McDonogh’s girls lacrosse team extended its winning streak to 55 games with Monday’s 18-4 victory at Garrison Forest and moved into fifth place on the Baltimore-area girls lacrosse chart for all-time consecutive victories.
The Eagles' run is the nation's longest active girls lacrosse win streak, according to ESPN High School. They earned the top spot on a spring break trip to Florida where they ended Vero Beach's 69-game streak, 15-5.
In most sports, 55 straight wins would put a team a lot higher on their local all-time chart, but not with the girls lacrosse history around here. The Eagles need 49 more wins to top our chart. Loch Raven and Mount Hebron both have 103 straight wins on their resumes. Loch Raven went 104 games without a loss between 1973 and 1982 after tying the game just before they won 103 in a row.
The No. 1 Eagles, 4-0 this spring, haven’t lost in nearly four years. Their last setback came May 10, 2008 when they dropped the IAAM A Conference championship to John Carroll, 11-6. The Patriots, with stellar players such as Ally Carey and Casey Ancarrow, won their second straight A Conference title that year, but the Eagles have won the last three.
Their 55 surpasses Mount Hebron’s 54 straight wins between 1998 and 2001. The Vikings achieved that milestone under current McDonogh coach Chris Robinson. Robinson, who left the Vikings in 2001 and took over the Eagles in 2005, also coached the first few wins of the 103-game streak.
The Eagles will try to make it 56 when they meet No. 7 Maryvale Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Meadowood Park in Brooklandville.
Below are the top winning and unbeaten streaks for local girls lacrosse teams: (*denotes unbeaten streak)
104*: Loch Raven (1973-1982)
103: Loch Raven (1973-1982)
103: Mount Hebron (2001-2007)
67: Loch Raven (1987-1992)
63*: Mount Hebron (1998-2001)
57: Severna Park (1988-1991)
55: McDonogh (2009-present)
54: Mount Hebron (1998-2001)