Visiting No. 5 Archbishop Curley, Friday, No. 4 Calvert Hall erased a 1-0 halftime deficit with three second half scores and defeated the Friars, 3-1, in MIAA A Conference soccer.
The win also ended Curley’s five-year grasp on the annual Alumni Cup contest played between the two schools. Curley still leads the all-time Cup series, 7-6-1.
Curley (4-4, 1-3) jumped in front just two minutes into the contest, when two sophomores combined for a score. Ben Stitz struck a corner from the right side, which Nick Richardson put a foot on and drilled into the back of the net.
The Friars created a number of additional scoring opportunities over the first 20 minutes, but Calvert Hall (3-1-1, 3-1-1) gradually gained control of the midfield possession, despite not breaking through in the first half.
Calvert Hall tied the contest with 25 minutes to play when Ben Alexander broke through for the Cardinals. Three minutes later Alexander scored again and Calvert Hall added an insurance goal late to claim the come-from-behind victory.