@BoysLatinLax opens the A-conference season with 16–11 victory over @Severn_lacrosse

@BoysLatinLax opens the A-conference season with 16–11 victory over @Severn_lacrosse

Brendan Grimes

Boys’ Latin capitalized on extra man advantage opportunities to defeat Severn on Tuesday at home 16–11.

The Admirals took a 7–6 lead in the third quarter. Things seemed to be clicking for the Annapolis high school. But then Lakers attackman Luke Shilling had the ball and went straight to the cage and scored to tie the game. But a Severn defenseman delivered a vicious hit on Shilling after the goal and Severn was called for an illegal hit, a 2- minute unreleasable penalty.

Up until this point BL was struggling to stop the Admirals offense. But the Lakers weren’t going to allow their leading goal scorer get treated the way he did and rallied around him by scoring 6 unanswered goals.

Boys’ Latin took advantage by scoring five goals in a span of 1:28. Including four extra man opportunity goals Freshman Brendan Grimes ripped in three, Brandon Crouse,

“It was a really big hit and it was dirty so we came back on that,” said Grimes who finished the day with five goals. “We buried them.”

After the game, Severn coach Jamie McNealey even admitted the hit on Shilling was the turning point. But the Admirals didn’t give up as Severn would chip away at the Boys’ Latin lead.

But the Lakers sealed their A-conference season opener with a W.

Boys’ Latin led Severn at halftime, 6–4.

Severn tied the game on Ben Bedards third goal in the second quarter at 3–3. Then Ey gave Boys’ Latin the one-goal lead. Followed by a dazzling couple goals by junior long pole Michael Ubriaco who put the Lakers up by three-goals, the goal that made it 6–3, Ubriaco picked up the loose ball off the faceoff and went right to the cage and ripped it in for the score.

Boys’ Latin hadn’t played a game since last Tuesday (lost to St. Anthony’s N.Y. 12–9) and Shilling said the week of preparation had the Lakers clicking on a cylinders. “I know each and every one of my brothers have my back. It got me pumped up and it got them pumped up. We knew this was a big game and we came in ready to go.”

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