The first night lacrosse game at Centennial turned into a memorable one for the defending Class 3A-2A boys state champion Eagles, as they defeated six-time state champion Mount Hebron, 10-8.
Led by senior attackman Alex Ashcroft's five goals, the Eagles rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 5-4 lead after one quarter, and the Eagles never trailed again. Ashcroft scored three of his goals in that first quarter.
"The lights gave us an awesome adrenaline rush," Ashcroft said. 'They've never beaten us during my four years here, and they had said they were going to beat us this year, so we wanted to come out hard and take it to them. It was the most physical game I've played in."
Justin Martinelli led the Vikings with three goals, and his goal early in the third quarter made it 8-6. But Ashcroft scored two goals that quarter to give the Eagles a 10-7 lead after three quarters.
"Mount Hebron and Centennial is always a battle," said Eagles coach Mike Siegert. "Our second midfield gave us some great minutes, we ran seven different long poles and Mike Condron played a great defensive game on Matt Berry."
No. 3 Boys' Latin 10, No. 5 Loyola 9: The host Lakers came back from a 4-0 deficit in the second quarter on a goal by attackman Tad Stanwick (four goals, one assist) to tie the game at four entering halftime.
The Dons tried to rally in the fourth quarter from a 10-7 deficit, but they fell short.
Brady Smith scored three of the last four Dons goals.
The Lakers improved to 9-1 overall and to 3-1 in the A Conference of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Dons fell to 6-1 and 2-1.
No. 7 Severna Park 15, Glen Burnie 3: Five straight goals to begin the game by the Falcons (3-0) set the tone for a big victory.
Senior attackman Ben Hunt had three goals, and his brother, sophomore midfielder Chris Hunt, scored another.
The visiting Gophers fell to 0-3.
No. 11 Glenelg 17, Howard 7: Terri Coover and Ashley Levering had seven goals apiece as the host Gladiators improved to 3-0.
No. 1 Calvert Hall 14, No. 3 St. Paul's 0: Mike Newton opened up the game by hitting a home run and 6-foot-6 junior slugger Joe Velleggia followed with a two-run shot as the Cardinals (11-1, 6-0 MIAA) beat the first-place Crusaders.
Velleggia led the way for Calvert Hall, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs.
Rob Waskiewicz (5-0) got the win and is off to an impressive start after not pitching at all last season after rotator cuff surgery.
Sun staff reports contributed to this article.