The Falcons and Bruins sent a combined eight teams to the playoffs between lacrosse, baseball and softball. On Wednesday night, five of those teams earned wins.
South River at Severna Park
The Falcons met expectations as the top-seeded team in the 4A East, Region II, defeating South River 16-2. Kyle Griffith (six goals) and Charlie Evans (three) led the offensive attack for Severna Park. A home game against Broadneck is next on the schedule.
Leonardtown at Broadneck
It took only 90 seconds for the Bruins to score their first two goals — Aiden Doyle scoring both times, with assists by Ryan Della and Davis Fisher — and they had four goals in the first four minutes on their way to a 28-2 win. Doyle finished with six goals and an assist. Fisher created several scoring opportunities for his teammates, totaling six assists and two goals. Kyle Pierce piled on with three goals and an assist. Gregg Bowman and Jackson Shaw also had hat tricks. Della, Sam Kelley, Christian Radovic, Mitch Murray, Josh Baseris, Jake Chambers, Jake Schroll, Tyler Gilbert, Tyler Hicks and Ethan Komlosy all scored.
“We’ve had a lot of games this year where we get up big early and then we let people come back, so we kind of referenced it to a bike ride with your friend,” said Broadneck boys lacrosse head coach Jeff McGuire. “You start to beat your friend and then you turn around to say something to him because you’re beating him, and you lose control of your handlebars. We want to keep our eyes forward and finish the race.”
Broadneck will face off against Severna Park on Friday.
Leonardtown at Severna Park
Coming in as the No. 2 seed in the 4A East, the Severna Park girls lacrosse team notched a decisive win over Leonardtown, 19-0. Senior Hailey Betch led all scorers with four goals. Senior Kaila Stasulli added three goals, and junior Delanie Abere had four assists.
Severna Park will head to Broadneck Friday for the regional semifinals.
South River at Broadneck
Top-seeded Broadneck surrendered an early goal to South River’s Breelyn Geist (who finished with two goals), but the Bruins put on a clinic after that score, winning 18-3. Julia Sokolowski scored six goals with two assists. Alexis Abe had three goals to go with three assists. Lexi Dupcak also had a hat trick. Sam Lavorini and Mary Moore both padded Broadneck’s lead. For the Seahawks, Kara Hunt scored a goal.
“You’re playing South Rivers, Severna Parks, Arundels, Chesapeake, really any school in the county, you have to have so much respect for the other team that you never underestimate anybody,” said Broadneck girls lacrosse head coach Katy Kelley. “We’re not used to being on top necessarily — there are given years where we are — but I tell them our message is one game at a time, play our game, and then you can prepare for the next one.”
A home game against Severna Park awaits on Friday. The Bruins will rely on their communication and strength playing as a team.
“We really just focused on building trust with each other and building those relationships,” defender Makenna Quigley said after the game. “… I expect [Severna Park] is going to be a hard matchup, competitive, and we’re really excited for it.”
Broadneck at Severna Park
After three scoreless innings, the Falcons broke out with two runs in the fourth on their way to a 4-0 win. Michael Bowles pitched a complete game shutout, racking up four strikeouts and only two hits. Josh Merrill had two RBIs, including a solo home run in the sixth inning. Clay Weaver and Evan Stefanovich both had an RBI in the win.
For Broadneck, Sean Murphy got the start and surrendered two runs in four innings before being relieved by Blake Snyder. Nick Stergiou and Anthony Cirrincione each had a hit for Broadneck.
The Falcons are scheduled to host either South River or Leonardtown Friday at 4:15pm.
Severna Park at Leonardtown
Mackenzie Rice and Sally Trent both drove in runs for Severna Park, but it wasn’t enough as they lost to Leonardtown, 8-3.
Broadneck at South River
The 3-10 Bruins had a tough outing against the 9-3 South River Seahawks, who won 14-0.