The race for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference lacrosse tournament is tightening up for everyone, except No. 1 Boys' Latin.
The host Lakers (13-0, 6-0) beat Mount St. Joseph, 18-10, on Friday, and with three games left stand poised to repeat another perfect regular season.
Johns Hopkins-bound Shack Stanwick had two goals and six assists and Collin Chell had five goals to keep it rolling for Boys' Latin. The Gaels (8-6, 1-5) suffered their second straight loss.
McDonogh and Gilman are both 4-2 and St. Mary's and Loyola are 3-3.
No. 3 St. Paul's 12, Severn 7: Mikey Wynne and Liam Anderson each scored three goals to power the Crusaders (10-5, 5-1 MIAA A Conference) past the host Admirals (7-9, 1-5).
No. 4 McDonogh 13, Archbishop Spalding 7: Robert Clark had a game-high five goals to power the host Eagles (12-3, 4-2 MIAA A Conference) past the Cavaliers (7-9, 0-6).
No. 5 St. Mary's 11, No. 7 Loyola 2: The visiting Saints (9-4, 3-3) used draw controls and long possessions to wear down the Dons (7-6, 3-3).
Alex "Big Cat" Woodall dominated faceoffs, winning 16 of 17 in the game, and set plays by the offense led to St. Mary's 6-2 advantage at the half.
Loyola had two goals in the first quarter — by Colin Lopez with 10:47 left and Ryan Conrad with 1:33 left —before being held scoreless for the next three quarters. St.Mary's went on to score nine straight.
No. 1 McDonogh 18, No. 4 Archbishop Spalding 12:Megan Whittle scored a game-high five goals to power the Eagles (17-0, 11-0 Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) past the host Cavaliers (14-5, 8-3).
McDonogh has won 108 games in a row.
No. 2 Northeast 8, North County 1: Winner Brooke Steinbach struck out 10 in seven innings as the host Eagles (16-0) beat the Knights (6-9).