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MIAA Week 5 Summary

Weekly Round-Up
April 18-22nd
By: Tyler Steinhardt

“Calvert Hall’s a great team and they have some really good shooters. I was able to get a few early saves to get myself going,” responded McDonogh’s senior goalie Ben Falcone who is Kudda’s Player of the Week. Falcone tallied fourteen saves in the Eagles’ victory over Calvert Hall in a battle between the league’s top two teams. The Cardinals were the last team to lose in the MIAA, and now sit in second behind McDonogh.

(photo by Kitsie Michel)
While midway through the season, there remains very little clarity into which team is the best. McDonogh had dominated Calvert Hall in their match-up, jumping out to a 8-1 halftime lead, before the Cardinals came storming back to outshoot the Eagles 20-2 in the fourth quarter. The Hall showed their strength late, and the dominating first half score doesn’t fully tell the tale between the rival squads. See highlights below
.McDonogh CHC highlights

The Eagles lone conference loss was to Gilman on the road in overtime last week. The Greyhounds won twice this week, against St. Mary’s (see highlights below) and Archbishop Spalding respectively, putting them a half game behind the Saints and a game ahead of Boys Latin. The Lakers lost early in the week to Loyola, but rebounded with a win over division foe Mount St. Joseph.
Gilman St Marys highlights

While Loyola got a big win at Lake Avenue on Tuesday, their streak slipped in overtime against divisional rival St. Paul’s. Jay Carlson netted the game winner for the Crusaders to secure the Blue and Gold’s two game lead on Loyola. St. Paul’s had lost earlier in the week to a strong Cardinal team 9-6, putting them at 10-4 for the season and 5-3 in the conference.

Mid-season MVP: Connor Morgan (Senior, McDonogh, Attack)

Morgan’s ability to put the ball in the back of the net is extraordinary. The senior attackman, who will be attending Hamilton College next fall, scored five goals against Calvert Hall, to put his scoring for the season at 42 goals, 8 assists. The homestretch for Morgan and Eagles increases in difficulty with Boys’ Latin, St. Paul’s, Loyola and Calvert Hall before ending the season on Mount St. Joe’s.

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