St. Mary’s drops No. 3 McDonogh in MIAA A lax opener; No. 8 Severn handles John Carroll for 2-0 start
St. Mary’s High boys’ lacrosse team enjoyed a turnaround last season before McDonogh School ended the Saints’ run in the MIAA A Conference quarterfinals. In their first league match of the spring Tuesday, the Saints got payback.
No. 5 St. Mary’s knocked off the third-ranked Eagles, 9-5, at Pascal Field in Annapolis. Taylor Bohanan finished with three goals and an assist for the Saints, and Garrett Nilsen added two scores and an assist.
St. Mary’s (6-1 overall, 1-0 MIAA A) never trailed, tallying the game’s first four goals en route to its first victory over McDonogh since the 2015 MIAA A title game at Johns Hopkins University. The Eagles, who won the 2016 league crown, defeated St. Mary’s, 13-4 and 22-6, last season.
It was a different story Tuesday in soggy Annapolis as Bohanan scored twice in the Saints’ opening four goal salvo. St. Mary’s led 5-1 after Alex Wicks’ goal with 2:06 left in the first half, and the hosts led 6-3 at halftime.
The Saints increased the lead to 8-3 after two scores from Jack Burnett. Ian Krampf had a goal and two assists and Aleric Fyock finished with 16 saves.
It’s the first time since 2013, McDonogh (4-4, 0-1 MIAA A) lost its MIAA A season debut. The Eagles, who’ve reached the last three league final, host Severn School Friday afternoon.
The No. 8 Admirals are off to a 2-0 start in league play after defeating No. 17 John Carroll School, 11-6, at home. Jake Lilly recorded a hat trick for Severn (5-1) and Dylan Gergar and Jon Jarosz each scored twice.
Henry Rentz, Zack Kinsella and Kain Domenech each added a goal for the Admirals, who led 7-4 at halftime. Jacob Jarosz had a goal and won 9 of 11 face-offs.
John Carroll (1-5 overall) fell to 0-2 in its inaugural season in the nation’s toughest conference. The Patriots will play at North Carolina’s Christ School and Dorman (SC) this weekend before hosting second-ranked Boys’ Latin School Tuesday.