The long diagonal run from St. Paul's senior Nate Hall started before midfield and didn't end until he got past the 18-yard mark.
Most times, such an effort would finish with a goal from the All-Metro striker, but circumstances were much different this time: The Crusaders had been caught flat-footed against McDonogh earlier this season, and the No. 1 Eagles were set to cash in on a quick counter.
Hall sprinted back to the defensive third to disrupt that plan.
Supplying offense is Hall's primary role for No. 5 St. Paul's (7-2-1) and he's displayed quite a knack. Last year, he scored 21 goals and added four assists to lead the Crusaders in an improbable run to the Maryland...