No. 9 Severna Park disposes of Broadneck in battle of Anne Arundel boys lax unbeatens; Maher produces 10 points
With each passing game, questions about Severna Park’s boys lacrosse team ability to replace its offensive firepower from last season are becoming a distance thought. The 9th-ranked Falcons stormed past host and No. 11 Broadneck, 16-7, in an Anne Arundel County contest in Cape St. Claire.
Senior attack Jimmy Maher finished with seven goals and three assists for Severna Park (7-0 overall, 4-0 Anne Arundel), and Michael Harmeyer added four goals. Keegan Houser, Vinny Facciponti and Parker Griffey each tallied twice for Broadneck.
The defending Class 4A state champ Falcons led wire-to-wire, scoring the game’s first four goals en route to its 38th straight victory in Anne Arundel play. The Robinson Road school has won 57 of 58 decisions against state public programs since the start of the 2016 campaign.
Their latest performance was penned by Maher, who had a hat trick by midway through the opening quarter and accounted for Severna Park’s first four tallies (assisted on Cameron Bear goal). The Falcons had a 9-1 advantage after Maher’s sixth goal of the half.
The Bruins (5-1, 3-1 Anne Arundel), who last defeated Severna Park in 2015, ran off four tallies in a 2-minute window between late in the first half and early second half, capped with Griffey’s goal to close to 9-5. Maher’s 7th tally sparked a 4-goal run, leaving the Falcons with a commanding 8-goal advantage late in the third.
Junior midfielder Connor Panebianco posted two goals and three assists for Severna Park, and Bear added a goal and three assists.
No. 9 Severna Park 16, No. 11 Broadneck 7
Goals: Severna Park – Maher 7, Harmeyer 4, Panebianco 2, Griffith, Hansen, Bear; Broadneck – Houser 2, Griffey 2, Facciponti, Pierce
Assists: Severna Park – Harmeyer 4, Maher 3, Panebianco 3, Bear 3, Griffith; Broadneck – Houser
Saves: Severna Park – Carr 8; Broadneck – McGrady 7
Severna Park 6 3 4 3 – 16
Broadneck 1 3 2 1 – 7
Pictured above: Severna Park boys lacrosse coach Dave Earl draws up a play during Friday’s match against Broadneck. The No. 9 Falcons remained undefeated with a 16-7 rout of the 11th-ranked Bruins in Anne Arundel County.