No matter the opponent, Walbrook's Jamar Peete never expects his team to lose.
The Warriors midfielder has good reason. Walbrook is two-time defending Baltimore City Division A boys lacrosse champion and has lost just three games the past two seasons.
"I expect to outscore everybody, because we're a great team and we work hard," Peete said. "There's a lot of teams out there coming to get us, trying to take our title, and we're practicing perfect to make sure it doesn't happen." "
Yesterday the Warriors had no problem outscoring host Mervo on their way to a 15-4 victory.
"I was a little shocked," coach Ray Harcum said of the lopsided win. "There's been a lot of intense games and we're just trying to continue off where we ended last year." "
Peete had six goals and three assists. George Johnson had three goals and five assists and Gerald Holt added four goals and an assist.
Part of the reason Walbrook (7-1, 7-1) won with such ease was Mervo's personnel. The Mustangs (5-3, 5-2) were missing starting midfielders David Thomas (ankle) and Nick Eludire (finger) to injury. Top offensive midfielder Chris Hardy was also sidelined due to disciplinary reasons.
Peete didn't waste any time, scoring the game's first two goals in a minute and 30 seconds. Holt scored two more that quarter for a 4-2 firstname.lastname@example.org
No. 11 Centennial 1, No. 14 Atholton 0 -- Junior pitcher Meg Tucker struck out nine and allowed two hits and the host Eagles (12-2) scratched across a run in the bottom of the fourth to get the Howard County win. Senior second baseman Jessica Grimshaw led off the fourth with a single down the third-base line and scored the game's only run when catcher Ali Sallitt's sharp single to left got past the the Raiders' outfield for an unearned run. The Raiders (8-5) put two runners on in the fifth, but Tucker worked her way out of the jam with the help of a fine defensive play from third baseman Jessica Graeff, who made an over-the-shoulder catch of a pop in foul territory. Atholton freshman pitcher Haylie Goheen allowed two hits and struck out 13 Eagles in taking the loss.
No. 2 Chesapeake-AA 9, Glen Burnie 1 -- Right-hander Lauren Gibson (8-1) struck out 10 and gave up one walk, one run and one hit as the host Cougars (13-1) beat the Gophers (6-6).
No. 8 Franklin 6, Eastern Tech 0 -- Right-hander Jordan Eades struck out 16 in her latest no-hitter as the visiting Indians (13-0) shut out the Mavericks.
No. 4 Severn 10, No. 11 Bryn Mawr 7 -- Alex Priddy scored three goals to lead the Admirals past the Mawrtians (7-6).
No. 2 Spalding 6, Gilman 3 -- Eddie Palmer went two-for-three with an RBI and a triple to lead the visiting Cavaliers (20-5) past the Greyhounds.
No. 11 Chesapeake-AA Glen Burnie 0 -- Right-hander Jeremy VerHoef (4-2) struck out five and gave up three hits as the host Cougars (9-4-1) shut out the Gophers (3-12).
Sun reporters contributed to this article.