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Concordia 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 behind-the-back-goal.
"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).