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, Boys' Latin Headed For Another Showdown In MIAA Championship
McDonogh and Boys' Latin will meet in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A conference championship May 20 in what promises to be another classic showdown between two of the nation's top teams.
The Eagles and Lakers cruised through their regular-season schedules, earning first-round byes in the conference playoffs. Both teams then dominated their opponents in the MIAA semifinals May 16.
McDonogh rolled past Loyola, 20-6, with Jason Sarro leading the way with four goals and Jack Parr adding a hat trick. Boys' Latin dominated from the opening faceoff during a 13-6 victory against Severn, as Greg Ey finished with three goals, while Logan Wisnauskas added two goals and two assists.
The last time McDonogh and Boys' Latin met was May 3, when the Eagles pulled out a 10-9 double-overtime victory. Both teams have gotten even better since the last game.
"Play fast, play hard -- that's been the motto for this team," Sarro said. "We just have to come out hard on [May 20], and hopefully it goes our way."
McDonogh Girls Extend Unbeaten Streak To 155 Games
The McDonogh girls' lacrosse team won its eighth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A conference championship with a 15-7 victory against Roland Park May 15. In the process, the Eagles extended their winning streak to a nation-best 155 games.
In the title game, Brindi Griffin led McDonogh with four goals, while Julia Dorsey, Andie Aldave and Catie May each had hat tricks. The Eagles dominated their opponents all season, with 15 of their 22 victories coming by 10 or more goals.
PNC Lacrosse Spotlight: Severna Park Junior Attacker Sarah Elms
Sarah Elms is a three-year varsity starter enjoying a breakout season at Severna Park. She scored a pair of goals and had two assists during a 9-7 victory against archrival Broadneck for the Anne Arundel County regular-season title May 6. The Falcons are 14-1 and earned the top seed in the East region of the Class 3A/4A Section I playoffs, where they will be gunning for their 14th state title.
How did you and your teammates get better throughout the season?
Sarah Elm: We work really hard and get pushed to compete at our best during practices and in games, and we know what the coaches expect of us and what we expect from each other.
How important was earning that No. 1 seed for the playoffs?
SE: It was really important because it showed the other teams that we won't back down and we'll work as hard as we have to in order to come out with the win.
What are you plans as far as college and possible areas of study?
SE: I'm planning on attending Jacksonville University and studying in psychology or something in the medical field.
For more from Elms, including how she has taken on a leadership role this season and how the team has handled the pressure to uphold the program's great tradition, read the full interview here
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2. Gonzaga (D.C.)
3. Bullis (Md.)
4. Boys' Latin (Md.)
5. Loyola Blakefield (Md.)
6. Severn (Md.)
7. St. Paul's (Md.)
8. Calvert Hall (Md.)
9. Landon (Md.)
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4. Glenelg (Md.)
5. Bishop Ireton (Va.)
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8. Notre Dame Prep (Md.)
9. St. Mary's (Md.)
10. Broadneck (Md.)
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