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April 15, 2014

Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report

by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com

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Player of the Week 

Alex Woodall, St. Mary's (Md.)

Woodall was a crucial reason St. Mary's upended Calvert Hall (Md.) 10-5 last week. The midfielder won 15 of 19 faceoffs and added two goals in the victory. The Saints held the Cardinals to just one goal in the first half. The win was St. Mary's first conference win of the year, which is significant since five teams have already won two conference games. The top six teams make the conference playoffs.

Also Notable: Jeremy Sullivan, Arundel (Md.); Andrew DeStefano, Severn (Md.); Mikey Wynne, St. Paul's (Md.)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Langley (Va.) at South County (Va.), April 22

A battle of undefeated programs should give a clear indication which team has the edge when it comes to the state championship this season. Chantilly has done it with defense this season, never allowing more than seven goals in any game thus far. Its closest game was an 8-7 win over Dominion on April 4. South County already has two shutouts this season and held T.C. Williams (Va.) to just one goal. Senior goalie Mike Wentzel has 33 saves, including a season high nine in a 12-10 win over Westfield (Va.). Senior David Symmes has 14 goals and 12 assists this season.

Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10

1. Boys' Latin (Md.) 7-0
The Lakers were down 13-11 to St. Mary's (Md.) with seven minutes to go, but goals by Keegan O'Connor and Colin Chell tied the game and T Moyer scored the game-winning goal with 1:08 remaining to keep the Lakers undefeated.

2. Georgetown Prep (Md.) 9-0
Against Landon and down 7-6 with 8:43 left in the game, Georgetown Prep got a goal from Charlie Horning to tie the game 7-7. Tanner Holy scored with 3:07 left to get what proved to be the game-winning goal. Drew McLaughlin scored with 1:25 left to seal the game for the Hoyas over their conference rival.

3. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 9-0
The Friars have have allowed more than seven goals in a game just three times this season and have wins over several Top 25 teams.

4. Landon (Md.) 8-1
Landon went ahead 7-6 over Georgetown Prep with 8:43 left in the game after being down 6-3 at the half, but eventually fell 9-7.

5. McDonogh (Md.) 8-1
On Tuesday, the Eagles were led by Robby Black, Trey McGee and Connor Young who each scored two goals in a 9-8 win over Loyola-Blakefield. On Thursday they fell 12-9 to St. Paul's. Trey McGee scored four goals for the Eagles in the loss.

6. Haverford School (Pa.) 6-2
Haverford School had a 14-2 lead at the half over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) as part of the Checking for Cancer Invitational on Saturday and ended up winning 19-4. Grant Ament had six points on three goals and three assists to lead the Fords in scoring.

7. St. Paul's (Md.) 5-3
Mikey Wynne scored three of his five goals as St. Paul's scored the final eight goals of the game to overcome a five goal deficit in a 12-9 win over McDonogh.

8. Gilman (Md.), 3-3
The Greyhounds bounced back from its conference opening loss to Loyola-Blakefield with a 9-8 win over St. Paul's. Andy Matthews and Tyler Ruhl each scored three goals for Gilman. They also posted wins over Archbishop Spalding (Md.) and Fallston (Md.) to go 3-0 last week.

9. DeMatha (Md.), 10-0
The Stags went 2-0 last week and won by a combined score of 27-7. Brad Peters made seven saves in a 10-5 win over Bishop O'Connell (Va.).

10. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 5-5
The Dons dropped to 1-2 in the MIAA with losses to McDonogh, 9-8, and Boys' Latin, 11-8. They can get back in this week with games against Severn (Md.) and Mount St. Joseph (Md.).

Notes

As a follow up to our Game of the Week selection from last week, Mikey Wynne scored three of his five goals as St. Paul's (Md.) scored the final eight goals of the game to overcome a five goal deficit and defeat McDonogh (Md.), 12-9. BJ Mattheiss scored with six minutes remaining to give the Crusaders their first lead of the game, 10-9. Wynne followed by Henry Riehl scored the final two goals of the game to help St. Paul's improve to 7-4 (2-1 in the conference). McDonogh falls to 9-2 (2-1). Trey McGee scored four goals for the Eagles in the loss.

"We gave them a pretty big cushion, 9-4, in the third quarter after a full serve penalty and they took advantage of it," St. Paul's head coach Rick Brocatto said. "We finally settled in and got some big stops. Our goal AJ Barretto had a really good game. He started seeing the ball very well. We just chipped away. I told the kids we couldn't get it back all at once. After that I think we just wore them down. We run anywhere from 9 to 10 midfielders a game and we were able to cash in on the offensive end.

"They're all big," Brocatto said of the early conference games. "We only have nine conference games so every game is magnified. For us it was huge. We started with three big games: St.Mary's, Gilman and McDonogh. You wind up 2-1 in those and you feel pretty good."

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Arundel (Md.) attackman Jeremy Sullivan scored five goals and had three assists in a 16-7 win over Old Mill (Md.). ... Andrew DeStefano from Severn (Md.) scored four goals and helped Severn defeat Mount St. Joseph (Md.) 11-7 on Friday.

Check back to LaxMagazine.com every Tuesday throughout the high school season for updates to the Nike/US Lacrosse Regional Boys' Top 10 rankings and the Nike/US Lacrosse National Boys' Top 25.

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