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Boys Lacrosse: Knights pull away from FSK, 'earn' county win

Century sophomore Carter Truby talks about his team's win over Francis Scott Key.

ELDERSBURG — Century boys lacrosse coach Jeremy Benson is still waiting for his team to play four quarters of lacrosse this season.

The first two quarters the Knights gave Benson were enough to cruise past visiting Francis Scott Key 15-5 on Tuesday night.

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The game was close in the first quarter, but Century started to pull away with a strong second period and turned the game into a rout in the second half.

"We picked it up in the second quarter, but they really made us earn the win," Benson said.

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Sophomore attackman Carter Truby powered Century (5-2, 2-0 county) to the triumph, scoring five goals.

"I really expect big games like this from him," Benson said. "He is a very talented attackman. I would say this was Carter's best performance of the season. He got good separation from his defender and didn't force things. He played a little more patient."

Century senior midfielder Alex Klein finished with four goals, Colin McAuliffe contributed two goals and two assists, and Brett Kropinski added two goals and two assists.

Truby, though, got Century's offense going. He scored on a feed from Kropinski 1:03 into play. Then Truby, who has 15 goals and seven assists on the season, had an unassisted goal about four minutes later, beating goalie Sam Kefauver on a low shot as he fell down.

Francis Scott Key's Colton Price cut the lead to 2-1 with 5:40 remaining when he scored. The Eagles (1-4, 0-2) made it 2-2 when Cole Lapierre's shot bounced off a defender and into the goal.

Jalen Stanton's goal with 16 seconds left gave the Knights the lead again at 3-2. Century controlled things early in the second quarter, recording four shots in the first 3:30. Kefauver made three of his seven first-half saves during that stretch.

The Eagles had their best opportunity to score early in the period when Colton Price hit the right goal post.

Alex Klein, Brian Maurantonio, and Jordan Schemm added to Century's second-quarter lead with goals to make it 6-2 — the score at the break.

Century jumped on the Falcons early in the third quarter as Truby scored twice in the first three minutes to push the Knights' advantage to 8-2. Francis Scott Key got back-to-back goals from Zach Gildersleeve and Price in the middle of the period.

But that's as close Francis Scott Key would get the rest of the way as the Knights closed the quarter with a pair of goals and outscored the Eagles 5-1 in the final period.

Lapierre led the Falcons with two goals.

"The have more experience than us," Francis Scott Key coach Steven Kazimer said. "We are young. Improvement from week to week is really big for our program. I am not happy with the outcome, but I am happy with the effort. We are improving on both sides of the ball."

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Goals: C-Carter Truby 5, Alex Klein 4, Colin McAuliffe 2, Brett Kropinski, Chris Maurantonio, Jalen Stanton, Jordan Schemm; FSK-Cole Lapierre 2, Colton Price, Zach Gildersleeve, Cole Falkenstine.

Assists: C-Kropinski 3, Truby 3, McAuliffe 2, Stanton 2, Colin Welch, Maurantonio, Schemm. FSK: Luke Van der Meulen 2.

Saves: FSK-10 (Sam Kefauver); C-9 (Chris Yanchoris 7, Adam Zimmerman 2).

Halftime: Century, 6-2.

JV result: Century, 17-0 (Devin Skkenga 5 goals).

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