Trailing 10-8 late in the third quarter, the Saints Peter & Paul boys lacrosse team scored four straight goals and then held off Archbishop Curley to win, 14-12, and come away with its third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference crown at Towson University.
The Easton-based Sabres finished 12-5. Senior Casey Grieves finished with four goals and an assist — his entire production coming in the second half — and Matt Sovero added three goals for the winner. The No. 14 Friars, who went into the game undefeated in the B Conference, got a six-goal, one-assist performance from senior Garrett Reynolds.
In the two regular-season meetings between the teams, Curley came away with two one-goal overtime wins — 14-13 on March 28 and 10-9 on May 6.
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On Friday, the biggest lead for either team was two goals; they were tied six times. The Friars trailed 13-11 when Peter Vasilas scored with 3:42 to play to cut the deficit to a goal before Luke Harrington answered for the Sabres less than a minute later to close out the scoring.
Indian Creek 20, Beth Tfiloh 10: The Eagles completed a 15-0 season with a comfortable win to capture the program's first MIAA C Conference championship.
Senior Ryan Baukhages scored five goals and added five assists to lead the offensive surge. Indian Creek built a 5-2 lead after one quarter and then scored the first two goal in the second to take control.
Senior Nicholas Harbachewski (five goals, one assist), sophomore Brandon Blonder (four goals, two assists) and senior Robert McGurrin (three goals, two assists) also played big roles for the Eagles on attack.
Beth Tfiloh (9-4) got a five-goal performance from junior Matt Kasner, with junior Josh Schwartz adding two goals and two assists.
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North Carroll 17, North East 9: In the Panthers' first trip to the state semifinals, Kyle Fiedler had seven goals and four assists to lead them past their Cecil County opponent in Class 2A-1A at Bel Air.
North Carroll (16-2) will play the winner of today's semifinal between Fallston and Loch Raven for the title Tuesday or Wednesday at UMBC.
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No. 12 South River 10, Wootton 7: The Seahawks (16-2) used a 4-0 run late in the game to beat the Patriots (17-1) in a Class4A-3A state semifinal at Northeast.
South River broke a 6-all tie with the 4-0 run that lasted from 7:47 to two minutes left in the game. Dylan Mansur had a game-high six goals for South River.
No. 1 Eastern Tech 25, Loch Raven 3: The top-ranked and unbeaten Mavericks continued their quest for a return to the state softball final, which would be the second appearance in program history.
After beating Loch Raven in the Class 2A North regional final, Eastern Tech is one win away from a return to the final in College Park.
The Mavericks (23-0) scored 12 runs in the first and second innings. Jordan Cargile worked two scoreless innings, struck out four and gave up two hits. Bre Casper threw three innings of relief and gave up three runs on three hits, all in the third inning.
Cargile also went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Casper went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.
The Mavericks advance to face McDonough (Charles County), a 4-2 winner over Southern, in Tuesday's state semifinal at Bachman Sports Complex.
Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.