Lacrosse - MS Blue
|Date:||May 1, 2019|
Our Blue Lacrosse team traveled to Owings Mills to take on the Eagles from McDonogh for the second time this Spring, and for the second straight time, the game came down to the wire. At the opening whistle, the boys came out a little flat and gave up two quick goals, something we did not want to do against a talented team like McDonogh. We called a quick timeout about three minutes into the game to calm the nerves, and that is what the doctor ordered. Goals by Michael Smyth, DeClan Brady, and Matthew Marino sparked our offense, and after a beautiful bouncer to the upper corner by DeClan Brady, the game was tied at 4-4. Similar to the first game, neither team could pull away from the other as stellar defensive play by Grant Willie, Mason Bortner, Theo Rodriquez, Godwin Burger, and Thomas Boone throttled the McDonogh offense. Nate Livingston and Quinn Matthews kept the midfielders at bay, and made McDonogh work for every shot.
After we went down 6-4 in the second half, our midfielders stepped up again. George Hardy made a strong dodge from up top and stuck the corner, to pull us within one goal, and we worked hard keeping McDonogh's offense away from our goal. McDonogh scored on a man-up situation which put them back up by two. After a big save from North Carroll, Michael Smyth raced up the field, split the defense, and fired a low bouncer to bring us back to a one goal game. With time running out, and down by a goal, we had a turnover, then a penalty which killed our comeback attempt in the end. The final score of 10-8 in favor of McDonogh in no way reflected on the stellar play of our team and players. Everyone contributed to this great team effort, we just came up a little short in the end.