Annapolis senior attack L.C. Moerschel has made several diving shots all season, but none have gone in until yesterday's 15-5 win against visiting Arundel (4-4) in a boys lacrosse match. With 59 seconds left in the first half, Moerschel scored with a flick of the wrist as he fell to the ground, giving the Panthers a 7-3 halftime lead. He and senior Brian Vetter each finished with four goals for Annapolis (5-1).
"I split the guy and as soon as I was going to run past him, he drove into my legs," said Moerschel. "It was natural instinct to swing at the goal."
The Wildcats haven't defeated Annapolis in the regular season since 1994. Arundel was trailing 4-1 in the second quarter but Wildcats senior Luis Gonzalez (26 goals) scored back-to-back goals in a 35-second span, closing the gap. The Annapolis defense responded and held Arundel scoreless for the final nine minutes.
Whitney Steps Down
Westfield volleyball coach Brian Whitney will not return next season, citing a desire to spend more time with his wife, Megan, and their two young children. In four years of coaching in the Northern Region -- one at Centreville and three at Westfield -- Whitney made four state tournament appearances.
An item in yesterday's girls' lacrosse rankings misidentified Annapolis High's goalkeeper. Annapolis's goalie is Cammie Jurkowsky.
-- Heather A. Dinich
and Jon Goldberg