Second-ranked Boys' Latin overcame six deficits against visiting ninth-ranked McDonogh yesterday before escaping with a 15-12 victory in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinal game yesterday.
Boys' Latin was led by Dan LaMonica (six goals, three assists), Dan Berger (four, three) and Brian Nee (two, five) against the Eagles (11-9), last year's MIAAA champions.
McDonogh's Jed Prossner had six goals and an assist against the Lakers, who last week upset No.1 Gilman, 9-6, and routed No.4 St.Mary's, 17-3.
"We felt the pressure of being the team that was supposed to win, but McDonogh played a great game," said Lakers coach Bob Shriver, who praised McDonogh midfielder Adam Bond for winning "17 of 30 faceoffs on a day when it was 90 degrees."
The Lakers (15-3) will meet No.3 St. Paul's on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Towson University.
St. Paul's defender Geoff Hunter limited LaMonica to two goals and an assist in the Crusaders' earlier 9-8 win, during which the Lakers lost 11 of 14 faceoffs against middie Jack deVilliers.
No.6 Loyola 6, No.4 St.Mary's 5: Mike McNamara scored twice and defenseman Ricky Schultz held the Saints' Joe Thompson to one assist as the Dons (12-6) advanced to Friday's 3p.m. semifinal against No.1 Gilman (14-1) at Towson University.
Loyola coach John Tucker, who guided Gilman to three titles in the 1990s, said: "Gilman has a lot of wonderful players and young men, a lot whom were there when I was coaching. It's a challenge, but we have nothing to lose and we're ready to go after them."
St. Mary's fell to 10-7.
No.1 Bryn Mawr 15, St.Paul's 7: Miles Whitman (three goals, two assists) led all scorers in a rout by the Mawrtians (18-1) over the Gators (6-7-2). The top-seeded Mawrtians will play host to St. Mary's in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference semifinals.
No.4 Roland Park 9, Mercy 3: Sarah Passano scored three goals, and Kelsey Twist had two goals and an assist as the Reds (11-1-2) beat the Magic (8-10-1) in an IAAM A quarterfinal game.
The Reds next play host to 10th-ranked Notre Dame Prep in tomorrow's semifinals.
No.7 St. Mary's 10, No.11 Maryvale 6: Bryer Davis had two goals and two assists and Kelly Coppedge scored three times as the Saints (11-4) defeated the Lions (9-5-2).
No.10 Notre Dame Prep 11, No.8 Mount de Sales 8: Cary Chasney (three goals, one assist), Coco Stanwick (two, one) and Mandy Bourquin (two goals) were among eight contributors as the Blazers (10-5) advanced to tomorrow's IAAM A semifinals by defeating the Sailors (17-4).