The players and coaches for No. 5 Calvert Hall said there was a "championship atmosphere" in the locker room prior to Tuesday's regular season final against No. 7 Loyola.
Indeed, the stakes were high as the winner of the game was assured a spot in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A conference playoffs and the loser was eliminated.
The Cardinals responded by playing one of their most complete games of the season, pulling out a 6-3 victory in front of a near-capacity crowd at Paul Angelo Russo Stadium. Calvert Hall will play at No. 6 Gilman in the conference quarterfinals on Friday.
"I have so much respect for Loyola," Calvert Hall...