St. Paul's Varsity Volleyball lost to Mount Saint Joesph's 3-1. The scores were 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 18-25. JV Volleyball defeated Mt. St. Joseph's 2-0. Both sets were extremely close with the ultimate scores of 25-20. Jake Trone and Jamie Grant led the team in Ace serves. Despite his loose shoes, Jake Moore made his debut with several aggressive tips. The team plays again this Friday at home. The White Soccer Team lost a tough match at home to Calvert 0-4 on Wednesday.
St. Paul's 28 Archbishop Curley 3
On Friday afternoon the St. Paul's Varsity football team traveled to Archbishop Curley High School for a very important conference match-up. If the Crusaders could escape with a win, that would put them at 2-1 in the league and 3-2 overall. With a non-conference game approaching this Friday, the Crusaders looked to avenge last year's defeat to the Friars.
Archbishop Curley who is always considered a tough match up for anyone in this well balanced league jumped out to a 3-0 start with an impressive 18 yard field goal. After returning the kick off to midfield, the Friars drove the field with a purpose. It appeared Curley had come to play. After several three and outs by both teams, the first quarter ended with the Friars on top 3-0. St. Paul's defense which was led by Junior Linebacker Chad Vasquenza (8 Solo Tackles) felt that if they could shutout the Friars offense, SP would eventually get on track. In the 2nd quarter, the offense exploded with two scores. Junior QB Leo Kelly scrambled out of the pocket to connect with Junior Jack Parr on a 46 yard touchdown pass. Parr did an excellent job of catching the ball in a crowd and breaking two tackles to give the Crusaders their first score. Shortly after that, Kelly again hit senior wing back Chris Cabral racing down the seam for a 27 yard touchdown catch. This made the score 14-3 at the half.
At the start of the second half, the Crusader defense came up big by forcing a turnover. Junior Jack Parr intercepted a pass from Curley's QB and managed to race into Friar territory. After several successful plays, Senior running back Mitchell Daugherty scored from 9 yards out. Daugherty led all backs with 14 carries for 50 yards. Daugherty's score made it 21-3 entering the fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, St. Paul's put the game away with a 1 yard run by QB Kelly. This made the score 28-3. Freshman Kicker Damian Ramos was terrific all day connecting on all four of his after point attempts. The offensive unit finished the contest with 234 yards on the day.
The St. Paul's defense had another outstanding day holding the Friar offense to 30 yards rushing and 90 yards passing. On 53 offensive plays, Archbishop Curley managed to accumulate only 120 yards. Sophomore Safety Alex Sulin also cashed in with a big interception in the second half. DE John Walker, DL John Urban, LB Johnathan Billups and Safety Everette McDuffie all recorded 6 solo tackles. The Crusaders stellar defense also managed to record 4 sacks. Sacks were registered by John Walker, Mark Bruce, John Urban and Chris Cabral.
If you had the chance to watch the Crusaders on Friday, you are witnessing a group of student athletes who are leaving it all out on the field.
St. Paul's travels to Catoctin High School on Friday, kick off is scheduled for 7 PM. GO CRUSADERS!
Last Friday, JV Volleyball lost a tough match vs. Boy's Latin 2-0. The scores of both sets were 23-25. Roscoe Eade led the team in blocks and Jake Trone led the team in ace serves.
Varsity volleyball defeated BL on Friday 3-2, The Crusaders defeated the rival Lakers twice this season.
On a gorgeous fall Friday afternoon, the Varsity Soccer Crusaders battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw against perennial power Mt. St. Joe's. Despite a recent string of tough losses, the visitors were determined to make this day different -- and they did just that. Not ten minutes into the game, senior David Kelly "took the space" and made a run right up the center of the Gael defense. This freed sophomore Jalon Thomas to make a run at goal, and he deftly poked the ball into the far corner for a 1-0 lead. This score carried into halftime, but not two minutes into the second stanza, the hosts tied it on a defensive miscue. But later in the frame, freshman Griff "Rocket" Polinsky made a sparking run up the wing and crossed a long ball to an onrushing Kelly -- who promptly volleyed the pass "top-shelf" for one of the goals of the year. After MJS tied it up a few minutes later, the two teams battled through another full half's worth of time (including two overtime sessions), before the time ran out and the tie was secured. Thanks to the hard-earned point, the Crusaders maintained their playoff hopes -- setting up a critical contest this Friday night at Archbishop Spalding.
Jv soccer lost in overtime to MSJ by the score of 1-0 on Friday.