Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Ryan Conrad, Loyola-Blakefield (Md.)
The junior accounted for seven points on five assists and two goals as Loyola-Blakefield defeated conference rival Gilman (Md.) on Friday. The win was an upset even though the Dons are the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champions. Loyola was ranked No. 23 while Gilman was at No. 12 at the time. The Dons were down 6-5 in the fourth quarter, but scored four consecutive goals to take the lead and get the victory.
Also Notable: Timmy Kelly, Calvert Hall (Md.); David Gill, Chatham (N.J.); Will Schwood, Broadneck (Md.); J.T. Palladino, Ridge (N.J.)
GAME OF THE WEEK
McDonogh (Md.) at St. Paul's (Md.), April 11
At this point in the year it looks as though there are four teams that could seriously challenge Boys' Latin for the conference title and this game features two of them. If last year taught spectators anything, it's the regular season is not always an indication of post-season success, but McDonogh would likely be the top team in the conference this season if not for Boys' Latin. St. Paul's dropped two games early, but have won five of their last six. McDonogh's only loss was 13-9 to national No. 2 Culver Academy (Ind.). This game has the potential to be a playoff preview at worst and at its best a championship preview.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. Boys' Latin (Md.) 7-0
The Lakers closest game of the year was its first (a five-goal difference). Since then the closest any team has gotten is within eight goals.
2. Georgetown Prep (Md.) 9-0
The Hoyas are rolling. Their average margin of victory is eight goals per game and they posted a 13-4 win over Immaculata (N.J.), which had just defeated St. Anthony's (N.Y.).
3. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 9-0
The Friars defeated defending PIAA champ La Salle College (Pa.) to start their week and downed one of this year's hopefuls, Central Bucks East (Pa.) 11-6 to end the week.
4. McDonogh (Md.) 8-1
The Eagles bounced back from their loss to Culver Academy (Ind.) with wins over Gonzaga (D.C.) and Severn (Md.). They face Loyola-Blakefield on Tuesday.
5. Landon (Md.) 8-1
The Bears defeated Good Counsel 13-4 last week and cannot overlook Potomac School (Va.) before their meeting with No. 2 Georgetown Prep on Friday.
6. Calvert Hall (Md.) 9-1
Timmy Kelly scored seven goals as Calvert Hall defeated Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 15-8 on Friday.
7. Haverford School (Pa.) 6-2
Forry Smith scored three goals and Alex DeMarco stopped 10 shots as Haverford School defeated Episcopal Academy 10-6 last week.
8. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 5-3
The Dons have won three straight since they lost to St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) on March 26. They have wins over Cherry Creek (Colo.), St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and Gilman (Md.) in that span.
9. Gilman (Md.) 3-3
The Greyhounds went 1-1 last week, defeating Hereford (Md.), but dropping a 9-8 game to Loyola-Blakefield. Will McBride scored two goals for Gilman in the loss.
10. St. Paul's (Md.) 5-3
Two wins last week over Bulls (Md.) and St. Mary's (Md.) should have the Crusaders ready for games against Gilman and McDonogh this week.
Chatham's (N.J.) David Gill scored the game-winning goal with 36 seconds left in the second overtime to defeat Summit on Tuesday. The game was scoreless in the fourth quarter after Chatam tied it 4-4 in the third. Rich Berger had three assists and Gill had two goals for Chatham. Matt Nestler made 10 saves for Chatham in the win.
In a battle of top public schools from their respective states, Broadneck (Md.) defeated Langley (Va.) 8-7 in triple overtime on Saturday. Will Schwood scored his second goal of the game in the third overtime to help Broadneck get the win. Chase Burquist scored three goals for Broadneck in the win.
Ridge (N.J.) senior J.T. Palladino tallied his 200th career point in a 9-3 victory over Montgomery (N.J.) on Saturday. The attackman had three goals and three assists in the win. Palladino is committed to Harvard. Staying in New Jersey, Rancocas Valley (N.J.) attackman Aaron Bennett scored eight goals in a 13-0 win over New Egypt (N.J.) to push his career total to 102 career goals. He has 73 career assists.
Woodberry Forest (Va.) came out on top of Norfolk Academy (Va.) 11-8 in a game that was selected as our Game of the Week last week. The game was tied 6-6 at the half, but Woodberry Forest scored two quick goals to start the third and held a 10-7 lead at the end of the third. Todd Fedyck had three assists and two goals and goalie Talfourd Wharton made 13 saves in the win.
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