St. Mary’s lacrosse 8 Landon 7

Effort plus ability does not always equal success is a lesson of life and sports. Today, at moments, the Bears exhibited a lot of energy and enthusiasm and it is obvious that there is a lot of talent on the Landon Roster. Unfortunately, today, the sequencing of the visitors’ skills and tenacity came late in the game. Earlier, the Saint Mary’s School (SMS) team took advantage of the brown jerseys inadvertent errors and created a two goal and later a five goal advantage. With less than 11 minutes in the game, the Bears came back, but unfortunately, time ran out. SMS 8 Landon 7.

 

The Saints registered the first goal on a very precise, close range pass from one attackman to another at 11:27. The Bears broke back with a Matt Potolicchio unassisted goal at 9:00 remaining in the 1st Q. The SMS scoreboard then clicked up three scores for them, two unassisted at 8:11 and 6:5,1plus a very nice pass set up their fourth goal (4:31).To stem the tide, Charlie Schnider found Poto at 2:28.

END OF 1ST Q SMS 4 LANDON 2

The Bears got a sweet Peter Laco-pass-to-Garrett Fellows goal to start the next stanza at 11:20. A big Saints defenseman got a breakaway goal on a clear at 7:47.

HALFTIME SMS 5 LANDON 3

The depth of the Bears line-up usually means that the opposition wears down in the 3rd and 4th Qs; today, the Saints had the momentum for the first 13 minutes of the second half. The Bears had to deal with a two man EMD and allowed only one goal during that penalty at 10:23. The Bear D did well for much of the period, but gave up a seventh tally to SMS, a sweet pass between attackmen, at 4:13.

END OF 1ST Q SMS 7 LANDON 3

The margin grew to eight on an unassisted goal at11:16. Then the Bears came alive. On the ensuing face-off, Taylor Valencia found Poto  at 10:58. The Bears got an EMO opportunity and converted at 8:09 on a Charlie- Taylor pass-goal combination. After the face off, the ball ended up on the ground in front of the SMS goal and after what seemed like a minute long scrum, Robby Dunigan emerged with the ball (+1 GB) and then shot it for a goal at 7:33. The next few minutes saw possession change between the home team. The Bears forced a Saint with the ball out-of-bounds (somewhat reminiscent of the 2010 game in which the visiting team forced a turnover and then brought the ball into their O zone. Charlie Schnider netted the team’s seventh goal with 0:15.2 remaining. The next face-off did not result in possession and the clock ran out.

FINAL SCORE SMS 8 LANDON 7

The effort was impressive and it created some momentum going into the IAC season. A tough loss, but it evidenced strong resiliency.

 

BEARS SCORING

Player              Goal(s)            Assist(s)

Schnider          2                      2

Potolicchio               2                      1

Valencia          1                      1

Fellows            1

Dunigan           1

Laco                                                1

KHARI   BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD                                                      ALEX POVICH,

great coverage, clears and good play

NEXT GAME 4/5 HOME vs. BULLIS 4:30PM

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