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.
Siegel led the Hawks with seven ground balls and Linkous had four.
Bel Air reached the 3A-4A South championship with a 12-10 win over host and second seed Dulaney. No further stats were provided for the game.
Bulls oust Mustangs
C. Milton Wright saw its season end in 2A-3A North action, losing at top seed Hereford, 15-4.
Andrew Ward, Alex Meholic, Nick Kuzma and Ben Boyd provided the CMW scoring with a goal each. Ward and Andrew Brown each had assists.
Mustangs goalie Matt Corn finished with seven saves.
Boys lacrosse playoffs started Friday, with Havre de Grace, Fallston, Patterson Mill, CMW, North Harford and Bel Air picking up wins to advance.
Warriors beat Cobras
Havre de Grace used a 7-2 fourth quarter scoring advantage Friday to upend host Harford Tech, 14-9, in 1A-2A East boys lacrosse play.
The Warriors led 3-2 after one quarter but the game was tied 5-5 at the half and 7-7 after three quarters.
The Warriors got four goals apiece from Justin Gosnell, Brian Cameron and Connor Haffey, while Brad Davidson and Chris Anderson each had single goals.
Casey Brown and Anderson each contributed two assists, while single assists were credited to Gosnell, Nick Burley, Donald Matts and Cameron.
Tech's scoring was led by Zack Valenti's three goals and Brett Haas netted two goals. Single goal scorers were Tyler Fullem, Dan Ashburn, Zac Taylor and Garrett Selander.
Thomas Burley, Greg Ransone, Haas, Ron Huber and Mike Mentzer each had assists.
Havre de Grace played two goalies with Cameron making five saves and Derek Freels making seven.
Tech goalie Sean Klein finished with 13 saves.
Fallston tops North East
The Fallston boys lacrosse team played its way into the region semifinals Friday, easily beating visiting North East, 19-2, in a Class 1A-2A East quarterfinal.
In Friday's win, Kyle D'Onofrio, Greg Horsham and Jeremy Scranton each scored three goals to pace the Cougars. Zach Wheeler and Garrett Wolf added two goals apiece, while single goals were added by Ryan Bonhoff, Sam D'Onofrio, Robbie Kansler, Tommy Kisielnicki, Jason Lawrence and Luke Ward.
Zack Esser and Kansler had two assists each, while single assists were credited to Marc Badger, Austin Braerman, Kyle D'Onofrio, Brenden Nolan and Scranton.
Fallston, which led 10-0 at the half, played two goalies. Mark Wollenweber had five saves and Lucas Crofton had one save.
Huskies beat Southern-AA
Patterson Mill moved on in 1A–2A North action on a 12-5 win visiting Southern-AA on Friday. The Huskies led at the half, 9-3.
Josh Wilson and Deonte Alston each scored three goals to guide the Huskies, while Chase Tallon added two goals. Chase Wedekind, Sam Caretti, Mike McIntyre and Brandon Burris also had goals.
Wedekind dished out three assists, while Brendan Egan, Wilson and Caretti all had two assists.
Patterson Mill goalie Jay Kuhn recorded nine saves.
Mustangs beat Eagles
C. Milton Wright also advanced in 2A-3A North action Friday, beating visiting Aberdeen, 18-3.
Alex Meholic scored four goals and assisted on another to lead 11 CMW goal scorers. Andrew Ward added three goals and two assists, while Christian Cox had two goals and two assists and Andrew Brown had two goals.
Scoring single goals were Alex Kleinberg, Garrett Barker, Matt Bollinger, Andy LeBrun, Wade Rollins, John Amos and Chad Roszko.
LeBrun, Rollins, Paul Mirabile, David McGuirk and Ben Boyd also had assists. Mustangs goalie Matt Corn made six saves.
Hawks beat Rams
North Harford moved on in 2A-3A North with a 14-0 win over visiting Edgewood.
Joel Linkous scored three goals to lead the Hawks and Ryan Warren scored two. Single goals were scored by Brooks Billings, John Heaps, Andrew Siegel, Max Mullin, Ryan Latgis, Andrew Kropkowski, Brett Hurley, David Cordell and Ryan Fiess.
Linkous also had two assists, while Billings, Randy Foster, Mullin and Josh Scholz each had one assist.
Siegel led with five ground balls and was also 6-for-6 on faceoffs. Mullin was 5-for-6 in faceoffs and Linkous, 3-for-3.
North Harford goalies Cameron Brosh and Matt Geodeke had no saves.
In another quarterfinal game played Friday, Bel Air beat host Kenwood, 17-1, in 3A-4A South play. No other stats were provided.