No. 4 McDonogh de­feats No. 3 Mt. St. Joseph

Di­rect free kick breaks tie; No. 6 Spald­ing girls win

Baltimore Sun - - VARSITY - By Glenn Gra­ham glenn.gra­ham@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/Glen­nGra­hamSun — Brian Bur­den, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group — Tom Worgo, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group Bal­ti­more Sun staff con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

With a largely in­ex­pe­ri­enced group still set­tling in at the var­sity level, the No. 4 McDonogh boys soc­cer team un­der­stands it has to grind for ev­ery­thing that comes its way.

The Ea­gles’ 2-1 come-from-be­hind win over No. 3 Mount Saint Joseph on Wed­nes­day was the ideal case study.

Out­played in the first half and down 1-0, host McDonogh worked harder in the sec­ond half to make more things hap­pen, and good things did. After Luke Davis tied the game with a penalty kick mid­way through, An­drew Priv­ett made a smart de­ci­sion with a di­rect free kick from 30 yards with 8:55 to play. With a brief but steady rain hav­ing started just min­utes be­fore, Priv­ett de­cided to put the kick on goal and it was mis­han­dled by Gaels se­nior goalie Ni­cholas DeShong.

McDonogh im­proved to 2-1 over­all and1-1 in the Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence. Mount Saint Joseph fell to 1-1 in over­all and league play.

The Gaels car­ried the play for big chunks of the first half and were re­warded late when Jake Mazzei found the lower right cor­ner from 16 yards after tak­ing a through ball sent for­ward by An­drew Rob­bins.

NO. 1 CALVERT HALL 4, ST. PAUL’S 0: Ben Alexan­der scored two goals to power the Car­di­nals (3-0, 3-0 MIAA A Con­fer­ence) past the host Cru­saders (1-2, 1-2).

NO. 2 ARCH­BISHOP CUR­LEY 2, NO. 9 LOY­OLA BLAKE­FIELD 1: The vis­it­ing Fri­ars (5-0, 3-0 MIAA A Con­fer­ence) were down a An­napo­lis’ Ry­lan Sweitzer, left, and Old Mill’s Emily Con­ley work for posses­sion dur­ing Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon’s game. Old Mill won, 4-0, in the sea­son opener for both teams. goal in the sec­ond half be­fore a 2-0 run car­ried them past the Dons (0-2, 0-2).

Matt Brum­met scored the win­ner off a free kick near the mid­way point of the sec­ond half.

NO. 10 PERRY HALL 8, LOCH RAVEN 0: Jack Muller had a hat trick to power the host Ga­tors (1-1) past the Raiders (0-3).

MERVO 5, DUNBAR1: Bjabari Col­ly­more had a hat trick and Car­los Gon­za­lez scored twice to lead the host Mus­tangs (1-0) past the Po­ets (0-1).

Girls soc­cer

NO. 6 ARCH­BISHOP SPALD­ING 4, ST. MARY’S 1: Al­lie Brim­mer had a hat trick to power the Cava­liers (3-0-1) past the host Saints (0-1).

NO. 10 PERRY HALL 4, LOCH RAVEN 0: Han­nah Becker and Ryleigh Fach­ler each had a goal and an as­sist to lead the Ga­tors (1-0) past the host Raiders (1-2).

OLD MILL 4, AN­NAPO­LIS 0: Brae­lynn South had two goals as the host Pa­tri­ots (1-0) shut out the Pan­thers (0-1). (2-1) past the Knights (0-1).

Goalie Tessa Evarts had her sec­ond shutout for Gar­ri­son For­est.

NO. 5 DU­LANEY 1, NOTRE DAME PREP 0: Emma Klein scored with 23:04 left in the sec­ond half off a penalty cor­ner to lift the Li­ons (3-0) over the host Blaz­ers (0-1).

Klein tipped Claire Po­dles’ shot past goalie Lucy Lowe.

Klein, who had 20 goals last sea­son, has four goals in three games this year.

RIVER HILL 3, HOWARD0: Caro­line Kral made six saves in her sec­ond shutout of the year for the Hawks (3-0). The host Li­ons fell to 0-1.

MATTHEW COLE/BAL­TI­MORE SUN ME­DIA GROUP

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