When Catonsville High School took on Parkville High School Friday afternoon, the Comets barely gave their fans a chance to take their seats before starting their offensive assault on the visiting Knights.
Comet striker Jose Moran scored in the opening minute of play, setting the tone for a Catonsville varsity squad that finished with a 5-0 victory -- keeping Knight defenders on their heels all afternoon.
Catonsville (7-1-2) would take the lead 2-0 only a few minutes later, as midfielder Brian Dingle took advantage of an out of position Parkville goalie to find the back of an empty net. Dingle and Moran would add a goal a piece in the second half of what turned out to be an overall uncompetitive game.
Defenseman James Flaherty inserted his name into the scorebook midway through the first half, widening the Comets lead to 3-0 going into the break.
On defense, Catonsville virtually shut down any inkling of a Parkville attack. Goalies Ian Baker and Michael Wilcox made a routine save here and there, but were never really challenged.
In fact, Parkville's closest scoring opportunity came on a long, lob shot that Wilcox punched over the cross bar, his leaping effort drawing a few "Oooh's and Ahh's" from the crowd.
In the end, Catonsville cruised to its seventh shutout of the season. The Comets will go on the road for their next game, taking on Sparrows Point on Wednesday.