Eagles edge Loyola in the semifinals; Calvert Hall and Boys’ Latin each pick up a pair of consolation bracket wins

Three MIAA lacrosse programs reached the championship bracket of this weekend’s National High School Lacrosse Showdown White Session, played at Blandair Park in Columbia, as summer lacrosse action finally heated up once again in Maryland. McDonogh’s summer team, playing under the name Eagles, reached the final, but not could not solve Taft School (CT), which claimed the championship.

Taft handled the Eagles, easily, 10-3, to complete a dominating tournament run. Early in the day, Taft routed Saints Peter & Paul, of the MIAA B Conference, 12-3, in the quarterfinals and then overpowered St. John’s (DC), playing as the Cadets, 10-2, in the semifinals.

Loyola (aka Dons Squad) also made the championship bracket. The Dons thumped Maroon LC (VA), 10-4, in the quarterfinals, before bowing to McDonogh, 9-7, in the semifinals.

Saints Peter & Paul, which went 3-0 in pool play, completed an impressive weekend showing with a 10-6 loss to Deerfield Academy in a consolation contest.

Three-time defending MIAA A champion Calvert Hall did not qualify for the championship bracket, after going 1-1 in pool play, but the Cardinals picked up two blowout consolation wins on Saturday, defeating St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, 13-3, and blanking the Black Grizzlies (MI), 13-0. Boys’ Latin also went 2-0 in the consolation bracket, defeating Conestoga (PA), 9-6, and edging Fog City (CA), 9-8. Finally, Gilman went 1-1 in the consolation bracket, defeating Stars (MD), 10-7, and falling, 8-6, to St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes.

Overall, the MIAA A squads finished with combined record of 13-10 on the weekend, while Saints Peter & Paul was 3-2.

Pictured above: Taft School (CT) powered its way through the championship bracket, with three big wins, to win the White Division championship of the 2020 National High School Lacrosse Showcase this past weekend in Columbia.