Although his team was a man down for 30 minutes against the No. 1 boys soccer team in the nation, Loyola coach Lee Tschantret didn't allow his team to draw into a "defensive shell" and instead encouraged them to "continue to attack."
The Dons (4-1), ranked No. 2 in the Sun poll, fought on and upset host DeMatha, 2-1, in double overtime Friday.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America ranked the Stags (2-2) No. 1 nationally. The Washington Post also ranked DeMatha No. 1 in the D.C. metro area.
Ryan Conrad gave the Dons a 1-0 lead midway through the first half on a cross from Sean Chasney. In the second half, Loyola played a man down and DeMatha scored on a penalty kick before receiving a red card of their own.
"When you're a man down, you have to play the confrontation deeper than you would like," said Tschantret. "But when both teams get carded it opens up the field, and everything is a wash."
Riley Collins scored the game-winner off a corner kick from Peter Gagnon with a minute left in the second overtime.
No. 9 Archbishop Curley 1, St.Paul's 0: Eric Spalt scored the game winner on a turnover in the backfield for the host Friars (4-2).
The Crusaders fell to 2-2.
No. 11 Broadneck 6, North County 2: Nathan Saxon had a hat trick to lead the visiting Bruins (1-2) past the Knights (0-2-1).
No. 6 Dunbar 36, Mervo 12: Coleman Blackston had 22 carries for 187 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, and Dominic Miller made six catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Poets (1-1) past the Mustangs (0-2).
Miller finished the scoring with a 42-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.
Archbishop Curley 39, No. 10 Loyola 7: Deonte Harris had 11 carries for 228 yards and four touchdowns as the host Friars (3-0) upset the Dons (1-2).
No. 15 Archbishop Spalding 44, Cape Henlopen (Del.) 20: Zach Abey had 19 carries for 204 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Cavaliers (3-0) past the Vikings (1-1).
Meade 45, South River 22: Kyle Evans had 16 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Mustangs (2-0) past the Seahawks (1-1).
Broadneck 10, Annapolis 0: Devon Williams rushed for a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter and Kevin Smith kicked a 33-yard field goal in the fourth for the host Bruins (1-1).
No. 5 McDonogh 5, Severn 0: Megan Whittle had a hat trick to power the visiting Eagles (4-0) past the Admirals (2-1).
Archbishop Spalding 4, No. 6 Bryn Mawr 0: Katie Kreis and Erin Shanahan each scored twice, leading the host Cavaliers (6-0) past the Mawrtians (2-3).
No. 14 Archbishop Spalding d.Northern-Calvert, 3-2: McKenzine Mensch and Jackie Doerr each had 11 kills to lead the visiting Cavaliers (3-2) past the Patriots.
Spalding won, 21-25, 25-9, 21-25, 25-10, 15-9.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun