Opening the season with four unanswered goals, the Class 4A-3A state champion South River boys lacrosse team was making things look easy in the early going against visiting Broadneck on Thursday.
The rest of the game wasn't quite as simple.
With the Bruins providing a considerable push, the No. 10 Seahawks managed to protect the early lead and come away with a 10-7 win in chilly Edgewater.
"We clearly didn't overlook these guys — they just played well," South River coach Paul Noone said. "We were horrible on ground balls, horrible on wing play. … We just didn't seem to be in sync. And you can sit here and whine and cry, but all things considered we got the win and that's what we came out here to do."
After Broadneck's Chase Burquist cut the Seahawks' lead to 6-5 with 4:51 to play in the third quarter, the Seahawks scored three of the next four. All-Metro senior attackman Ben Chisolm, Gunnar Schimolar and Brandon Sneft scored to help push the advantage to 9-6 with 9:15 left.
Dylan Mansur led the Seahawks with three goals and two assists and Chisolm added three goals. Broadneck got two goals and an assist from Zach Franco, two goals each from Kevin Smith and Chase Berquist and nine saves from goalie Mike Meeks.
No. 9 Severn 9, St. Anne's Belfield (Va.) 6: Ryan Lamon scored three goals for the visiting Admirals (3-0).
No. 14 Winters Mill 12, North Carroll 11: Zane Pusateri (2 goals) scored the game-winner with three minutes left in the game for the visiting Owls (1-0).
Eastern Tech 16, Carver A&T 0: Dustin Stone had seven assists for the visiting Mavericks (1-0).
No. 2 Maryvale 14, No. 12 Severn 9: Lions goalie Caroline Federico (14 saves) stepped up her game in the second half and host Maryvale (2-0, 1-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference) came back to win in the second half.
The Lions' Miranda Ibello and the Admirals' Caroline Steele each finished with six goals. Severn (0-1, 0-1) led 7-6 at the break.
No. 3 Notre Dame Prep 11, Garrison Forest 5: Molly Cobb scored four goals to power the host Blazers (2-0, 2-0 IAAM A Conference) past the Grizzlies (1-2, 0-2).
No. 6 Century 16, Manchester Valley 5: The defending Class 3A-2A champion Knights (1-0) got five goals from Madi Hall and two goals and three assists from Haley Bordner.
No. 11 Marriotts Ridge 19, Atholton 2: Taylor Hensh scored six goals to lead the visiting Mustangs (1-0).
No. 15 St. Paul's 14, Roland Park 9: Shelby Wells scored five goals to power the Gators (1-1, 1-1 IAAM A Conference) past the host Reds (2-1, 1-1).
Mercy 7, Park 6: Tara Maher completed the comeback for the Magic (3-0, 3-0 IAAM B Conference), which trailed 6-3 with three minutes left, by scoring the winner with 20 seconds left.
No. 6 Reservoir 8, Hammond 3: Daniel Rosenberry went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the host Gators (1-0), who scored four runs in the sixth inning.
Southern 5, No. 9 Severna Park 3: Connor McCowan hit a two-run double and the host Bulldogs (1-0) led 5-1 after the first inning.
No. 11 Dulaney 11, No. 13 Bel Air 1: Kurtis Ewers worked three innings for the win for the visiting Lions (1-0).
No. 3 Eastern Tech 12, Franklin 0: Winner Jordan Cargile pitched a five-inning one-hitter, struck out four and homered for the host Mavericks (1-0).
Hammond 5, No. 7 Reservoir 2: Samantha Speierman struck out 10 and the visiting Bears (1-0) upset the Gators (0-1).
Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article