The Calvert Hall and Mount St. Joseph lacrosse teams squared off with only one day of rest following their respective contests on Tuesday, in order to accommodate a special trip for St. Joe coach Dave Slafkosky, and the Cardinals responded with a 10-2 MIAA A Conference victory, at Calvert Hall.
Slafkosky, who spent 27 years on the lacrosse staff at the University of Maryland before taking the Gaels’ job in the summer of 2011, will travel to the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, for ceremonies honoring lacrosse coaching legend Dick Edell, on Friday. Slafkosky worked under Edell at Maryland for 18 years. Edell also coached at the University of Baltimore for four years and at West Point for seven years. Prior to his college coaching career, Edell served as head coach for three seasons at Calvert Hall, where he won two MSA A Conference championships (1971 and 1973).
On Thursday, sophomore Timmy Kelly fired in four goals for the fifth-ranked Cardinals and added a pair of assists to finish with six points. That was more than enough offense for the Cardinals (9-5, 5-3), who are seeking to battle their way up to a fourth seed for the league playoffs which get underway on May 10. The Cardinals, who currently reside in fifth place close their regular season on Tuesday at arch-rival Loyola. The Cardinals can move from fifth to fourth with a win and one loss by No. 3 St. Paul’s in either of its final two games. The Crusaders host No. 4 Gilman on Friday and top-ranked Boys’ Latin on Tuesday.
Jordan Germerhausen had a hat-trick against the Gaels and added one assist and Stephen Kelly won 12-of-13 face-offs for the Cards, while scoring one goal and delivering an assist. Luke Ciccarrone and Andrew Fanshaw added single goals and Fanshaw had a pair of assists.
Clay Kirby and Bryan Costabile each scored one goal for the No. 13 Gaels (8-10, 1-7).