Calheira brothers combine for six as Concordia knocks off John Carroll; big week for MIAA B soccer continues


The MIAA B Conference soccer league, the little brother of the MIAA A Conference, widely regarded as one of the strongest conferences in the nation, is having quite a week against the more highly touted rivals, as the 2019 boys soccer season has gotten underway.

On Tuesday, Severn School, a perennial power in the B Conference, gave No. 4 Gilman all it could handle before settling for a 0-0, double-overtime draw in the season-opener for both schools, in Severna Park.

Severn outshot the highly ranked Greyhounds 7-4 and scored what appeared to be a go ahead goal late in the second half, only to see it waived off for an offsides call.

Severn’s Ethan Anderson stopped all four shots he faced and Gilman’s Grant Farley recorded seven saves.

In Bel Air, Concordia Prep, also an emerging B Conference power, which won the league title last fall, defeated A Conference foe John Carroll, 6-4.

Brothers Taylor and Ryan Calheira combined for all six goals, with Taylor, a UMBC commit, scoring four times and Ryan twice.

Earlier in the week, Annapolis Area Christian defeated Archbishop Spalding, 2-1, for the Eagles’ first ever victory over an A Conference team, while Concordia previously earned a 3-0 win over Spalding and a 1-1 tie with Gilman in scrimmages.

Pictured above: Taylor Calheira, an All-State selection in 2018 who will play his college soccer at UMBC, scored four goals in Concordia Prep’s season-opening 6-4 win over John Carroll.