Sib­lings help North Point boys lacrosse win over McDonough

Younger John­son keys Ea­gles with three sec­ond­half goals in win over Rams

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AJ MA­SON aj­ma­son@somd­news.com

For the North Point boys lacrosse team it was a fam­ily af­fair on Wed­nes­day evening as it took on host McDonough in a South­ern Mary­land Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Po­tomac Divi­sion con­test.

Ju­nior at­tack Bran­don John­son de­liv­ered with three of North Point’s four sec­ond-half goals en route to the 8-4 vic­tory over the Rams.

“All three of my goals were man-up and I felt like the whole team con­trib­uted,” John­son said.

While John­son was the of­fen­sive jug­ger­naut, his older brother and se­nior goalie Shane John­son was a force on the de­fen­sive end, sav­ing a game-high 25 shots on the day.

“It is nice to have a brother do­ing his thing on the of­fen­sive end and I’m on the de­fen­sive end,” said the older John­son. “It’s al­ways fun when we are on the field to­gether and we do our part. To­day, my saves helped the morale of the team and lifted us all up to fin­ish the sec­ond half strong. When I get a saves it just mo­ti­vates some­one to get ground­balls.”

Two of three triplets, juniors Dy­lan (2 goals) and Con­nor Staud­myer com­bined to score three first-half goals, while Ti­mothy Staud­myer also played pro­duc­tive min­utes at the at­tack po­si­tion.

It was the sec­ond straight win for North Point (3-5, 3-0 Po­tomac), which has all of its

STAFF PHOTO BY AJ MA­SON

North Point ju­nior at­tack Bran­don John­son, left, is con­grat­u­lated by ju­nior team­mate Dy­lan Staud­myer af­ter scor­ing the sec­ond of his three goals in Wed­nes­day’s 8-4 win over McDonough in the SMAC Po­tomac Divi­sion lacrosse con­test.

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