Cardinals roll off 11 consecutive goals after an early deficit

Inspired by its upset of No. 4 Loyola earlier in the week, No. 15 Archbishop Spalding ventured onto Kelly Field in Towson, Friday night, with boosted confidence for its MIAA A Conference lacrosse tussle with the top-ranked Calvert Hall.

That confidence contributed to a quick strike and an early 1-0 lead, but the host Cardinals quickly countered with the equalizer and would go on to score 11 consecutive goals before the Cavs would find the back of the net again, as Calvert Hall rolled to a 17-3 victory under the lights.

The Cardinals (8-1 overall, 2-0 MIAA A), who struggled in the first half of their win over Gilman on Tuesday wanted to turn a complete performance and as usual they got many players involved in the scoring, led by another huge night from senior Jacob Kelly.

Kelly, last spring’s VSN Offensive Player of the Year and a University of North Carolina commit, scored six goals and added three assists in the win.

Sophomores Daniel Kelly and Cole Herbert each added two goals and one assists and Timmy Kroneberger netted two goals. In addition, Grant Mitchell had one goal and one assist while Zach Green, Jack Sawyer, Ethan Long and Jack Jozwaik each had one goal.

Nik McFarland, William Sherwood and Cole Llewellyn each had one goal for Spalding (5-4 overall, 1-2 MIAA A).