Having watched his team yield a combined nine goals in th fourth quarter of its last two games, Broadneck coach Clay White challenged his seventh-ranked Bruins to play all four quarters in their matchup last night against Severna Park.
White was not disappointed.
The Bruins (14-1) fell behind early but regrouped in time to exploit the Falcons' zone defense and claim a 6-4 victory in the Class 4A-3A, Region IV final at Anne Arundel Community College.
"We were real upset with our mental mistakes on defense against Annapolis and I felt we corrected those tonight," said White, whose team advanced to the region final by defeating Annapolis, 10-9.
The defending state champion Bruins, who defeated the Falcons, 9-5, during the regular season, scored first when sophomore attackman John Lenygel followed up a shot by teammate Dave Frederick with 3:46 left in the first quarter.
Severna Park answered with two unassisted goals by Steve Roop and Mark Frye to take a 2-1 lead into the second quarter.
Broadneck's attack woke up and scored three goals in just over two minutes. Severna Park never got even the rest of the way.
"We had our opportunities to score, but we just couldn't put it in," said Severna Park coach Ed Ulrich.