From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—Freshman Andrew Gilpin (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) scored his second goal of the night with 4.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the Harford men’s lacrosse game against Delaware Tech-Terry to overtime on Thursday night at Harford Stadium. Sophomore Chad Palmer (Fallston, Md./Fallston) would notch the game-winning goal during the second overtime period to give the Fighting Owls (2-1) the 12-11 victory over the Hawks (1-1).
Palmer had a career night for the Owls, tallying eight points with seven goals and one assist, including three unassisted goals, while Scott Brozey led the Hawks with four goals.
Both teams played an aggressive game from the start, with the first of 20 penalties being called just three seconds into the first period. The Hawks didn’t let the Owls capitalize on the extra man opportunity, however, as Nate Gorski tallied a man-down goal for Del Tech just 17 seconds into the game.
Neither team held much of an advantage on extra-man opportunities for the whole night, with Del Tech converting on three of nine chances and Harford on just three of 10.
The teams would battle back and forth for most of the first half with Harford notching its first goal at the 4:20 mark by Gilpin off a feed from Palmer. Gorski would score his second goal of the night at the 7:51 mark, before Palmer added his first goal off a pass from freshman Jake Crenshaw (Hamilton, Md./North Harford). Brozey would answer with his first tally of the night less than 30 seconds later, however, and a man-up goal from Zecharaiah Rodgers would give the Hawks a 4-2 lead going into the second.
Freshman Joe Rosenklde (Monkton, Md./North Harford) wasted no time in the second quarter as he scored just 45 seconds after the start. After Crenshaw incurred a two-minute penalty at the 3:30 mark, Palmer would tally his second, this time a man-down affair off a feed from sophomore Russell Harrell (Joppatowne, Md./Joppatowne) to knot the score at four at the 4:15 mark.
Unfortunately for Harford, the Hawks capitalized on their second man-up opportunity as Rodgers scored at the 5:07 mark to give Del Tech a 6-4 lead.
Nearly five minutes passed before Palmer took control, scoring twice within 33 seconds to give the Owls a 6-5 lead going into the half, first unassisted and then off a pass by Gilpin.
The third period saw the Hawks quick off the draw as Tyler Fry scored just 31 seconds into the quarter to tie things up off a pass from Brynn Weidenmann. Weidenmann added his own goal, with an assist by Gorski, at the 3:27 mark and the Hawks took back the lead, 7-6.
The Owls would convert on their first extra man opportunity at the 6:46 mark as Rosenklde notched an unassisted tally and Palmer would add his fifth goal of the night at the 7:36 mark, also unassisted, to give Harford the 8-7 lead before Brozey tied things up with his second goal of the night at the 11:29 mark.
Caleb Smith-Shuman was the first player on the board in the fourth quarter with an unassisted goal at the 3:44 mark to give the Hawks control of the lead, but freshman Miles Dance (Edgewood, Md./Joppatowne) recorded a man-up goal off Gilpin’s pass three minutes later to tie the score at nine.
Brozey would add his final two scores of the game within 31 seconds of each other (one man-up) to give the Hawks an 11-9 lead with less than seven minutes to play.
Palmer added his sixth goal with less than three minutes remaining to put the Owls within one goal of the Hawks.
Harford squandered its first extra man opportunity, managing just two shots during a one minute non-releaseable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by Zach Williams, but capitalized on its second.
Just eighteen seconds after Williams’ penalty was released, Matt Tull incurred a one minute slashing penalty to give the Owls an extra man opportunity at the 14:04 mark.
This time Harford managed three shots before Rosenklde corralled a ground ball just behind the net and quickly flipped the ball to Gilpin who fired a rocket from the top of the box into the upper right corner, scoring with just 4.2 seconds remaining in the period to tie everything at 11 and force the overtime period.
The first overtime saw both teams combine for just four total shots, including an extra man opportunity for Del Tech, but the second OT period just needed one shot from the Owls to clinch the overtime thriller.
Sophomore Scott Keesey’s (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) illegal substitution penalty carried into the second OT, with 11 seconds left on the penalty clock, which saw the Hawks awarded possession to start the period. They quickly turned the ball over and a successful clear attempt set up the Harford attack where Palmer tallied the game-winner and his seventh goal of the night as he swung tight around the left side of the goal before dumping the ball just over the left shoulder of the Hawks goalkeeper to give Harford the 12-11 victory.
The Owls dominated the faceoff circle on the night, as Harrell and freshman BJ Bello (Edgewood, Md./Edgewood) split time to give Harford 17 wins in 26 attempts. Harford also held a 64-37 advantage in shots over Del Tech, but Hawk goalkeeper Mike McGuigan tallied 19 saves to freshman Bryan Burrill’s (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) 10. Del Tech also won the ground ball battle, totaling 56 to Harford’s 49, while the teams were just about even on turnovers, Harford holding a slight edge with 27 to the Hawks’ 29.
The Fighting Owls return to action on Saturday when they host Williamson Free Trade for a 2:00 p.m. game at Harford Stadium.
Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook For Lacrosse
Del Tech-Terry vs Harford (Mar 05, 2009 at Bel Air, Md.)
Del Tech-Terry (1-1) vs. Harford (2-1)
Date: Mar 05, 2009 Location: Bel Air, Md. Stadium: Harford Stadium
Attendance:62 Start time:7:00 pm End time:9:30 Total time:2:30
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 OT O2 Tot
Del Tech-Terry…… 4 1 3 3 0 0 – 11
Harford…………. 2 4 2 3 0 1 – 12
Del Tech-Terry SCORING: GOALS: Brozey, Scott 4; Gorski, Nate 2;
Rodgers, Zechariah 2; Fry, Tyler 1; Weidenmann, Brynn 1; Smith-Shuman,
ASSISTS: Fry, Tyler 1; Gorski, Nate 1; Weidenmann, Brynn 1.
Harford SCORING: GOALS: Palmer, Chad 7; Gilpin, Andrew 2; Rosenklde,
Joe 2; Dance, Miles 1.
ASSISTS: Gilpin, Andrew 2; Crenshaw, Jake 1; Harrell, Russell 1;
Kenny, Branden 1; Palmer, Chad 1; Rosenklde, Joe 1.
Del Tech-Terry GROUND BALLS: McGuigan, Mike 9; Brozey, Scott 7;
Gorski, Nate 7; Rodgers, Zechariah 6; Dinkeloo, Arie 4; Keys, Will 3;
Tull, Matt 3; Williams, Zach 3; Dalton, Brad 2; Fry, Tyler 2; Heckman,
Eddie 2; Schaeffer, Brock 2; Weidenmann, Brynn 2; Conner, Brandon 1;
Kunch, David 1; Price, Evan 1; Smith-Shuman, Caleb 1.
Harford GROUND BALLS: Rosenklde, Joe 7; Gilpin, Andrew 6; Harrell,
Russell 6; Palmer, Chad 4; Turner, Luke 4; Bello, BJ 3; Burrill, Brian
3; Crenshaw, Jake 3; Fike, Chad 3; Taylor, Steve 3; Dance, Miles 2;
Noland, Eddie 2; Hanzelka, Craig 1; Keesey, Scott 1; Stevenson, Brent
Del Tech-Terry TURNOVERS CAUSED: Dalton, Brad 3; Heckman, Eddie 2; —
1; Fry, Tyler 1; Gorski, Nate 1; Keys, Will 1; Tull, Matt 1.
Harford TURNOVERS CAUSED: Fike, Chad 2; Dance, Miles 1; Gilpin, Andrew
1; Harrell, Russell 1; Keesey, Scott 1; Palmer, Chad 1; Rosenklde, Joe
1; Turner, Luke 1.
SHOTS – Del Tech-Terry 37; Harford 64.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Del Tech-Terry 21; Harford 31.
PENALTIES – Del Tech-Terry 10/8:30; Harford 10/7:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – Del Tech-Terry 3-9; Harford 3-10.
TURNOVERS – Del Tech-Terry 29; Harford 27.
FACEOFFS – Del Tech-Terry 9-26; Harford 17-26.
CLEARS – Del Tech-Terry 17-21; Harford 12-18.
GOALIES – DTCC: McGuigan, Mike 1-1 (68:00 minutes, 31 shots-19 saves,
12 GA); HCC: Burrill, Brian 2-1 (68:00, 21-10, 11).
Start time: 7:00 pm Finish time: 9:30 Length of game: 2:30
Officials: Stewart Martinez; Joe Cieslak; Jeffery Andrews.