Six Harford County high school boys lacrosse teams went to battle Monday with hopes of reaching today's (Wednesday) region finals. Four - Patterson Mill, Fallston, North Harford and Bel Air - played their way through and will play for a spot in this weekend's state semifinals.
Patterson Mill will vie for the Class 1A-2A North region title tonight, hosting Loch Raven at 6 p.m. The Huskies defeated Loch Raven, 10-4, in last year's state semifinal.
Fallston will host the 1A-2A East region title game at 4 p.m. today, facing Parkside.
North Harford will visit Hereford for the 2A-3A North title today at a time to be determined and Bel Air will visit Howard tonight for the 3A-4A South title. Game time is 7 p.m.
Huskies beat Eagles
Patterson Mill moved on to the 1A-2A North title match with a 12-6 win over host and top seed Owings Mills. The Huskies were ahead 8-0 by half.
Josh Wilson had the hot scoring hands again for Patterson Mill, scoring four goals, while Chase Wedekind, Brandon Burris and Sam Caretti added two goals apiece. Mike DiNatale and Chase Tallon each had single goals. Brendan Egan dished out five assists in the win and Deonte Alston had one.
Three Patterson Mill players saw time in goal, with Jay Kuhn making three saves and Ryan Fabiano and Will Urban each making one.
Cougars beat Warriors
Fallston reached the 1A-2A East final with a 15-1 win over Havre de Grace. The game was played on the turf at Havre de Grace's James R. Harris Stadium, where Fallston served as the home team.
The Cougars jumped ahead and led 6-0 at the half and 12-1 at the end of three quarters.
Zach Wheeler led the way with four goals and one assist. Jason Lawrence added three goals and one assist and Kyle D'Onofrio also tallied three goals.
Marc Badger added two goals and one assist, while single goals were netted by Taylor Brown, Zack Esser and Austin Braerman. James Glezen had one assist for the Cougars.
Justin Gosnell scored the lone Havre de Grace goal unassisted.
Caleb Abney started in goal for the Cougars and made six saves. Mark Wollenweber, who replaced Abney, had no saves. Brian Cameron was the Warriors starter, making 16 saves. Derek Freels relieved Cameron and finished with five saves.
Hawks beat Generals
North Harford played its way into the 2A-3A North championship by beating visiting Towson, 10-5.
Max Mullin scored four goals to pace the Hawks and Randy Foster netted three goals. John Heaps, Joel Linkous and Andrew Siegel each had single goals.
Heaps also had two assists, while single assists were credited to Brooks Billings, Linkous and Austin Ensor.
Hawks freshman goalie Cameron Brosh made seven saves and defenseman TJ Hilton was credited with one save.