Jack Koras had a hat trick and the Dons had a strong showing in the second half that carried No. 6 Loyola Blakefield to a 9-4 victory over No. 5 St. Paul’s in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinal Friday.
The visiting Dons improved to 8-8 and will face top-ranked Calvert Hall (14-2) in Monday’s semifinal at 5 p.m. at Johns Hopkins.
The Crusaders’ loss marks the end of a 17-year career for coach Rick Brocato, who steps down as the program’s all-time wins leader with 239.
Loyola jumped out 2-0 in the first quarter and led 3-2 at the half. But, Keegan Pearl scored his second goal to tie the score with five minutes left in...