Friars roll past Saints Peter & Paul and the Dragons defeat Friends
Archbishop Curley and Glenelg Country, the two top seeds in the MIAA B Conference this spring, have advance to the league’s lacrosse championship game and will square off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Playing on its home turf in East Baltimore, Curley defeated Saints Peter and Paul for the third time this spring, 15-5, in one semifinal game, while Glenelg County topped Friends School, 10-6, in the other semifinal in Ellicott City.
Three Friars (13-3) scored three goals as Scott Kahl, Nate Rollins and Nick Ramage had the hat-tricks. Rollins added an assist and won 19-of-24 face-offs, Kahl had three assists and Ramage had two helpers.
Curley also got two goals from Denzel Events, as well as a goal and three assists from Josh Knapp and a goal and two assists from Lee Rock. Scott Giampa and Gage Coolahan each scored for the Friars.
Glenelg Country (14-4) also rode the strength of two hat-tricks as Riley Martin and Rocco Buscher each scored three times. The Dragons got two goals from Calder Vandenheuvel and one each from Joey Welsh and Will Hopkins.
Finn Schmidt pitched in with two assists, while Brennan McKneely, Connor Malone and Martin had one each.
Curley edged Glenelg Country, 11-7, on the road in early April, in the first meeting of the teams, but the Dragons came back to hand the Friars their only league loss of the year, a month later, as they won, 7-6, at Curley.