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Severna Park (Md.) ties a Maryland state record, Malvern Prep (Pa.) spoils a storybook ending and the biggest upset of the year in New Jersey are some of the highlights in this week’s Mid-Atlantic notebook.
Tying a State Record
With Severna Park’s (Md.) 9-6 win over Howard (Md.) in the Class 4A championship, the Falcons tied a state record with their ninth overall championship.
Severna Park has won four-straight titles to give the program nine overall and tie Hereford (Md.) for the most in state history.
The Falcons also won championships in 2010, 2007, 2006, 2004 and 1999. Current Head Coach Dave Earl has led Severna Park to the last four.
Hereford won titles in 1996, 2000 and 2003 before rolling off six-straight title wins from 2008 to 2013. The six-straight championships is a Maryland public school record.
No Storybook Ending
Malvern Prep (Pa.) senior Matthew Civitella ended what could have been a storybook ending for Haverford School (Pa.) head coach John Nostrant.
The Friars defeated the Fords 9-8 in double overtime in the Inter-Ac championship to secure their second-straight title. The win also closed out Nostrant’s career at Haverford School.
Nostrant has 492 career wins after leading the Fords to a 17-5 record this season. He won 16 championships as head coach since 1998, including four straight titles from 2004 to 2007 and 2009 to 2012.
Upset In New Jersey
Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) upset Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) 9-8 in the Non-Public, Group A semifinal to earn its first spot in the state championship since 2013. The Ironmen ousted the No. 20 team in the country, according to Inside Lacrosse, and the No. 1 team in New Jersey. Nate Mazurek scored the game-winning goal with four seconds left to send his team to the championship. Reese Gerlach scored three goals in the win for Don Bosco Prep. Jack Bagin made 11 saves. Don Bosco Prep will meet Delbarton (N.J.) in the championship game on May 29.
Emmaus (Pa.) ended Parkland’s undefeated hopes with a 7-6 win in the District 11 Class 3A final. Parkland (Pa.) entered the game with a 20-0 record. Evan Bhagat scored the game-winning goal, his third of the game, to send the Green Hornets to the PIAA state playoffs.
Hershey (Pa.) won its first district title with an 18-6 win over Lancaster Country Day (Pa.) in the District 3 Class AA final. Colin Kondracki scored eight goals and Mark Sickler tallied eight points on six goals and two assists in the victory.
News and Notes
E.C. Glass (Va.) won its third straight Region 4D title with a 15-3 win over Jefferson Forest (Va.). Both teams qualified for the VHSL State Tournament that begins next week. Wyatt Hamilton led the team with four goals and two assists in the victory.
Tony Incontrera announced his resignation as the head boys lacrosse coach at Marriotts Ridge (Md.) last week. Incontrera won 77 games in seven years, including the Class 2A state title in 2018. Incontrera told the Baltimore Sun that he wanted to spend more time with his young children as his reason for leaving.
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