22 Seconds Left to Lift
Overlea Over Chesapeake 12-11
Chesapeake's Will Daniels
battles with Overlea's Jay Burnett
by Ben Boehl -
Even though Overlea and Chesapeake's boy lacrosse teams came
game with losing records, they both battled down to the wire. The
Falcons came out on top when Jaime Walker scored the winning goal in a
Both teams came into the game without their starting goalies.
goalie was ruled academically ineligible and Chesapeake's
DeMarco was attending a scholarship banquet. Sophomore Michael
Brooks took DeMarco's place as goalie. He had 24 saves.
"He plays very good defense and does what is needed for the
team," said Chesapeake's coach John Baker.
It looked as if Brooks and the Bayhawks were going to have a long
afternoon. Charles Carter scored the first goal for Overlea within the
first minute. After Chesapeake's Will Daniels scored to tie it
Walker scored his first two goals of the game and Terrance Johnson
added a goal to give the Falcons a 4-1 lead.
But Chesapeake would answer with four straight goals. Daniels, Josh
Alderson, Sterling Teel and Joe Figas gave the Bayhawks a 5-4 lead.
"Sterling and Will have been our leading scorers with 43 and 41
(on the season)," Baker stated. "They are
The game became a seesaw match-up as Walker tied the game at five. Both
teams added two more goals a piece to tie the game 7-7, but Daniels
scored a goal before the half to give Chesapeake an 8-7 lead.
In the second half, Overlea's offense came out on fire with
straight goals. Walker scored three of the four goals and Johnson had
assists on two of Walker's goals. Walker had seven goals in the
day. "It was a good start to the second half," Walker said. "Terrance
us take the momentum."
The Bayhawks had trouble scoring on Overlea's Goalie Jay
found themselves trailing 12-9 in the fourth quarter, but Teel scored
two goals, both from long range, to cut the lead to 12-11.
"I figured as long as we passed it around we would get open
take shots," Teel said.
Chesapeake needed one more goal to tie and they got it from Joe Figas
with 2:20 left in the game.
The Bayhawks thought the game was going into overtime, but the one-two
punch of Walker and Johnson struck one last time with a goal in the
final 22 seconds for the win.
Overlea celebrated after the dramatic win.
"It was unbelievable, it is like winning a
He had three goals and five assists. Four of his five assists were on
"This has been going on all season," Johnson said about
have the mentality to find each other for the open shot."