Ten Robinson boys' lacrosse players were suspended from one to four games yesterday for their roles in a fight that caused a premature end to the Rams' 9-5 home loss to Lake Braddock on Tuesday night, Robinson Athletic Director Mike McGurk said.
Robinson's practice yesterday was canceled, and McGurk said a penalty for first-year coach Dave Baggetta had yet to be determined. Baggetta could not be reached to comment.
The incident occurred with a little more than five minutes to play and Lake Braddock on its way to its first win over Robinson in 15 years. According to Lake Braddock Coach Steve Price, who reviewed a tape of the game with his assistants and Athletic Director Mark Martino, it began after a Lake Braddock attackman checked the Robinson goalkeeper's stick. Because the goalie was in the crease, the Lake Braddock player's check was ruled illegal. But, Price said, just as a referee called the infraction, Robinson's goalie tackled the Lake Braddock player, and a fight ensued.
According to Price, other Robinson players joined the fight, some ran onto the field, and at one point, "There were eight or nine Robinson players on top of" the Lake Braddock attackman. No Lake Braddock players left the team's bench or joined the melee, he said.
According to McGurk, one-game suspensions are mandatory for leaving the bench, and two-game suspensions are mandatory for fighting, but he added to some of the suspensions "to serve notice to the rest of our student-athletes."
The Lake Braddock attackman was suspended for one game for fighting back, but he was the only Bruins player disciplined.
Herndon Star Commits
Herndon All-Met Scottie Reynolds yesterday committed to play basketball for Oklahoma. Reynolds, a 6-foot junior guard, averaged nearly 33 points this past season, breaking the school scoring record three times. . . .
Former Potomac (Va.) All-Met Jason Flagler signed yesterday to play basketball at South Carolina State. The 6-foot-4 forward played this past season at Hargrave Military Academy.
-- Jake Schaller, Tarik El-Bashir and Preston Williams