No. 4 Gaels top No. 1 Cards in soc­cer

St. Martin’s goal wins for Mount Saint Joseph

Baltimore Sun - - WEATHER - By Craig Clary —Brian Bur­den, Bal­ti­more Sun Me­dia Group Bal­ti­more Sun staff con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

With his back to the goal, Brett St. Martin scored a goal with a flick off the top of his head to give No. 4 Mount Saint Joseph a 1-0 win over vis­it­ing No. 1 Calvert Hall Wed­nes­day in soc­cer.The Gaels im­proved to 4-1-1 and 4-1-1 in the Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence. The Car­di­nals fell to 6-2 and 5-2.

St. Martin’s sec­ond goal of the sea­son came af­ter Ian Reger’s free kick from 50 yards out eight min­utes into the sec­ond half.

“I saw the keeper com­ing out be­hind me and I just flicked it on and it hit the back of the net,” St. Martin said.

The ju­nior de­fender must have ab­sorbed the half­time words of his fa­ther, Gaels coach Mike St. Martin.

“We talked about it at half­time: It doesn’t have to be a lot of the ball, it just has to be some­thing to re­di­rect it,” Mike St. Martin said. “Some­times half­time speeches work and some­times you look good and some­times you don’t.”

Calvert Hall stepped up the pres­sure in the sec­ond half, with the best chance com­ing on a hard shot from 7 yards out by Brady O’Con­nor with 9:36 left, but that was saved by goalie Nick DeShong.

“My four backs never came out of the game,” St. Martin said.

Calvert Hall coach Rick Zinkand knew his at­tack needed to fin­ish.

“We got a lit­tle frus­trated, but these games turn out to who makes the plays,” Zinkand said. “St. Joe made a play and we just didn’t get one to­day.

“Weknew they were a good team com­ing in and it’s al­ways a tough place to play. We just didn’t cap­i­tal­ize on a cou­ple chances to­day.”

NO. 2 ARCH­BISHOP CUR­LEY 6, ARCH­BISHOP SPALD­ING 0: Matt Brum­met had two goals and two as­sists to lead the host Fri­ars (7-1-2, 4-1-1 MIAA A Con­fer­ence) past the Cava­liers (1-7. 0-5).

GIL­MAN 2, NO. 3 MCDONOGH 0: Brae­den Ale­vizatos scored with five min­utes left in the first half and Tyler Martinez added the in­sur­ance goal with 17 min­utes left in the game.

The Grey­hounds im­proved to 3-3-1 and 2-3-1 in the MIAA A Con­fer­ence and the host Ea­gles fell to 5-3 and 3-3.

NO. 8 LOY­OLA BLAKEFIELD 2, ST. PAUL’S 0: Mar­cei De­sormeaux had a goal and an as­sist and Chris Kar­povich made two saves as the host Dons (3-3, 3-3 MIAA A Con­fer­ence) shut out the Cru­saders (1-5, 1-5).

EASTERN TECH 3, HERE­FORD 2, 2OT: Sam Hatoff scored the game-win­ner as­sisted by Isaac Ngobu 11⁄ min­utes into the sec­ond over­time to lift the Mav­er­icks (5-2) over the host Bulls (3-4).

Here­ford forced over­time with four min­utes left in reg­u­la­tion.

AN­NAPO­LIS AREA CHRIS­TIAN 2, ST. MARY’S 1: Justin Al­ford scored early in the Mount Saint Joseph’s Brett St. Martin tan­gles with Calvert Hall goalie Kyle Cooper be­fore scor­ing the game’s only goal. first half, Jair Sa­muel early in the sec­ond, and Nick Lloyd made it stand up by mak­ing nine saves, in­clud­ing a penalty-kick stop with 25 min­utes to play, as the vis­it­ing Ea­gles (3-5-1, 2-3 MIAA B Con­fer­ence) held off the Saints (2-6, 1-4). Ga­tors (6-2) past the Comets (2-6).

Field hockey

PAT­TER­SON MILL 5, RIS­ING SUN 0: Molly Egan scored twice to lead the Huskies (2-5) to a vic­tory over the host Tigers (2-3).

ST. MARY’S 1, ROLAND PARK 1, OT: Gabby Biondi scored for the host Saints (2-2-1, 1-2-1 In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion of Mary­land A Con­fer­ence) and Cather­ine Knipp scored for the Reds (3-4-1, 0-3-1).


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