McDonogh won the National High School Lacrosse Showcase on Sunday by defeating Ward Melville (N.Y.), 10-6, at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia.
McDonogh led Ward Melville, 5-4, at halftime, and the game was tied 5-5 with 22 minutes remaining in the second half. The Eagles outscored the Patriots, 5-1, from that point.
Connor Young led McDonogh with four goals, and Barrett Sutley finished with two goals and an assist. Oliver Schmickel (five saves) and Jacob Stover (six) split time in goal for the Eagles.
McDonogh advanced to the showcase championship game from a field of 38 high school boys lacrosse teams from 12 states and Washington, D.C.
The Eagles defeated St. Paul's, 7-5, in a semifinal Sunday morning to advance to the championship. McDonogh had to hold on in the second half after taking a 5-2 lead over the Crusaders at halftime.
McDonogh went 7-0 in the tournament, including wins against New York state champions Massapequa (11-2) and Bronxville (13-2). The Eagles also beat New Trier (Ill.), 8-6, and Collegiate (Va.), 11-1, Friday, and Culver (Ind.), 7-4, in the first round of the tournament playoffs Saturday.
The event, in its second year, was founded by Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver and McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner. Georgetown Prep won the championship last year.
McDonogh 10, Ward Melville (N.Y.) 6
G: M--Young 4, Sutley 2, Austin, Clark, Jiranek, Kemp; W--McCulloch 2, Cusmano, Grippe, McGinley, Williamson
A: M--Sutley, Clark; W--Petraco, McCulloch
S: M--Schmickel 5, Stover 6; W--Kellerman 3, Flynn