SP Cross Country hosted the Greenspring Invitational yesterday against Gilman, Park, Jemicy, Gerstell, and Beth T'Filoh.
SP's Varsity had a great race, taking 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 9th, places. SP took home the first place trophy, beating 2nd place Gilman by 15 points.
Phillip Heflin was SP's first finisher (2nd overall).
In the JV race, SP took 2nd place overall, with Marco Grados in 2nd place, Ryan Silverman in 3rd place, Joby Harvey in 5th place, and Jack Cook in 10th place.
Varsity soccer lost to MSJ yesterday 6-2
Yesterday, JV Volleyball lost to Archbishop Spalding, 0-2. The score of the first set was 25-11, while the score of the second set was 25-15. Our next game will be next Friday vs. Archbishop Curley.
In varsity volleyball yesterday, the Crusaders defeated Spalding 3 games to 1 to move to 2-1 in the Conference.
On Friday, the Varsity Football team traveled to Woodrow Wilson High School in beautiful Washington DC to avenge last years lost to the Maret School. Once again, the Frogs were coming off a big win the week before where they featured two the top players in the DC area. The Crusaders had to deal with OL/DT Devonte Gordon (6'5-280- Wake Forest) and RB/DB Jamal Glenn (5'10, 165- Navy). Both had big games week 1 and were hoping to send the Crusaders home at 0-2.
But this was not the case, with only 20 minutes to warm up and play the Crusaders jumped off the bus and scored 16 points in the first two quarters to led Maret 16-0 at one point. In the second quarter, Maret's star Glenn catch a screen pass and raced to the red zone were the Frogs punched in their first score. Maret managed to score on another drive in the second quarter to cut the led to 16-13 at the half.
After making several key adjustments and the break, the Crusaders received the opening kick-off and drove 80 yards for the first score in the second half. A dominating defense led by LB Chad Vasquenza (11 Solo Tackles) shut out the Frogs the entire second half. The Crusaders had big plays from DE Mark Bruce who recorded a safety. DE Andrew Caples sacked the Frog's QB causing a timely fumble. DB Everette McDuffie recorded a key interception in the 1st half. LB John Billups, DB Alex Sulin, LB Chris Cabral all record 5 tackles or more.
On the Offensive side of the ball. QB Leo Kelly throw for 125 yards. Three different Crusaders managed to score touchdowns, WR Peter French caught a 34 yard touchdown, RB Mitchell Daugherty scored twice on runs, RB Princeton Douglass also scored twice on runs. WR Zyon Jenkins also contributed big with 2 long catches for 63 yards in the game. RB Princeton Douglass rushed 16 times for 125 yards. Punter Owen Grandy had an excellent day as well with 4 great punts. On one occasion, Grandy pinned the Frog's in at the 3 yard line.
All and all, this was a great team win. The Crusaders will enter the bye week at 1-1. St. Paul's will next see action at home on Friday September 22nd vs the Severn Admirals at 4pm. Severn is currently 2-0.
On Friday afternoon, the S.P. Varsity Soccer Crusaders traveled 'round the Beltway to take on the Friars of Archbishop Curley -- which had already established itself as an early favorite for the elusive "A" Conference title. Although the visiting Crusaders fell by a 3-1 margin, every single player on the field deserves commendation for an outstanding effort against an intimidating opponent. S.P.'s players battled back and forth with the Friars throughout the opening half, and entered the second session down just 1-0. (Special credit goes out to junior goalkeeper Timmy Loeffler for outstanding composure in the face of nonstop Friar pressure.) In the final minutes of the game, Freshman rocket Griff Polinsky crossed a ball to senior Jack Stamm, who promptly hammered it home. This moment, as well as the overall game effort, represented something positive for the team to build on as it looks forward to another tough contest on Tuesday afternoon against the Gaels of Mt. St. Joe's on Tullai Field.
SP XC had their second Invitational of the season Saturday, @ Bullis Invitational.
Despite not having senior Captain Phillip Heflin due to ACT, SP took first place by 35 pts, and beat all 12 schools.
Ian Coleman took 5th place, Zach Walker was 6th place, and Max Hammond was 8th overall.
SP XC has their first HOME race of the season this Tuesday, taking on Gilman, Park, Gerstell, Jemicy, and Beth T'Filoh.
JV soccer played an intense game against Curley this past Friday on Tullai field. The Crusaders came out fired up against the Friars and struck first with a header from Carson Frey to go ahead 1-0. The Crusaders continued their intense play all the way until a few minutes before half when they let in a couple of weak goals to go into halftime down 1-2. The boys fought hard in the second half with great contributions from the bench, however they ultimately came up short falling 2-3 to a strong Curley squad. The team next takes on MSJ before the Kinsolving break.