The boys lacrosse season moved into regional playoff action Wednesday and Harford County had a decent showing with four wins in six games.
Highlighting the winners, the visiting Bel Air Bobcats improved their record to 10-3 overall as they rolled over the North County Knights, 17-4, in Class 3A-4A South Region play.
The Bobcats started quickly as they ran out to a 6-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. They were able to extend their lead to 10-1 at halftime and finished strongly to close out the Knights.
"Last year we had to travel on the road throughout the playoffs and we are going to have to do the same this year," Bel Air Head Coach Scoop Kelly said. "We really need to step up our execution, foot work and ground ball effort in Friday's game against Dulaney. They are a talented team that we lost to in our first game of the year. It should be a battle and an outstanding game."
Bel Air at Dulaney is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday.
Carson Kalama led Bel Air with four goals and one assist, while Calvin Fleagle had three goals and four assists. Tom Pfeiffer added three goals and one assist, while Parker Jones, Brad Casale and Mike Bush each had a goal and assist.
Chris Noll, Connor McQuarrie and Garrett Utz each had goals and Jack Lewis had one assist.
North County scoring was handled by Gage Blottenberger, two goals, and Andre Brummitt and Shayne Kunkle, one goal each.
Bel Air used two goalies with Gavin Hanley making four saves and Pete Santimays making three saves.
North County keeper Andy Morales had 14 saves.
Cougars blank Eagles
Fallston had no trouble in 1A-2A East, blanking visiting Bo Manor, 18-0. The Cougars (10-4) led 14-0 at the half.
Kyle D'Onofrio led the Cougars with four goals, while Marc Badger added three goals. Connor Chenworth, Nick Esser and Garrett Krug each scored twice, while single goals were tallied by Ryan Buckler, Tommy Kisielnicki, Chris Dunnigan, Steven Ernst and Jeremy Scranton.
The Cougars also had a number of assists, led by Badger and Scranton, with two each. Keegan Teluk, Ryan Buckler, Kisielnicki, Chenworth, James Glezen, Nick Baker, Kyle Mckeever and Krug were also credited with assists.
Fallston played three goalies with eaxch making saves. Mark Wollenweber and Nick Buckler had one save each and Liam Wilcox had two.
Bo Manor goalie Matt Schmana had 17 saves.
Warriors beat Elks
Havre de Grace also won in 1A-2A East, beating host Elkton, 13-7, in a game delayed by lightning at Elkton Middle School. The Warriors led 9-2 at halftme.
Casey Brown led the Warriors (7-6) with two goals and four assists, while Brian Cameron tallied five goals.
Nick Burley had two goals and three assists and Donald Matts added two goals, one assist and seven ground balls. Kyle Barkley and Chris Anderson also had goals and Michael Laubner had six ground balls at close defense.
The Warriors will visit Fallston on Friday at 6 p.m.
Huskies beat Carver
Patterson Mill was a winner in 1A-2A North, besting visiting Carver A&T, 19-5. The Huskies (5-9) led 15-1 at the half.
Chase Tallon led the scoring with three goals, while Josh Wilson, Sam Caretti, Noah Holloway, Brendan Mahoney and Patrick Springer each scored two. Brendan Egan, Brandon Fabiano, Grant Schleicher, David Brothers, Brad Burris and Alex Meade were each credited with one goal.
Burris added five assists and Egan had three. Tallon and Tyler Levandoski had two assists apiece and single assists were dished form Wilson, Nick Fisher and Mahoney.
Two goalies saw action for Patterson Mill with each, Will Urban and Will DeVinney, making two saves.
Patterson Mill will play at Owings Mills on Friday at 3:45 p.m. at Franklin High School.
Eagles, Mariners lose
Both Aberdeen (9-5) and Joppatowne (3-8) dropped their first round playoff games Wednesday. Aberdeen fell to visiting Towson, 13-2, in 2A-3A North, while Joppatowne was beaten at Southern-Anne Arundel, 14-2, in 1A-2A north. No stats were provided for either game.