Dulaney has been playing fine lacrosse this month, but Friday's performance at Franklin stood out as an exclamation point. The Lions scored two goals in the last 1:27 to stage a fourth-quarter comeback and post an 9-8 victory over host Franklin in the rain.
Junior attacker Cameron Carter and senior midfielder Will Fingles each finished with three goals for Dulaney, but junior midfielder Connor Benhoff scored the game-winner with 47 seconds remaining.
Benhoff took a pass from Jake Bellinger, beat a defender and shot to the upper left corner for his lone goal of the game.
Benhoff and his teammates probably thought they wouldn't need such a dramatic goal late in the fourth quarter.
The Lions (10-2) led 5-1 early in the second quarter.
"We were rolling," Benhoff said. "I don't know what happened in the other two quarters, but we came back and got the win. That's all that matters."
Forty seconds before Benhoff's goal, Fingles scored on a feed from Colegrove Keegan to tie the game at 8-8.
Those were the only two goals scored in the fourth quarter.
"To come from behind late in the fourth quarter like that is great," Dulaney coach Kyle Fiat said. "I don't know if it's the best win of the season, but it's surely a big one."
Dulaney led 6-4 at halftime, but Franklin was impressive in the third quarter.
The Indians (6-3) started the quarter with consecutive goals from Blake Askensas and Davis Jones to make it 6-6.
After Fingles scored on a shot to the upper right corner, Addison Abramson found the back of the goal with 7:19 remaining and Reid Merlo added a goal six minutes later to give Franklin its first lead of the game, 8-7.
"We had a really good second half," Franklin coach Joe Madigan said. "They only scored one in the third quarter. We really started to get into a rhythm, but we just failed to get one more."
Dulaney opened the game on a 5-1 tear, scoring four times in the first quarter and once early in the second quarter. Cameron had two goals during that span.
Jake Bellinger and Colegrove also scored for Dulaney. Teammate Burke McManus made nine saves.
Askenas and Abramson led the Indians with two goals apiece while netminder Matt Lindenbaum recorded seven saves.
Friday’s boys lacrosse scores
Catonsville 12 Loch Raven 0
Perry Hall 9 North County 7
Parkville 7 Chesapeake 0
Owings Mills 13 Woodlawn 3
Patapsco 6 Carver 1
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