Varsity tennis is participating in the MIAA individual tournament this week. Yesterday Jeremiah Williams, Desai Oula and Jake Trone all won their first round matches and moved to today's semi-final round. I encourage you to stop down and see some great tennis.
Blue lacrosse put up a valiant effort Monday versus a strong McDonogh team. The Crusaders jumped out to a 4-1 lead and held a two-goal lead several times in the game, before finally succumbing to the host Eagles 11-10. Ryan Kness played a solid game in the net, turning back several McDonogh shooters. Braeden Klausner, Kabe Clark, Byron Newman, Chase Popel, Charlie Garliss, and Ryan Auman all contributed to the Crusader scoring column. Andrew Maupin and his wingmen dominated the faceoffs, and Sam Evins led the defensive effort. Overall, the boys played with great determination, heart, and teamwork. The Blue lacrosse team plays their final game Wednesday at home against Cockeysville Middle School
The Gold Lacrosse boys took to the field for their last week of lacrosse, and we were ready to give it our all against Franklin MS. The game started out with Franklin using their size to score first, but St. Paul's took advantage of a defensive breakdown, and Braeden Ballenger got us on the board to tie the game at one apiece. Franklin scored two straight goals, but Braeden once again came to the rescue and dodged by his defender and scored to make the score 3-2 headed into the second period. Two goals by Matthew Marino, sandwiched around a Cadigan Kimball goal, and St. Paul's had it's first lead of the day. After a few goals by Franklin, and another by St. Paul's, we went into the halftime break tied at 7-7. Marino's last goal of the half was a 45 yard rip from near midfield, surprising their goalie and getting us the much needed emotional lift.
As the second half started, Franklin scored twice taking a commanding 9-7 lead and putting the Gold team on their heals. After a St. Paul's timeout, the team refocused itself on stopping Franklin's big attack man, and sliding early to their dodgers up top. Quinn Matthews, Godwin Burger, Grant Willie, Thomas Boone, Will King, and Mason Bortner rose to the challenge, and repeatedly thwarted shot after shot from Franklin. Now, it was our time to shine. The fourth quarter started with Matthew Marino scoring on a great low, flip from the crease, and George Hardy ripping a 14 yard laser to tie the game, and Cadigan Kimball scored from a dodge from behind to put St. Paul's up 10-9. The last three minutes were stressful as we did everything in our power to turn the game over to Franklin. It was not meant to be as North Carroll made a big save, and Declan Brady made a strong clear to give us possession, and close out the game for a 10-9 victory over Franklin MS. Proud of this team, and proud of their resiliency, they showed up today to win, and win they did in heroic fashion.
SP Blue Tennis pulled off a close win 4-3 against Loyola yesterday afternoon. Please congratulate the following players on their matches:
#1 Singles: Hao C. 3-8 (L)
#2 Singles: Dessian O. 8-1 (W)
#3 Singles: Trey W. 8-0 (W)
#4 Singles: Vlad S 8-2 (W)
#1 Doubles: Braeden H. & Joseph M. 8-7 (L)
#2 Doubles: Russell S. & James V. 8-3 (L)
#3 Doubles: Carson F. & Isaac L. 8-6 (W)