MIAA A roundup; Loyola blanks MSJ; Spalding comes back to top St. Paul’s

No. 12 Archbishop Curley, which has struggled early in the 2018 season got two goals and an assist from Alex Martinez, in the first half, and the Friars broke out for 7-0 MIAA A Conference rout of John Carroll, on the road Tuesday afternoon in Bel Air.
Martinez scored the opening goal on a feed from Anthony Dragiscis and turned around to assist Dragiscis for Curley’s second goal. Dylan Sloan then assisted Martinez to push Curley’s lead to 3-0 at the half.
Justin Karas from Jaylen Anderson made it 4-0 early in the second half and the Friars never looked back.
Curley 2-3 overall is 2-2 in the conference and tied for fourth place with Calvert Hall, who will visit on Friday in the annual Reif Cup battle between the two rivals.
John Carroll (2-4 overall) fell to 0-3 in the conference.
No. 2 Loyola 2, No. 14 Mount St. Joseph 0
The second ranked Dons scored both of their goals in the first half, as they traveled to Irvington to battle the Gaels. Alex Munoz got Loyola on the board when he headed home a cross from Luke Briggs, from 12 yards out.
The second goal came when Dominic Caltibiano placed a corner kick in the center of the box which found Ben Gallagher for another header, with 13 minutes to play in the opening half.
Loyola (4-0 overall) is now 3-0 in the league, sharing first place with top-ranked McDonogh. Mount St. Joseph is now 1-2-1 overall and in the conference.
No. 11 Archbishop Spalding 2, St. Paul’s 1
The Cavaliers (5-1, 2-1 MIAA) traveled to Brooklandville to take on St. Paul’s and fell behind, 1-0, in the first half. The Cavaliers trailed until just 12 minutes remained in the opening half when Henry Hardart flicked on a throw-in to Alex Flores, who converted the goal to even the game at 1-1.
Using a nearly identical play, Hardart assisted Edward Baddour for a game-winning tap in.
St. Paul’s remains the conference’s tough luck team, having allowed just six goals in four games, but posting only a 0-3-1 record.