UCBAC boys lacrosse championship

Fallston's Kyle D'Onofrio knocks the ball out of Harford Tech's Austin Thim stick during Monday's UCBAC boys lacrosse championship. Fallston won, 14-2, to take its second straight title and third in four years. (Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff, Patuxent Homestead / May 8, 2012)

Fallston won its second straight Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference boys lacrosse championship Monday night, rolling past Harford Tech, 14-2, at James R. Harris Stadium in Havre de Grace.

The win was the Cougars' third in four years; they also took UCBAC titles in 2009 and 2011.

"We have a lot of respect for Harford Tech and our players are very familiar with some of their players; it was a game that we wanted to come out and play and win, but we wanted to be good sports about it," Fallston coach Matt Parks said. "It's good that we get our players out running and we can work on some things and its also great to reward some of the players who have put in a lot of work throughout the season and get them some playing time, especially some youngsters and some guys that are returning for next year and give us an idea."

The Cougars' 30-man roster is highlighted with 15 seniors.


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Fallston started quickly and left little doubt of the outcome, scoring six goals in the first quarter and five in the second, all unanswered, for an 11-0 halftime lead.

Three Cougars, Kyle D'Onofrio, Zach Wheeler and Jason Lawrence, did most of the damage. Wheeler scored four of the first 11 goals and assisted on another. D'Onofrio and Lawrence added three goals each and Sam D'Onofrio also had a goal.

The lead grew to 13-0 in the third quarter on two Jeremy Scranton goals, both assisted by Brenden Nolan, who added the final goal in the fourth quarter, despite laying on the ground.

Tyler Fullem scored both goals for Tech (7-5), with assists from Thomas Burley and Dan Ashburn.

Greg Horsham added two assists for Fallston and Marc Badger, Taylor Brown and Zack Esser each had one assist.

Fallston played two goalies, with Caleb Abney making four saves in the first half and Mark Wollenweber making eight in the second half. Tech keeper Sean Klein finished with seven saves.

Reaching the final

Monday's championship game was set after wins by Fallston and Harford Tech Thursday night.

Fallston (6-0/8-5) clinched the Chesapeake (upper) Division title with its 12-8 win over host Bel Air (4-2/7-5), while Tech (7-0/7-4) locked up the Susquehanna (lower) Division crown by beating visiting Rising Sun (6-1/7-5), 12-3.

In the Cougars' win, they stretched a 5-4 halftime lead to win by four.

Senior midfielder Jason Lawrence torched the Bobcats' nets with five goals, while Kyle D'Onofrio scored three goals. Zach Wheeler also had multiple goals with two and Marc Badger and Zack Esser each had one.

Joey Creaghan and Carson Kalama each scored three goals to highlight Bel Air's scoring. Tom Hollenback and Tucker Lurie also scored for Bel Air.

Badger, Austin Braerman, Taylor Brown and Greg Horsham had assists for the Cougars.

Kalama had two assists for Bel Air, while Calvin Fleagle and Parker Jones had one assist.

Fallston goalie Caleb Abney had 16 saves and Bel Air goalie Gavin Hanley had eight.

The Cougars also played and won Friday, edging visiting Towson, 5-4, in a regular season finale.