Half: 11-0, Lions.
Championship: Howard 6, Patterson Mill 4
Goals: H – Brad Zulick, John Travisano, Leo Sementilli, Eric Schroeder.
Assists: H – Sementilli, Schroeder, Zulick.
Saves: H – Bryan Mauser 7.
Wilde Lake Tournament
Both Long Reach and host Wilde Lake tallied victories in the Cats’ tournament Saturday. After losing to Oakdale, 19-5, in the opening round, the Lightning rallied for a 17-4 win in the consolation game.
Wilde Lake handed the Gophers a 14-5 loss in the opening round before battling Oakdale – a 2013 state semifinalist – for the tournament title.
Though the Cats fell, 11-8, coach Jon Robinson said there was a lot he liked in his team’s performance that could carry over into county play.
“I told the boys that I was impressed with the effort they had today,” Robinson said. “It’s always tough when you come up a little bit short, but I think we’re closing that gap with everyone else (in Howard County) as we move toward the playoffs.”
Ball possession was the key for Wilde Lake, which often failed to establish a set offensive attack for parts of the second and third quarter – when Oakdale made a few of its most important runs of the game.
Long Reach collected its first non-county win Saturday, armed with a combination of hustle, faceoff success and backdoor moves to the cage.
“We got a lot of good movement on the crease, with lots of cuts working around the ball,” said Thomas Valenza, who netted five goals in the team’s win against the Gophers. “Overall, we just played better than we usually do.”
Wilde Lake 14, Glen Burnie 5
Goals: WL – Jack Quinn (4), John Radcliffe (3), Ryan Tiffey (2), Siyon Lowe (2), Patrick Riley, Pierson Swanson.
Oakdale 19, Long Reach 5
Goals: LR – Konner Kick (2), Skylar Briscoe, Will Parham, Cristian Jerry.
Assists: LR – Thomas Valenza (2)
Saves: LR – Chris Peppe 8.
Consolation: Long Reach 17, Glen Burnie 4
Goals: LR –Thomas Valenza (5), Andy Belush (3), Konner Kick (2), Cristian Jerry (2), Will Parham (2), Skylar Briscoe (2), Kendall Cooper.
Assists: LR – Thomas Valenza (2), Skylar Briscoe (2), Will Parham, Andy Belush, Konner Kick.
Saves: LR – Anthony Valenza 15.
Half: 10-2, Lightning.
Championship: Oakdale 11, Wilde Lake 8
Goals: WL – John Radcliffe (3), Siyon Lowe (2), Pierson Swanson, Ryan Tiffey, Patrick Riley.
Assists: WL – Radcliffe, Lowe.
Saves: Joe Boccher 15.