His right thigh was bruised, his left ankle nicked and bleeding. But Dulaney's Steve Toutsis took pride in his "battle scars."
"We beat two undefeated teams this week -- Eastern Tech on Tuesday, and Patapsco [yesterday], and we're 8-0," said the senior striker, who scored the first goal in yesterday's 2-1 Baltimore County League Division I win over the eighth-ranked Patriots.
"It was a tough game. Physical," said Toutsis. "I'm going home, take a hot bath and soak for a while."
The Lions (8-0, 4-0), whom coach Steve Shaw has given the day off from practice today, have every right to soak up the glory of a big win.
Yesterday's game featured five yellow cards and one red card for a second-half ejection of Patapsco keeper Eric Lloyd (eight saves). The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder was tossed after leveling striker Jonathan Newton with a forearm to the chest.
That set up Mike Heock's penalty kick for a 2-0 lead, Hoeck's second game-winning goal of the week.
The Patriots (6-1-1, 4-1-1) turned up the pressure in Lloyd's absence, sparked by two brilliant saves from Lloyd's replacement, sweeper Steve Augustyniak (five saves). Their penetration resulted in six corner kicks and Rob Wood's goal off a pass from Joe Pugh.
"They're a hard-nosed team, just like Eastern Tech, but we showed depth against two undefeated teams," said Shaw, whose keeper, Mike Hoesch, had eight saves.
Patriots players complained of a "no-call" with about three minutes to play when Scott Cornell went down in the box before he could get a foot on a pass from Brian Albrecht.
"When Scott went to kick the ball, the guy took his legs out from behind," said Albrecht. "But the loss is our fault. We can't blame the refs. Dulaney played great."
Patapsco next faces Division II Kenwood (6-0-5), whose keeper, Chris O'Leary, has seven shutouts. O'Leary has allowed four goals, and not more than one goal in any game.
Pub Date: 10/08/99