In a showdown between two nationally ranked lacrosse programs, a sluggish start doomed St. Andrew's chances at scoring a major victory Tuesday night.
The Scots took an early 1-0 lead on Boys' Latin but surrendered eight unanswered goals in the first half, enabling the No.3 Lakers to come away with a 10-5 win.
St. Andrew's (14-2) was playing without standout faceoff specialist Gable Braun, who sat out Tuesday's game with a concussion.
"We threw the ball away on possessions," said St. Andrew's coach Tony Seaman, a former Johns Hopkins and Towson coach, about the team's first-half woes.
"It hurts when you don't win a faceoff all night, and we didn't win very many. That caused us to lose to McDonogh [last week] and it caused us to lose tonight. Not having Braun is really big against teams like this."
On Tuesday, the Scots won just five of 16 faceoffs, allowing the Lakers to dominate time of possession. For the game, Boys' Latin, which features 15 DivisionI commits, outshot St. Andrew's 30-12.
After the Lakers' 8-0 run, St. Andrew's Nick Diamond struck back with 11 seconds left in the second quarter, but the damage was done.
No. 2 Calvert Hall 7, Malvern Prep (Pa.) 6, OT: J.T. Bugliosi completed his hat trick by scoring the game-winner 55 seconds into overtime as the visiting Cardinals (5-1) beat the Friars (3-1).
Malvern Prep's Mike Fay tied the score with 6:20 left in the third quarter.
Joe McSorley made 19 saves for Calvert Hall.
No. 5 Loyola Blakefield 11, Landon 9: Johns Hopkins-bound Cole Williams had three goals and four assists to lead the visiting Dons (2-1) past the Bears (5-1).
No. 10 Mount Saint Joseph 13, Catonsville 6: Senior Jake Wyandt went 3-for-5 (double, home run) with five RBIs, junior Jack Stilling had three hits and scored three runs, and junior Ethan Gallagher hit a long solo home run to straightaway center field to lead the Gaels (5-1) over the host Comets (0-1).
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No. 10 C. Milton Wright 7, Westminster 2: Morgan Fulton struck out seven and had a two-run homer in the third inning to lead the host Mustangs (1-0) past the Owls (0-1).
Annapolis Area Christian School 11, Institute of Notre Dame 7: Camille Sims (2-for-4) hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and winner Lindsay Wilson had 12 strikeouts as the Eagles (2-1) beat the host Penguins (0-2).
Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.