Eagles eliminated Boys’ Latin in semifinal, 11–8
When McDonogh head coach Andy Hilgartner brings two sophomores to the postgame press conference, you know that the Eagles boys lacrosse team is going to be a mainstay in the A-Conference postseason for the forseeable future.
The two sophomores were goalie Evan Long (11 saves) who had a tremendous second half against a potent Boys’ Latin offense. And Liam Powderly who had a a four point game for the Eagles.
It was a game runs, but McDonogh was able to put away with going 5–2 starting midway through the third quarter to defeat Boys’ Latin on Monday night, 11–8.
The Eagles are headed to their third-straight MIAA-A conference title game.
It seemed the timing was perfect for the McDonogh scoring runs. The first came in the second quarter, trailing 3–1, Jack Sweeney, Jack Simmons dished in the comeback scores and Liam Powderly pushed McDonogh ahead.
Jack Parr’s goal at 4:59 to complete the four-goal run.
Griffin Catlett who had a two goal game put the Eagles up 6–4 at Halftime.
McDonogh out-shot Boys’ Latin 14–4 in the second quarter.
The Lakers opened the third quarter with a scoring run to tie the game at 6.Matt Brandau ripped in a shot to make it 6–5, McDonogh. And then the laser shot by Greg Ey to tie it.
But, it was evident that McDonogh had a ton of fuel in their tank and wasn’t going to be defeated.
Powderley, Parr and the versitle BJ Ferrare regained the lead for the Eagles and McDonogh would not look back.
McDonogh is looking to win their second straight A-conference title on Thursday. If the Eagles can accomplish that feat — against a tougu Calvert Hall team which the Eagles lost to in the regular season — then it will have been the first time a team was won back-to-back titles since Loyola did it in 2007–08.