Top-ranked Calvert Hall opens with win; Spalding blanks No. 5 McDonogh, John Carroll and Curley also win

The MIAA A Conference soccer schedule got underway on Tuesday when Loyola defeated Boys’ Latin, 3-0. Everyone else, with the exception of Gilman got their openers out of the way on Wednesday.

Here is a recap of that action:

No. 1 Calvert Hall 3, Mount St. Joseph 1

Top-ranked Calvert Hall opened its MIAA A Conference titled defense with a 3-1 home win over Mount St. Joseph, Wednesday afternoon in Towson.

The Cardinals took a 2-0 first half lead with a pair of goals from senior Cody Angelini. Shan Chung pulled St. Joe within one with a score in the second half, but Justin Crow added Calvert Hall’s third goal which stood up for the final.

Frankie Matatucci had two assists for Calvert Hall and Tyler Flynn had one. In goal, Nate Jones made four saves for the Cardinals and Matt Holsey had seven for the Gaels.

No. 3 John Carroll 6, St. Paul’s 0

No. 3 John Carroll opened league play Wednesday afternoon at St Paul’s, and powered its way to a 6-0 road victory.

The Patriots opened the scoring when senior forward Luke Mejia headed home a set piece early in the game. Senior Ryan Skandalis scored his first goal of the season quickly after, with two more goals coming from juniors Josh Petty and Christian Rugel to round out the first half.

Skandalis scored again 15 minutes into the second half and quickly followed up with another goal to round out his hat trick.

Austin Hoffman, Logan Boltz, Connor Ellis, Mejia, Petty and Skandalis recorded assists in the game. JC keepers Tyler Mezzadra and Amir Smith combined for two saves throughout the game.

Archbishop Spalding 2, No. 5 McDonogh 0

Archbishop Spalding made a big early statement in the MIAA A Conference with a 2-0 season-opening win over No. 5 McDonogh.

The Cavs jumped in front with a goal by Chris Kim in the 21st minute and Cole Miller netted the second goal in the 60th minute.

No. 7 Archbishop Curley 5, No. 10 Concordia Prep 2

Brady Geho scored three goals and added an assist to lead No. 7 Archbishop Curley over 10th-ranked Concordia Prep, 5-2, on Wednesday afternoon in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opener for both teams at Saints Field in Towson.