High School Boys

March 15, 2016
Cole Williams finished with four goals and three assists for Loyola Blakefield on Tuesday afternoon. (Kevin P. Tucker)
Cole Williams finished with four goals and three assists for Loyola Blakefield on Tuesday afternoon. (Kevin P. Tucker)

Loyola Blakefield's Rubeor Era Opens With Upset of No. 1 Haverford

from LaxMagazine.com Staff Reports | Twitter

HAVERFORD, Pa. — Early season Tuesday upsets aren't confined to the college game.

Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Boys' preseason No. 20 Loyola Blakefield (Md.) upset top-ranked Haverford School (Pa.) 16-14 on Tuesday afternoon.

The loss is Haverford School's first since May 19, 2014, when it fell to Malvern Prep (Pa.), and snapped a 27-game win streak. The Fords (1-1) opened the 2016 season with a 12-8 win over No. 5 St. Paul's (Md.).

The win for Loyola, which ended on a four-game losing streak in 2015, came in coach Ben Rubeor's debut with the program. Rubeor, a 2004 Loyola Blakefield graduate, 2008 Virginia grad and former Major League Lacrosse pro, led St. Mary's (Md.) to the MIAA A Conference championship last year.

Loyola (1-0) led 8-5 at halftime and 13-7 heading into the fourth. Senior attackman Cole Williams finished with four goals and three assists, and Nick Goles had three scores and two helpers.

Forry Smith had four goals for Haverford and Dox Aitken had a hat trick.

The Nike/LM High School Boys' National Top 25 was released earlier Tuesday, before Haverford faced Loyola. The Fords' early season stretch doesn't get any easier with its next game against No. 9 Culver Academy (Ind.).

Photo Gallery: Loyola Blakefield (Md.) Upends Haverford (Pa.)

No. 20 Loyola Blakefield (Md.) opened the Ben Rubeor era with a big win, taking down Nike/LM preseason No. 1 Haverford (Pa.) 16-14. Cole Williams finished with seven points.


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