team was flagged for a penalty resulted in a goal Peter Laco from Matt  at 4:14.

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 2 STAGS 1

The second twelve minutes saw no score by either team. Rain? Great D by both teams? Some combination of both? Not sure.

HALFTIME BEARS 2 STAGS 1

Taylor Valencia has a knack for setting the tone for the Bears with an early goal which he deposited in the Stags 6’x 6’ target at 10:08. The Stags showed resiliency with their 2nd goal at 9:27 by Grayson Torrain, another sophomore. The visitors replied with a troika of scores—Matt with his premier goal today at 8:05, followed by Hank Brown at 4:00 and then his line mate Rob Dunigan with three minutes and three seconds until half. The home team did not relent and retaliated with two very quick goals at 1:44 and then 0:65.4 by senior Matthew Justice and Austin Petty, respectively.

END OF 3rd  QUARTER BEARS 6 STAGS 4

The last goal of the game was reminiscent of the last game on ice between these two teams; for it was scored by attackman (a/k/a center) Matt Potolicchio after he aggressively pursued a ground ball (one of 6 that he consumed on Heurich Field) that was loose on the crease and to quote Coach Bordley “with apparent disdain for bodily injury” hurtled himself and shot the ball toward the Stags goal for the Bears 7th goal with 10:24 remaining in the game. The remainder of the contest was marked by exceptional saves by both goalies, multiple clears, an inordinate number of turnovers (some forced) and general mayhem.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 7 STAGS 4

Landon Scoring

Player                    goal(s)                  assist(s)

Potolicchio         2                          2

Valencia              2

Laco                1

Brown              1

Dunigan           1

Ground Balls (team, individual leader)

Team               29

Potolicchio      6

Caused Turnovers(team, individual leader)

Team               3

Rhoads, Falk, Peters all with 1

           

Faceoffs (team, individual leader)

Team 5/14

Falk     4 wins

 

Shots (team, individual leader)

Team               19

Valencia          2

 

Saves

Joyce              7

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD                             MATT POTOLICCHIO 2Gs, 2As AND 6 GBs

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Next game

At Gilman Friday March 30 @ 4:15

Another BIG game

 

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