LANDON LACROSSE 18 MT. ST. JOSEPH 6

The Gaels hired an alumnus of the Xavierian Mt. St. Joseph HS, Stephen Berger, to lead the MIAA-A lacrosse team. He played all-star caliber play there, at Washington College and in the MLL. The 2017 team had two games cancelled (snow?), beat their 1st opponent (+9) and lost a close away game against an undefeated team. MSJ graduated two big time recruits (Maryland’s Drew Harrison and Notre Dame’s Bryan Costabile).

 

The first 5:00 was an up and down the field game with both defenses, particularly both goalies, handling their opponents. The Bears cracked the visitor’s wall when Jace Menendez showed good hand-eye coordination by catching the ball after it rebounded from the 6’x 6’ and immediately shooting it past the Gael goalie @ 7:43. Joey Epstein deked his D and drew a slide. The result was some space for Garrett Kurtz to shoot and he scored @1:55.

At 0:31.5 Coach Berger’s O clicked with a nice, in-close tally.

END OF 1ST Q BEARS 2 GAELS 1

The F/O was won by Justin Shockey and he created fast break. He got the ball to John Geppert who saw a cutting Gilbert Sentimore open on the crease. He scored @11:40.

MSJ reduced the margin to one with a goal at 9:13.

Over approximately 120 seconds the Bears added four goals:

 

Goal                     Assist                    Time        Notes                                     

John G                —                         7:18            fast break off of F/O

Nate Buller                  —                6:34            off of broken MSJ clear;

Jace                    —                         5:09            rebound

Nate                    Zach Johnson   4:55            exceptional pass

The Gaels earned their 3rd goal at 3:58

A speed dodge by Joey resulted in the home team’s next goal @0:35.8

HALFTIME BEARS 8 GAELS 3

 

After the intermission, the visitors rang up their 4th goal.

T Halm put the ball in the goal corner on an 8’ shot, assisted by Joey @ 9:42. Nate then accelerated across an arch above the crease and at the end of that sweep, his hands were free; so, he shot and scored @7:17,

MSJ rang up the next goal at 2:50.

Nate replicated his last goal with a similar sprint @1:34.

After a visitor time out, a set play beat the clock (at 0:00.1) for their last goal of the game.

 

END OF 3RD Q BEARS 11 GAELS 5

The highlight of this final period was a valiant Bear D performance. Three consecutive penalties created a 6 Gaels on 3 Bears EMD for 0:30 and about fifty seconds of 6 Gaels v 4 Bears. Shane Corcoran made 2 key saves and the 4 poles (the 3= Drew Wellington, Mo Sillah and Will Amoroso and the 4th was Andrew Fowler). The quick movement of the D- men frustrated the opponents. The MSJ shooters were aware of the active Landon poles and several of the Gael passes went astray for fear of an interception.

Before and after the EMD test, Landon scored freely:

 

Goal                     Assist                  Time           Notes

Joey                    ____                    11:31          hot shot

Justin                 ——-                    11:19          F/O win; inside roll dodge and left-handed shot

Nate                    ——-                    9:49

Joey Graham     T Halm                8:58           sweet T feed

Gilbert                 Garrett                5:10

Colby Camalier           ———-                                    4:19

 

END OF GAME            BEARS 18 GAELS 6

 

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD

NATE BULLER

THE BEAR EMD TEAM

SHANE CORCORAN

ANDREW FOWLER

DREW WELLINGTON

MO SILLAH

 

The 4/4 game at Severn @4:30 is against an undefeated (7-0) Admirals averaging 18 goals a game

 

 

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