All three classifications in the boys lacrosse state tournament will have Harford County flavor in respective region finals set for Wednesday.
Fallston and Patterson Mill in 1A-2A, North Harford in 2A-3A and Bel Air in 3A-4A were all winners Monday and each will be in action Wednesday.
After its 12-4 win over visiting Towson, North Harford will play for the 2A-3A North title.
Randy Foster and Max Mullin each scored three goals to pace the Hawks (13-1). Andrew Kropkowski and Ryan Feiss added two goals apiece and single goals were scored by Brooks Billings and Brett Hurley.
Billings, Nolan Hood and Kropkowski also had assists.
Foster led with five ground balls, while Andrew Siegel and Feiss had four each.
Hawks goalie Cameron Brosh finished with 11 saves, while Andrew Siegel (seven), Evan Siegel (six) and Mullin (one) were a combined 14-of-19 on faceoffs.
North Harford will host Hereford Wednesday. Game time to be announced.
Bobcats back in finals
Bel Air is back in the region finals after a 14-9 win over the host Franklin Indians on Monday in 3A-4A South action.
The Bobcats (12-3) will play Wednesday at Howard, the same team they defeated at the same level a year ago.
The Bobcats led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter and 8-6 at the half. Franklin fought back and tied the game 9-9 by the end of the third quarter. The Bobcats then outscored the Indians 5-1 in the fourth quarter to secure their second straight regional championship appearance.
"I really felt we played sloppy lacrosse throughout the first three quarters," Bobcats head coach Scoop Kelly said. "Offensively, we were trying to force the ball too much and defensively we weren't very active with cutters. Much like the Dulaney game, we let the game come to us and took advantage of our opportunities in the fourth quarter."
Carson Kalama led the Bel Air scoring with five goals and four assists, while Parker Jones (one assist) and Tom Pfeiffer added four goals each.
Calvin Fleagle chipped in with a goal and two assists and Anthony Sampayo had one assist.
Bobcats goalie Gavin Hanley registered six saves.
"Franklin is a much improved team and give a lot of credit to their staff and players. They had a great year. We are now focusing our efforts on a Howard team that is putting up big offensive numbers and limiting their opponent's offensive opportunities. I expect Wednesday's match up to be a battle," Kelly said.
Cougars crush Tigers
Fallston (12-4) was an easy winner on the road at top seed Rising Sun. The Cougars led 14-0 at the half, en route to a 17-1 victory, in 1A-2A East play.
Fallston was led by Marc Badger and Kyle D'Onofrio as each netted five goals. Wesley Rumple and Jeremy Scranton scored two goals apiece and single goals were tallied by Tommy Kisielnicki, Brant McGuire and Kyle McKeever.
Badger, Rumple, McKeever and D'Onofrio each had two assists, while Keegan Teluk, Chris Dunnigan and Zach Roberts had one apiece.
Fallston played four goalies, but just two made saves. Mark Wollenweber had two saves and Nick Buckler had one.
The Cougars will face Cambridge-South Dorchester or Parkside Wednesday at a place and time to be announced.
Huskies win, too
Patterson Mill (7-9) reached the 1A-2A North final by beating host Chesapeake-Baltimore County, 15-5, Monday. The Huskies will play at Southern-Anne Arundel Wednesday at a time to be announced.
No stats were made available.
Bobcats beat Lions
Bel Air highlighted the quarterfinal wins on Friday by going on the road and beating the Dulaney Lions, 9-5, avenging the Bobcats' first loss of the lacrosse season, which they dropped to Dulaney, 11-7.
The Bobcats raced out to a 3-1 first quarter lead behind single goals from Mike Bush, Tom Pfeiffer and Calvin Fleagle. Dulaney shut the Bobcats out in the second quarter and led at halftime, 4-3, and extended their lead to 5-3 at the end of the third quarter.
Behind Anthony Sampayo's dominance at the faceoff, a lockdown defensive effort and possessing the ball throughout the fourth quarter, the Bobcats buried four goals to advance to the next round.
"I couldn't be more proud of my guys because with their back against the wall we kept our composure and kept plugging away," Kelly said. "Rather than panicking, we got excellent leadership from our defense and offense. I knew if we could execute our game plan, we would have a chance to win this game."
Fleagle finished with three goals and an assist and Bush had two goals and an assist. Pfeiffer also finished with two goals. Single goals were scored by Sampayo and Parker Jones.
Carson Kalama dished out three assists and Tyler Utz added one assist.
Bel Air goalie Gavin Hanley made six saves.
Cougars oust Warriors
Fallston moved on in 1A-2A East play Friday, stopping visiting Havre de Grace, 17-6. The Cougars led at half, 14-3.
Wesley Rumple and Jeremy Scranton led the Cougars with three goals each. Tommy Kisielnicki and Kyle D'Onofrio each had two goals, while single goals were tallied by Marc Badger, James Glezen, Chris Dunnigan, Brent McGuire, Kyle McKeever, Steven Ernst and Zach Roberts.
D'Onofrio added three assists and Nick Esser had two. Kisielnicki, Badger and Sean Lewns also had assists.
Casey Brown and Brian Cameron paced Havre de Grace (7-7) with two goals apiece. Ralph Batykefer and Brad Davidson netted single goals and Kyle Barkley had one assist.
Fallston played two goalies with Mark Wollenweber making one save and Nick Buckler making four.
Havre de Grace goalie Jacob Laubner had seven saves.
Hawks dump Owls
North Harford also cruised in 2A-3A North on Friday, beating visiting Dundalk, 14-2.
Nolan Hood, Randy Foster and Mic Green each scored two goals to lead the Hawks. Single goals were scored by Brooks Billings, Max Mullin, Andrew Siegel, Evan Siegel, Colin Keating, Kyle Six, Shane Munchela and David Cordell.
Billings and Evan Siegel each had two assists, while Mullin, Foster and Shane Munchel had single assists.
Goalie Cameron Brosh finished with three saves.
C. Milton Wrght (10-6) had its season end Friday with a 15-4 loss at Hereford in 2A-3A North action.
Andy LeBrun and Alex Meholic took care of the Mustangs scoring with two goals each, while Garrett Barker, Robert Elliott and Ben Boyd each had assists.
CMW goalie Ryan Malone finished with nine saves.
Patriots earn top seed
John Carroll (11-4) closed out the regular season Friday with a 13-8 win over visiting Saints Peter & Paul. The win gave the Patriots the top seed in the MIAA B Conference playoffs.
Jake Brown and Sully Gerety highlighted the win with three goals each and Cody Saunders scored two goals.
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