Three underdogs claim a result

Friday’s MIAA A Conference soccer action proved the parity of the league as underdogs scored results in three of the four games.

In a prime-time contest in Owings Mills, No. 9 Loyola snapped No. 2 McDonogh’s three-game win streak with a 3-1 win. Also under the lights, John Carroll upset No. 11 Calvert Hall, 2-1, in overtime, while in the afternoon St. Paul’s earned a 2-2 double-overtime tie at No. 8 Mount St. Joseph. Only top-ranked Archbishop Curley escaped the day unblemished as a favorite, but even the Friars had to break loose from a 2-2 halftime tie before topping Archbishop Spalding, 5-2.

Alex Reid and Chase Llewellyn scored back to back goals in the 28th and 29th minutes of the first half to give Loyola a 2-0 lead at half in its battle with the Eagles. McDonogh came out in the second half and got on the board with a goal from Casey Settleman, with about 17 minutes left in the game, but the Dons’ defense, led by Ben Gallagher and goalie Tyler Ledford, held firm until the Loyola scored their 3rd goal of the game on a nice feed from  Reid to Julian Schmugge. Reid and Llewellyn finished with a goal and assist each on the night.