Tag: Boys Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse Falls to Glenelg On Senior Night

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Rasa Welsh

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team faced Glenelg High School for their senior night on Wednesday, May 2. The team saw ten seniors play in their last home game: Jack Schlossberg, Francis Kim, Dillon Glyder, Thomas Thurmond, Michael Pellegrini, Jeremy Wilson, Zach Trimper, Brandon Shipe, Taran Thielemann, and Dylan Toth will be sorely missed by teammates and coaches.

Glenelg started off the game with a strong presence having four unanswered goals. The Eagles were struggling to get a rhythm going on offense, but junior Charlie Hockersmith, scored a quick goal that was the Eagles first of the game.

Hockersmith immediately scored his second goal with a quick pick up off the draw. The score was 4-2 with the Eagles still hopeful of a comeback. Glenelg began to pull away scoring goal after goal and the Eagles had no answer.

By fourth quarter the game had seemingly slipped away from the Eagles with the Gladiators ahead by a wide margin. Hockersmith delivered once again for the Eagles, scoring back to back goals, topping off his hat trick for the night. Hockersmith played an integral part in keeping the Eagles in the game.

Junior Peter Krawczyk scored two goals and Senior Jeremy Wilson scored one goal in the final minutes of the game. The Eagles came close to beating the Gladiators, but fell short losing 10-7.

The team takes on Howard High School for their final game on Friday, May 4.

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Boys Lacrosse Dominate Rival Hebron Under Friday Night Lights

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Sydney Beck

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team took on long-time rival Mt. Hebron High School on Friday, April 27. The Eagles won 10-3, dominating the whole game on offense and defense.

The game started off with a quick goal from sophomore Connor Carpenter. From there, the Eagles took off, scoring one goal after another. Hebron answered with three goals of their own, however, the deficit proved to be insurmountable.

Senior goalie Jack Schlossberg had an impressive run in the goal saving the majority of shots on goal. Captain Jeremy Wilson was a key player on offense who kept the ball in the Eagles’ possession through the game.

The Eagles’ defense stepped up by playing an aggressive defense that kept the Vikings from getting opportunities to take many shots on goal.

The Eagles take on Fallston High School at home on Monday, April 30.

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Eagles Boys’ Lacrosse Falls Short to the Mustangs

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday night, Centennial Boys Varsity lacrosse suffered their first county loss(4-1) against a very talented Marriotts Ridge team (2-2 county, 8-2 overall) by a score of 8-7. The Eagles fought hard to tie up the game 7-7 in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but Marriotts Ridge scored with 24.5 seconds left to win the game.

The first quarter went well for Centennial. Jack Schlossberg made great saves in the first few minutes of the game and sophomore Ty Sams, who was assisted by senior Jeremy Wilson, opened up the scoring with 5:15 left in the first quarter. A costly turnover at midfield though led to a Mustangs goal to tie up the game 1-1. With 1:04 remaining, Jeremy Wilson scored unassisted to put the Eagles up 2-1 at the end of the first quarter.

Both teams played solid defense in the second quarter, but Charlie Hockersmith created some space and buried a shot into the net giving Centennial a 3-1 lead. In the final minutes of the quarter, Centennial could not capitalize on a man up advantage. However, with 16.6 second left Marriotts Ridge was able to make the score 3-2 going into half.

In the third quarter, Centennial’s defense began to falter and allowed Marriotts Ridge to score three unanswered goals to put the Mustangs up 5-3 at the end of three.

To start the fourth, Marriotts Ridge won the faceoff and scored a goal two minutes in. Another costly turnover by Centennial leads to another goal for the Mustangs. Marriotts Ridge went on a 5-0 scoring run and had blown open the lead to 7-3.

However, the Eagles came storming back with their own 4-0 run. With 6:51 left in the game, the momentum flipped when the scoring drought ended after a goal by senior Thomas Thurmond assisted by Jeremy Wilson. Just a minute later, a Centennial goal by junior Peter Krawczyk narrowed the lead to 7-5.

Centennial amped up their defensive pressure and made big stops giving their team a chance to continue to chip away at the Marriotts Ridge lead. Jeremy Wilson scored with 2:16 left to make it 7-6. Marriotts Ridge won the faceoff, but a clutch defensive stop would lead to a game-tying goal by Thomas Thurmond assisted by Jeremy Wilson.

In a crucial faceoff to get a chance for a final shot, Centennial could not come up big. The defense for the Eagles had been spectacular this quarter, but a well-executed possession for Marriotts Ridge would put them up 8-7 with 24.5 seconds remaining in the game.

The Eagles had one last opportunity for a shot on goal with eight seconds remaining. Unfortunately, the shot would go wide of the net and the Eagles would suffer their first county loss.

Before going into the game, Centennial Boys Varsity was tied for first place in the county with Glenelg. After the loss on Friday night, Centennial would fall to second place, putting them overall at 7-2.

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Centennial Boys Lacrosse Ready to Conquer This Season

Words and photos: Sydney Beck

After a sluggish start to the 2016-2017 season, Centennial boys lacrosse pushed passed their losses against top-ranked Marriotts Ridge and Glenelg, ending the season with an 11 game winning streak. Unfortunately, all winning streaks have to come to an end. Last season, Centennial met its demise in the second round of playoffs against Glenelg with a final score of 7-3. Boys varsity lacrosse finished their season first in the county with nine wins and three losses.

Despite the departure of last year seniors, senior Francis Kim is optimistic about what this year’s team has to offer and finds that the team is physically stronger.

“It was hard to see our seniors leave after such an early playoff loss, but we were definitely happy with how the regular season went. As a team, we had great chemistry, and gelled at a great time of the season,” Kim said. “I really can’t think of any improvements, other than an extreme amount of weight lifting. We just got unlucky [last season] with the absence of our head coach the day of the playoff game.”

Senior Jeremy Wilson, who was the leading scorer of the 2016-2017 season, received high praise from fellow senior teammate, Thomas Thurmond.

“Jeremy Wilson is a player to watch as he is on the brink of a points record,” he stated.

Wilson, who ended his junior season with an outstanding 82 goals, only needs two more goals to wipe out the existing goals record at Centennial High School. In addition to potentially becoming the highest goal scorer in Centennial history, Wilson only needs eight assists to tally the most assists by any Eagle the school has ever seen.

According to Thurmond, the Eagles have been preparing for the up and coming season in many ways, hoping to bounce back after last years loss in the playoffs.

“We have been preparing for run tests this year as there are stricter requirements, as we try to be a more conditioned team,” he said.

Senior goalie Jack Schlossberg believes that the team will excel in all physical aspects of lacrosse this upcoming season, due to all of the hard work put in by each player.

“We’re really expecting a major comeback. We all lift regularly and will surely be ripping net all season,” Schlossberg stated.

The 2018 season will definitely be one for books, as the Eagles are ready to make their mark on Centennial history.

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Centennial Boys’ Lacrosse Falls to Hebron

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

The Centennial Eagles Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team faced their rivals, the Hebron Vikings, on Friday, April 24. The Eagles came up short and lost the game 9-3.

Freshman Jeremy Wilson scored the first two goals, while senior Justin Rottman scored the final goal for Centennial. Junior goalie Jason Simpson, had four great saves within a minute and Corey Grable, a senior, showed his stick skills by beating the Hebron midfield multiple times throughout the game.

At half time, six Centennial alumni were honored for their athletic achievements. One of the six honored was Centennial’s hero Zach Lederer. After all six were announced and celebrated, the alumni and the fans honored Zach by “Zaching”.

The Boys’ next game is Tuesday, April 28, at home against Hammond.

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Centennial Boys’ Lacrosse Defeats Oakland Mills

Words: Sabrina Han

On Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30, the Eagles boys’ varsity lacrosse team hosted the Oakland Mills Scorpions in a much anticipated match, and defeated the Scorpions 7-1.

The Eagles started the game off with a bang, winning the first faceoff and gaining the lead early with a goal from freshman Jeremy Wilson. Centennial remained strong throughout the entire quarter, with contributions from Sam Clay, who scored twice in the first, and Mike Moore, who scored once. The first quarter was successful for the Eagles, pushing their lead to 4-0 by the end of the first quarter.

Although the Eagles did not score in the second quarter, they were able to hold a comfortable 4-1 lead into halftime.

Centennial came out firing for the second half of the game, with two quick goals from Mike Moore and Dean Fochios to push their lead to 6-1.

In the fourth quarter, Mike Moore scored for the third time in the game, resulting in a hat trick. Goalie Jason Simpson let in only one goal throughout the entire game, and Centennial fought to a convincing 7-1 victory over Oakland Mills.

The Eagles’ next game will be Thursday at 5:30 at River Hill.

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Eagles Fall to Glenelg in Third Round of Lacrosse Play-offs

Words: Giana Han

On May 12, the Eagles started the third round in the lacrosse play offs against Glenelg.

In the first game of the season, Centennial had beaten Glenelg in a huge upset, ending the Gladiators win streak that had lasted years.  Both teams had something to prove this game, but after the first two periods, it looked like Glenelg wanted the win more.

The Eagles won the first face off when Quinn Western picked up the ball and ran it down the field.  After 1:10 had elapsed, John Kolp found Sam Clay who put the ball in the net for the first goal of the game.  From there, the game unraveled as the Gladiators scored three successive goals in the first period, and then another two in the second.

Shortly into the third period, lightning lit the sky, delaying the game half an hour, but the lightning storm continued and they rescheduled the game for the next day.

The Eagles and the Gladiators stepped onto the field one day later to play the last two periods of the game with the score starting with Glenelg up 5-1.

Over the course of the third period, the Gladiators not only scored four more goals, but held the Eagles to their score of one, sending the game into the fourth with Glenelg ahead  9-1.

The gap looked insurmountable, but the Eagles were determined to make a game out of it. 1:25 into the fourth period, Andrew Gavlin scored the Eagle’s first goal of the day and second goal of the game. One minute, eleven seconds later Dean Fochios, assisted by Gavlin, scored a third goal, tripling the Eagles’ score in less than three minutes.

The Eagles dominated the field for the next few minutes, keeping the ball in their possession for the majority of the time, although their shots kept going wide.  With 4:22 left, Western scored a goal, and then Gavlin scored his second.  The Eagles had cut Glenelg’s lead in half in less than a quarter.

Western then went on to score two more goals (three for the game), bringing the score to 9-7 with about a minute left.  The win did not seem so out of reach, but Glenelg’s goalie was able to stop the rest of the Eagles’ shots before they turned it over, and the Gladiators were able to run down the clock while still maintaining their two point lead.

This was the last game for the Eagles, but they made an impressive showing in the fourth quarter.  From here, seniors Chase Conley, Gavlin, John Kolp, and Western will be moving on to play lacrosse in college next year.  The rest of the team will be waiting for the next season to come around next spring.

The Boys’ Lacrosse Team Big Win Against Oakland Mills

Words: Giana Han

Preserving their undefeated status, the Centennial boys’ lacrosse team beat Oakland Mills on Friday, March 28, 11-4.

The Eagles grabbed the lead in the first quarter, and held on to it for the rest of the game.  Seniors Andrew Gavlin and Quinn Western scored the first two goals of the game, and sophomore Michael Moore quickly followed up with one of his own. The first quarter ended with the Eagles up 3-0.

The Eagles started out the second quarter strong, as well. Western checked the ball out of a defender’s stick, did a split dodge, and beat four defenders for a goal, putting the Eagles up 4-0.

Oakland Mills’ number 13 quickly followed up with his own goal, bringing his team within three.  However, Centennial dominated the game, and got off many more shots.  In the middle of the second, the Eagles had 11 chances compared to the Scorpions’ 5 chances.

Western put one more ball in the goal, and Oakland Mills came back with one of their own.  The clock ran down, and Centennial went into halftime up 5-2.

Coming out of the break, Gavlin increased the lead to four with a lay-up shot, making the score 6-2.

Then, Moore stepped back onto the scene with a nice goal, which he followed up with four more goals, for a total of six goals in the game.

“The highlight of the game was every single one of Mike’s goals,” said Western. “They were incredible and impeccable.”

By holding Oakland Mills to just four goals and winning over half of the face offs, Centennial was able to dominate the game with a resounding final score of 11-4.

“We just tried to follow our game plan and dictate the tempo,” stated Gavlin.

The Eagles are now 3-0, having beat Glenelg, Long Reach and Oakland Mills.  Next week they will play in a big game against Howard.

“It feels good to have a solid start,” said Western. “We’re 3-0, undefeated, but we have to keep pushing.”