Scores Five Goals in a 15-6 Victory
Mark Concordia (1)
of Mount Carmel scored
five goals as
Mount Carmel had too much offense for Chesapeake
in a 15-6 win.
by Ben Boehl -
The spring season kicked off Wednesday as the Mount Carmel Cougars
visited the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Boys Lacrosse. Mount Carmel's
one-two punch of Mark Concordia and Robbie Miller was too much for
Chesapeake as the Cougars won 15-6. Mount Carmel jumped out to an 8-0
score as Mark Concordia scored the first two goals of the game.
Concordia scored five goals on the day, including a
"I don't know what I was thinking,"� Concordia said after the game. "I
just closed my eyes and was able to score."
His teammate Miller scored four goals. Chesapeake fell behind 15-3, but
scored the last three goals of the game. The Bayhawks were led by
Willie Daniel's three goals, but Mount Caramel had too much offense.
"Our coach helped prepare us,"� Concordia said.
Kenwood Lacrosse Preview
The 2006 Boys Lacrosse Team entered last season returning seven
starters from a squad that knocked off the number #1 seed in the
Regional Playoffs on their way to a berth in the State Quarterfinals.
The high expectations of last season took a major hit after Kenwood's
top midfielder Doug Loftus (McDaniel College) tore his ACL and leading
scorer Derek Cross dislocated his shoulder. The 2006 team
finished a disappointing 5-10, but the undermanned team showed a great
deal of heart defeating rival Parkville 7-6, and losing three other
games by one goal.
The 2007 version of Kenwood Lacrosse is young and
athletic. With 22 underclassmen on a squad of 28 players they
have the tools to return to the form of the 2005 Regional Finalist
Team. However, the inexperienced team will have to mature quickly
against a very tough Baltimore County Division I schedule that includes
some of the top teams in the State. The strength of the team is
the close defense. Junior Gerron David is a three-year starter,
and So. Josh Martin is a two-year starter. David and Martin are
big, physical and mobile long poles. Junior Goalie Mike Porter
will be between the pipes. He is a two-year Junior Varsity
starter who has to fill the shoes of All-Baltimore County Goalie Tony
Kikola. Porter has been impressive in pre-season practices. The
midfield will be lead by Junior Hector Montoya, Junior Anthony Crizer,
Junior, Gary Welch, Freshman, Kyle Jaski and Senior Jason
Castillo. This unit is very tough and scrappy. The attack has the
biggest challenge as they try to replace high scorers Cross and Chris
Jankiewicz from last year. Junior Matt Dybala and So. Tyler
Hillenburg have shown promise in the pre-season practices.
The Boys Lacrosse Team will be lead by Head Coach
Tony Ruocco (8th season, 78-31 career record), Assistant Coach Phil
Rossetti (Mt. St. Mary's College '01) and Assistant Coach Nick Ruocco
(Hofstra University '99).