Spald­ing boys beat No. 9 Loy­ola in soc­cer, 3-1

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Brian Bur­den

Hav­ing a full ros­ter can make a dif­fer­ence in the out­come of any soc­cer game. Get­ting onto the board in the game’s first minute never hurts, ei­ther.

An­dre Teno­rio scored off a cross from Zach Roberts just 49 sec­onds into Arch­bishop Spald­ing’s game against vis­it­ing No. 9 Loy­ola Blake­field on Mon­day. That set the tone and served as a pref­ace for what might have been the Cava­liers’ most com­plete per­for­mance of the sea­son as they de­feated the Dons, 3-1.

“We have been very un­for­tu­nate with in­juries and red cards this sea­son, so we have only had a full com­ple­ment of play­ers for two games, and those are the two we have won,” Arch­bishop Spald­ing coach Rich Moller said.

Loy­ola (3-5, 3-4 Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence) had the kick­off, but Roberts, his twin brother, Peter, and Teno­rio pres­sured the back pass and served im­me­di­ate no­tice that it was go­ing to be a close game. Peter Roberts sprang Zach Roberts down the right side­line, and Zach Roberts sent a long cross to the back post that found Teno­rio’s, who scored on a header for the early ad­van­tage.

“That changed the game,” Loy­ola coach Lee Tsanchret said. “We wanted to come out and dic­tate the game and, one minute in, we are be­hind. Un­for­tu­nately, we kind of stayed in that stu­por through­out. We did not play the game we nor­mally play, and they pun­ished us for it.”

Zach Roberts ex­tended the lead to 2-0 with 13:44 left in the half. A cor­ner kick bounced around in the box and found Peter Roberts, who fed his brother for the score.

Zach Roberts was a con­sis­tent threat to score and push the back line, and a con­stant ir­ri­tant to the Loy­ola de­fense. Moller, in his first year at Arch­bishop Spald­ing (2-8, 1-6), moved Zach Roberts up from de­fense, and the re­sults have been solid.

“He is ev­ery­thing you could ask for,” Moller said. “He works hard, takes on play­ers, and he has the abil­ity and vo­cal lead­er­ship, too. We could not put the ball away in some other games, but Zach had good po­si­tion­ing and a good shot through­out.”

De­spite con­trol­ling play for much of the first half, the Cava­liers sur­ren­dered a goal with nine sec­onds left. A de­flected cross sent in by John Peter­son found an open Luke Briggs on the back side for a goal that low­ered the deficit head­ing into the half.

“The goal was frustrating, but we were fi­nally able to take the lead early and that put us ahead and we brought that con­fi­dence into the sec­ond half,” Arch­bishop Spald­ing’s Jack Longer­gan said.

Corbin Martin scored on a free kick from Luke Bern­lohr with four min­utes re­main­ing for a 3-1 lead.

Field hockey

PAT­TER­SON MILL 3, PERRYVILLE 1: The Huskies (2-6, 2-1) won their sec­ond

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