Dons rout St. Paul’s to keep control of second place in the MIAA A Black Division

The sixth-ranked Loyola Blakefield soccer team won its third straight game, Thursday, as the Dons exploded for six goals in a 6-1 home win against St. Paul’s in MIAA A Conference action.

Junior Kwaku Marfo-Sarbeng, who scored twice in the contest for Loyola, put the Dons on the board in the eighth minute, with a feed from Ryan Kelly, who produced three assists on the afternoon.

St. Paul’s made things interesting for a bit when Lawrence Aydett converted a penalty kick to even the contest, but the Dons answered with goals from Julian Schmugge and Dominic Caltabiano, both assisted by Kelly, to take a 3-1 halftime lead.

Chase Llewellyn and Jeremiah Windsor each added a goal and an assist in the second half, while Marfo-Sarbeng scored his second to set the final score. Noah Pietila also had a second half helper for the Dons.

With the victory the Dons improved to 6-3-2 overall and 5-2-2 in the A Conference. Loyola remains in second place in the Black Division, 10 points back of first place Archbishop Curley and four in front of third-place Calvert Hall, as the league has begun the second half of the regular season. St. Paul’s (1-9-1 overall) fell to 1-8 in the league and is in last place in the Red Division.

The top three teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs with the first-place teams receiving opening round byes. The second place teams will host the third-place teams from the opposite division in the quarterfinal round. Thus, the Dons are currently in strong position for a home playoff game.

Pictured above: Kwaku Marfo-Sarbeng scored a pair of goals on Tuesday to help No. 6 Loyola roll to a 6-1 MIAA A Conference win over St. Paul’s.