But for a second-quarter lapse, the Eastern Tech boys lacrosse team may have ended its five-game losing streak when it played at Sparrows Point last week.
Instead, the Mavericks fell to 1-7 with a 7-5 loss to the Pointers.
The score was tied 2-2 early in the second quarter. Sparrows Point then scored four unanswered goals to take a 6-2 lead into halftime.
The Pointers scored two goals in the last two minutes of the quarter. The sixth goal came after the Mavericks dropped the ball on a clear, and Sparrows Point’s Dylan Paugh scooped it up and put it in the net.
Although Eastern Tech held Sparrows Point to one goal in the second half, that four-goal deficit proved too much to overcome.
Essentially, the Mavericks gave up four goals in about half of a quarter, and three goals for the other three-and-a-half quarters.
The Mavericks came out strong in the third quarter, maintaining possession and generating scoring opportunities. But after scoring two goals in the first two minutes of the third quarter, the Mavericks couldn’t get the ball into the net.
Alex Rossi scored an extra-man goal with a hard shot from the outside to make it 6-3 less than a minute into the second half, and Justin Lantz scored about 90 seconds later on a close-range shot after cutting across the front of the crease.
Eastern Tech had a chance to make it a one-goal game three minutes later after a Sparrows Point penalty again put the Mavericks in an extra-man situation.
Four consecutive shots failed to get past Sparrows Point goalie Zachary Barnickel. The Pointers then had an extra-man advantage, nd converted for a 7-4 lead with 2:50 remaining in the quarter.
Defenses dominated in the fourth quarter. Justin Lantz scored an extra-man goal with 7:32 left in the game to get the Mavericks within two goals again, but Eastern Tech managed only four shots the rest of the quarter and all were stopped by Barnickel.
Jake Hutchins and Johnny Skarda had the two first-half goals for Eastern Tech.
In other Eastern Tech sports, the Mavericks baseball team dropped to 1-9 with its seventh straight loss, 10-9 to visiting Hereford on April 17.
Eastern Tech also lost to Dulaney 4-0 on April 16.
The Maverick softball team(8-2) recovered from an early-season stumble with its fifth straight victory, an 8-4 win at Towson on Thursday.
Eastern Tech softball also won at Lansdowne 24-5 on April 16.
The girls lacrosse team (6-1) dropped its first game of the season, losing at Francis Scott Key 15-7 on April 17.