Cardinals bounce back from a loss to BL with an 11-10 win

Minus senior captain and leading scorer Jacob Kelly, No. 4 Calvert Hall bounced back from last Friday’s road loss to Boys’ Latin to outlast host and No. 13 Mount St. Joseph, 11-10, Tuesday afternoon in Irvington.

The absence of Kelly, who missed with an injury, and the fact that St. Joe was fighting for a shot at the post-season, helped the Gaels blank the Cardinals in the opening quarter as they opened a 3-0 lead. Calvert Hall, however, rallied for five scores in the second quarter and led, 5-4, at the intermission.

The Cardinals played from in front throughout the second half, but had to hold on as the Gaels made a late charge. With Calvert Hall up 11-8 late in the fourth quarter, St. Joe’s Kyle Decrispino scored his game-high fifth goal of the contest and Zach Rozgonyi netted an extra-man tally, with 1:15 left, to pull the Gaels within one, but the Cardinals hung as Descripino’s last second desperation shot sailed wide left.

Jack Sawyer scored a team-high four goals to lead Calvert Hall and Cole Herbert scored two goals, including the game-winner with eight minutes to play in the final quarter. Sawyer and Herbert also each added an assist.

In addition, Grant Mitchell had a goal and two assists for the Cardinals and Daniel Kelly had one goal and one assist, while Justin Mintzer, Zach Green and Ryan Swain all added one score.

Griffin Corbett had three goals and one assist for St. Joe and Even Ordakowski joined Rozgonyi with one goal each. In addition, Descripino and Mike Kiley had one assist each.

Calvert Hall (10-3 overall) is now in a three way tie for third place in the MIAA A Conference with a 4-2 league record. St. Mary’s, which defeated John Carroll, 12-5, on Tuesday, and St. Paul’s, which topped Archbishop Spalding, 11-6, are also 4-2 in the conference, while Boy’s Latin, which was upset by Severn, 8-7, is in sixth at 4-3. Only the top six teams make the playoffs.

Severn, which is now 4-4, is currently in seventh place and at 2-4 Mount St. Joseph (6-7 overall) is in eighth place.

Top-ranked Loyola, which downed Gilman, 10-7, is in first place at 6-1, followed by McDonogh (5-1) which was idle on Tuesday.

CH 0 5 5 1 — 11
MSJ 3 1 3 3 — 10
GOALS: CH-Sawyer 4, Herbert 2, Mintzer, D. Kelly, Mitchell, Green, Swain; MSJ-Descrispino 5, Corbett 3, Rozgonyi, Ordakowaki.
ASSISTS: CH-Mitchell 2, Herbert 2, D. Kelly 1, Sawyer 1; MSJ-Corbett, Kiley, Descrispino.
SAVES: CH-Marshall 3, Darragh 1; MSJ-Botsford 10.