No. 10 Cavaliers hand state champs first loss behind 10-goal run; Broadneck rallies past Severn


Junior Russell Melendez, who’s committed to Marquette University, had two goals and four assists Thursday as No. 10 Archbishop Spalding defeated ninth-ranked Severna Park in the Public/Private Challenge in Anne Arundel County.

While its MIAA A Conference lacrosse foes are taking time to recoup for the final stretch of regular season play, Archbishop Spalding High and Severn School was in action Thursday at the Public/Private Challenge at Severna Park.

The 10th-ranked Cavaliers defeated No. 9 Severna Park, 13-6, while No. 12 Severn was upended by 11th-ranked Broadneck, 10-9.

Brenden Kennedy and Vinny Faccjponti each recorded hat tricks as the Bruins (7-1 overall) overcame a 9-6 fourth quarter deficit. Keegan Houser scored twice for Broadneck.

Jonathan Jarosz had three goals for Severn (3-9), and Henry Rentz added two goals and an assist. Zack Kinsella had two goals.

The Cavaliers (7-5), pursuing their first MIAA A playoff berth, handed Severna Park its first loss on its new turf as Ryan Schrier finished with three goals and Russell Melendez posted two goals and four assists.

The defending Class 4A state champ Falcons (8-1) accounted for the game’s first two tallies before Spalding ran off 10 unanswered scores. Cameron Bear had two goals and an assist for Severna Park.

The annual mixer concludes Saturday at Severn School with Spalding taking on Broadneck at 11 a.m., followed by the Admirals and Falcons at 1 p.m.

Public/Private Challenge

at Severna Park

No. 11 Broadneck 10, No. 12 Severn School 9

Goals: Severn – Jarosz 3, Rentz 2, Kinsella 2, Ervin, McNemar; Broadneck – Facciponti 3, Kennedy 3, Houser 2, Shea, Bowen

Assists: Severn – Rentz; Broadneck – Gourley 2, Domanski, Griffey Bowen, Kennedy

Saves: Severn – Sotiropolous-Lawrence 12; Broadneck – McGrady 8

Severn 2 3 3 1 – 9

Broadneck 2 2 2 4 – 10

No. 10 Archbishop Spalding 13, No. 9 Severna Park 6

Goals: Spalding – Schrier 3, Melendez 2, Ripley 2, Weisshaar 2, Sherwood 2, McDaniel, Tang; Severna Park – Bear 2, Griffith, Harmeyer, Maher, Panebianco

Assists: Spalding – Melendez 4, Weisshaar, Tang; Severna Park – Maher 2, Griffith, Koistinen

Saves: Spalding – n/a; Severna Park – Carr 8, Bray 2

Spalding 3 3 4 3 – 13

Severna Park 2 0 1 3 – 6