Inter-Ac vs. MIAA A Continued
The MIAA/Inter-Ac rivalry got renewed for another season with Haverford School (Pa.) taking on two of the conferences best teams. While the Fords got the best of Boys’ Latin two weeks ago, McDonogh (Md.) defeated Haverford School (Pa.) 13-8 last week.
The Fords have gone back-and-forth with McDonogh and Boys’ Latin since 2017. They have yet to beat both teams in the same year. They have defeated Boys’ Latin in 2019 and 2017 and defeated McDonogh in 2018. Since I’ve been keeping records, I have yet to find a year in which the Fords have defeated both the Eagles and the Lakers since 2002.
The Fords are now 31-24 against the MIAA A Conference since 2002.
The MIAA A Conference has a 69-47 record against the Inter-Ac since 2002. McDonogh has taken care of 22 of those victories. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) is second with 13.
On the Inter-Ac side, Haverford School is responsible for 31 of the 47 conference wins. Malvern Prep (Pa.) accounts for 13 more.
Team of the Week
Upset is a bit of a stretch when you start talking about MIAA A Conference teams, but St. Mary’s (Md.) got their first win of the season against Landon (Md.) last week. The Saints defeated the Bears 10-4. Allen Hockenberry led the team with four points (3g, 1a) while Ian Krampf and Garrett Nilsen scored two goals each in the victory.
The Saints followed that up with a 13-7 win over St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) on Saturday. Krampf and Garrett Nilsen each scored four goals in the win. Nilsen added an assist. Hockenberry flipped his stat column, dishing out three assists and one goal in the win.
Those two wins brought St. Mary’s record to 2-2 on the year.
Achievement of the Week
Jacob Angelus from Paul VI (Va.) became the program’s all-time leading scorer just four games into his senior year.
The Johns Hopkins commit has 28 points, including an 11-point game against The Heights (Md.) on Friday.
Angelus added 15 assists and 13 goals to his career, bringing his totals to 137 goals and 138 assists. He needs 17 goals to become the Panther’s all-time leader in that category as well.
The Lake Show
Ben Smith and Cam Spencer each scored hat tricks as Boys’ Latin (Md.) defeated Gonzaga (D.C.) 12-9 last week. The Lakers rebounded from last week’s loss to Haverford School (Pa.) by jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter.
The Purple Eagles fought back to put within one at 9-8, but Smith’s third goal extended the lead to two. Garret Glatz scored his second of the game and then Spencer notched his third to push the lead and secure the win.
The Lakers followed that up with a 21-4 win over Calverton School (Md.). Boys’ Latin jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first quarter on the strength of multiple goals from Avery Tankersley.
Matthew’s Swan Song
Gilman (Md.) got seven points from Sam King and a 12-of-14 performance from Nick Tussing at the dot to lead Gilman to a 9-8 win over Georgetown Prep (Md.) in the Greyhounds season opener.
This is the final year for Gilman’s Head Coach Brooks Matthews who announced he would be stepping down following the 2019 season.
The Saints Are Marching
St. Christopher’s (Va.) is off to a 3-0 start with wins over teams from three different states. The Saints have wins over Kiski Prep (Pa.), Durham Academy (N.C.) and St. John’s (D.C.) this season. They defeated St. John’s 9-8 after holding their first two opponents to two goals combined.
Another Saints’ squad - St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) - is off to a 2-0 start after posting wins over Oceanside Collegiate (S.C.) and R.J. Reynolds (N.C.).
Random News and Notes
The Calvert Hall (Md.)/Hill Academy (Canada) game went to overtime last week and Dyson Williams from Hill Academy scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime as The Hill Academy defeated Calvert Hall (Md.) 10-9. Williams’ goal in the opening minute of the fourth quarter helped the Pride close the scoring gap to 8-7.