Eagles roll past Spalding in MIAA A soccer opener


Jacob Murrell was as hot as the temperatures on Wednesday as he scored three goals and added an assist to fuel McDonogh to a 4-1 win over Archbishop Spalding in the MIAA A Conference soccer opener for both teams, in Owings Mills.

Trevor Grodsky scored the fourth Eagle goal, while Aidan Smith, Bryant Mayer and Blake Lloyd each had an assist. In addition, Will Anderson saved five shots in goal.

Next up for McDonogh is a Friday night visit to Calvert Hall in a preseason showdown between the two teams favored to battle for the league championship.

MCDONOGH 4, ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 1

GOALS: MCD-Murrell 3, Grodsky.
ASSISTS: CH-Murrell, Smith, Mayer, Lloyd.
SAVES: AS-N/A; MCD-Anderson 5.