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Mid-Atlantic Top 10
1. Calvert Hall (Md.), 3-0
2. Malvern Prep (Pa.), 0-0
3. McDonogh (Md.), 2-0
4. Gonzaga (D.C.), 1-1
5. Boys’ Latin (Md.), 1-1
6. Haverford School (Pa.), 1-0
7. Bullis (Md.), 2-1
8. Delbarton (N.J.), 0-0
9. Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), 0-0
10. St. John’s College (D.C.), 3-0
Dropped: Gilman (Md.), 2-1
Also considering (alpha order): Bishop Shanahan (Pa.), 0-0; Briar Woods (Va.), 0-0; Conestoga (Pa.), 0-0; Georgetown Prep (Md.), 1-1; Gilman (Md.), 2-1; Landon (Md.), 1-2; La Salle College (Pa.), 0-0; Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 3-0; St. Mary’s (Md.), 0-1; St. Paul’s (Md.), 1-0; St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.), 3-0.
Cadets Roll Again
St. John’s College (D.C.) posted its second big win of the early season with an 11-10 victory over Landon (Md.) on March 10. Blake Boyd scored four goals and Paul Garza scored what proved to be the game-clinching goal when he scored with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter. Landon attempted to mount a comeback, down 10-8.
St. John’s opened their season with a 13-6 win over Georgetown Prep (Md.), followed by an 8-2 victory over Penn Charter (Pa.). They were scheduled to play games at Calvert Hall (Md.) and St. Paul’s (Md.) before the season was delayed. According to the team’s website, all games through March 27 have been canceled. Their next scheduled game is March 31 against Heights School (Md.).
Purple Eagles Down Lakers
Gonzaga (D.C.) rebounded from a 12-9 loss to McDonogh (Md.) to open its season with a 10-9 victory over Boys’ Latin (Md.). Luke Raymond scored his third goal of the game with 15 seconds left to give the Purple Eagles the victory.
In a true battle-of-the-beltway, the Lakers and Purple Eagles put on a show in the fourth quarter. The Purple Eagles stretched the lead to three goals early in the third quarter, but the Lakers fought back to eventually tie the game 7-7 with nine minutes left in the game.
Boys’ Latin took an 8-7 lead in the fourth, but Gonzaga tied the game one minute later on Raymond’s second goal of the game. The Lakers response with a goal to take a 9-8 lead with 2:33 left, but Johnny Stanton’s goal with 1:31 knotted the game for the sixth time. Overall, there were six ties and four lead changes in the game.
MIAA Takes Care of IMG Academy
IMG Academy (Fla.) took on two of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (MIAA) best programs and came away with an 0-2 record.
Calvert Hall (Md.) was IMG’s first game of the year and the defending MIAA A Conference champion cruised to an 18-3 victory. Mic Kelly (3g, 3a) and Daniel Kelly (4g, 2a) each tallied six points in the victory. Tyler Dunn won 10-of-11 face-offs.
Built Fords Tough
Haverford School (Pa.) opened its season with a 12-5 win over St. Paul’s (Md.), earning Head Coach Brendan Dawson his first win as a high school head coach. Brennan McBride led the Fords with five points on three assists and two goals in the victory.
In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan directed all public schools to close for two weeks, beginning Monday and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association followed suit upon the direction of the Baltimore Archdiocese. Schools will be closed and all school-sponsored activities will be canceled through March 27, 2020.
The Virginia High School League announced Friday that spring sports would be on hold until March 30.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all high schools in the state to close for two weeks.