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.
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.
Wheeler led the scoring with two goals, while single goals were scored by Badger, Horsham, Lawrence. Kyle D'Onofrio and Lawrence also had assists and goalie Abney made four saves.
The Cougars trailed, 2-1, at halftime.
Tech wins big
Tyler Fullem led Tech's victory Thursday with five goals and one assist, while Zack Valenti scored two goals and one assist. Single goal scorers for Tech were Mike Mentzer, Greg Ransone, Thomas Burley, Brett Haas and Josh Johnson.
Dan Ashburn dished out four assists and single assists were credited to Haas and Garrett Selander.
Matt Noel scored two goals to lead Rising Sun and Dale Dixon added a goal and assist. Justin Hopkins also had one assist.
Tech keeper Sean Klein registered 16 saves and Rising Sun goalie Josh Pierson had seven.
Eagles beat Panthers
Aberdeen (3-4/4-8) closed out its Susquehanna season with an 18-5 win over visiting Perryville (2-5/2-9) Thursday night.
Blaise Curtis set the nets ablaze with eight goals, while assisting on another. Jon Jones added three goals and one assist and Kevin Shumaker added two goals and four assists.
Kyle Peters and Matt Stuart each had one goal and two assists, while Dylan Mauzy, Jake Kilmon and Ruchir Patel had single goals.
Justin Mauzy and Justin Howard added two assists each and Eric Whittie had one assist.
Hawks beat Mustangs
North Harford (3-3/9-5) ended its Chesapeake season with a win, beating host C. Milton Wright (2-4/8-5), 15-12, Thursday night.
Joel Linkous scored four goals to lead the Hawks, while John Heaps and Max Mullin scored three goals apiece.
Austin Ensor added a pair of goals and single goals were scored by Brooks Billings, Randy Foster and Andrew Siegel.
Heaps added two assists and Billings had one. Goalie Cameron Brosh had nine saves.
Elks beat Rams
Edgewood (0-7/0-11) ended its season winless after a 14-4 loss to visiting Elkton Thursday evening.
Shawn Kluchinsky scored three of the four Edgewood goals and Jake Wilmer had the other.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun