Logan Posner's goal, his second of the game, with 24 seconds remaining in the first overtime sealed an 8-7 victory for St. Paul's over the Haverford School. The Crusaders were down 7-5 with about three minutes left when Keegan Pearl dodged for an unassisted score to cut the Fords lead to one, and Matty Mayer followed up at the 1:30 mark for the game tying goal, his third of the day, to knot the score 7-7. Alex Rode made two big saves in overtime to set the stage for the game-winner. St. Paul's defense, led by Andrew Caples, Ham Whiteford, Nick Hapney, Jackson Woodward, Antonio Mastromanolis, Bobby Barroll, Jennings Schweizer, and Spencer Hall rose the challenge, playing an outstanding game in the victory for the 5-0 Crusaders. Mayer led all scorers with a hat trick, Pearl added two assists to go along with his score, and Posner scored twice. Logan Zimnoch added a goal to go along with the game-winning assist, and Jackson Woodward ripped the first goal of the game, to round out the scoring for SP. St. Paul's returns to action next Tuesday at Glenelg Country School before returning to Tullai Field for a match-up with national powerhouse Culver Academy on Friday, March 31.
Varsity Golf lost their opening MIAA match 14-7 to Loyola yesterday at Hunt Valley GC.
The SP JV Lacrosse team began their 2017 with a solid team victory over the visiting Haverford School 14-3. The offense was clicking as we had 11 players contributing to our 14 goals and 9 assists. Our Faceoff group won 57% of our draws and the team scrapped for ground balls to double up the opposition in that category. The defensive effort was anchored by our aggressive defensemen and stalwart goaltending. All players received considerable playing time which will help build our bench strength later in the season.
On a brisk, sun drenched afternoon, sunburn was the only thing stopping the fresh/soph lacrosse team as they rolled to a 12-4 win against Calvert Hall. Tim "Spoon" Loeffler led the way with 5 goals and an assist. "Crazy Legs" Carson Frey had and "Iron" Max Daughtery had two goals and 3 face off wins. Dahon Saunders had 2 goals and 4 face off wins. After a stellar freshman campaign with the varsity hockey team, Nick Schreibeis scored his first goal as a laxer. Cooper Goetze played well in goal with 5 saves and defense as a whole was dominating. The team returns to the field at Loyola on Monday at 4 in a revenge game since their loss in the championship against them last spring.
St. Paul's Varsity Tennis defeated Beth T'Filoh 3-2 at Woodholme Country Club yesterday. In a long match in breezy and chilly conditions, St. Paul's Varsity tennis notched a victory in their opening scrimmage. Led by key wins at #1 singles (Jake Trone) and #1 (Adam Culiner/Daniel Carr) and #2 (Harrison Warns and Ben Angotti) doubles, the Crusaders pulled out a victory. The team next takes on St. Andrews this Saturday at home.
SP JV Tennis lost their first match of the season against a very strong Loyola team. The final score was 0-5, but there were many close games with our young men displaying outstanding effort from start to finish.
Sports for 3/23
St. Paul's varsity baseball lost to Loyola yesterday 10-2. St. Paul's undoing occurred in the 3rd inning when St. Paul's pitchers walked seven batters and the Dons scored seven runs. Minus the sloppy third inning, St. Paul's played some pretty solid defense and battled at the plate. Unfortunately, the Crusaders could not get the big hit, leaving runners on base every inning. Rhane Jones led St. Paul's offensively, reaching base three times, including a RBI triple in the second inning.
JV baseball lost to Loyola yesterday 11-1
Sports for 3/22
St. Paul's varsity lacrosse rolled to a 17-2 victory over Sts. Peter & Paul Tuesday afternoon on Tullai Field. Logan Posner, Kyle DiPietro, and Cole Ament scored hat tricks for the 4-0 Crusaders, while Andrew Milani added two tallies. Keegan Pearl dished out four assists, and Jack Brocato scored a goal to go along with three helpers. Troy Barthelme added a goal and two assists, while Matt Mayer and Brandon Harry each tallied one goal and one assist. Aidan Karey and Riley Gaeger contributed single tallies, the latter assisted by his twin brother Carson Gaeger. Milo Moose also chipped in with an assist for St. Paul's. The faceoff trio of Brendan Tscherne, Jack Stamm, and Chris Cabral dominated the dot winning 23 out of 24 draws for the Crusies. Goalies Alex Rode, Billy Chizmar, and Jack Taylor combined to record seven saves.
St. Paul's squares off in a big out-of-conference game Thursday vs. long-time rival Haverford School in Brooklandville. Both coaches, Rick Brocato and John Nostrant were college teammates and are close friends.
St. Paul's lost to Wilson Central (TN) 4-1 in game one of a double header In Orlando, FL on Tuesday 3/14. Kevin Madden pitched five innings, allowing three runs (1 earned), and Nate Beal pitched two innings allowing one earned run. Peter French made a number of put-outs at third base, and his highlight diving catch of a line drive in the fifth inning kept the Crusaders in the game. Unfortunately, the Crusader bats were not able to produce as the lone RBI came from Rhane Jones. Jones had two hits on the game.
St. Paul's lost to Harry S. Truman High School (PA) 4-0 in their second game of the day Tuesday. Sloppy defense in the early innings created a deficit that the Crusaders could not overcome. David Hudak pitched excellently in three innings of scoreless relief. Jack Jolson had the lone hit for the Crusaders.
Baseball lost 16-0 and 10-1 to two good teams in Florida on Wednesday, 3/ 15. On Friday they lost in Florida again 5-4 to the Chicago Lab school.
SP defeated LaJolla HS 11-2 last Tuesday
St. Paul's beat 2x defending California champ Poway HS 9-6 Thursday night in So Cal. The Crusaders were led by Brendan Tscherne winning 16 out of 18 faceoffs. Logan Posner and Logan Zimnoch scored 4 goals and 3 goals respectively, while Keegan Pearl added a goal and 2 assists. Riley Gaeger scored a goal, while Jack Brocato and Spencer Hall each added an assist to round out the scoring. Alex Rode stopped 10 saves the n the goal.
St. Paul's completed their SoCal spring break tour Saturday afternoon in Orange County with a resounding 17-10 win over St. Margaret's Episcopal. Thirteen different Crusaders scored goals led by Logan Posner's 5 goals and an assist, while Keegan Pearl scored a goal and dished out 5 assists. Jackson Woodward, Andrew Milani, Chris Cabral, and Jack Brocato each contributed a goal and an assist. Matt Mayer, Aidan Karey, Brandon Harry, Logan Zimnoch, Carson Gaeger, Kyle DiPietro, and Riley Gaeger added single tallies. Riley Bakewell and Bobby Barroll each chipped in with an assist. Brendan Tscherne won 17 out of 24 faceoffs for the 3-0 Crusies.