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Varsity roundup: St. Paul's upsets Boys' Latin in lacrosse

No. 4 St. Paul's pulled off its biggest win of the boys lacrosse season Tuesday behind five goals by Alex McGovern. The host Crusaders (13-5, 7-2 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) upset No. 1 Boys' Latin, 12-10, to finish the regular season with four straight victories.

The victory claimed the second seed and a first-round bye for St. Paul's and marked the first win over the Lakers (14-4, 6-3) in five years. Boys' Latin will host fifth-seeded Loyola Blakefield in Friday's quarterfinal.

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The Crusaders broke open a tight game when Dawes Milchling scored with 19.3 seconds left in the first half for a 4-3 lead. The goal started a 4-0 run, during which Ben Bagli had a goal and an assist.

St. Paul's scored six goals in the third quarter and took a 10-5 lead into the fourth quarter, when the Crusaders withstood a 5-2 Boys' Latin charge.

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No. 6 Calvert Hall 15, No. 2 Loyola Blakefield 10: In last year's season finale, the Cardinals (12-5, 5-4) knocked the Dons (9-4, 6-3 MIAA A Conference) out of the playoffs.

On Tuesday, Calvert Hall knocked host Loyola Blakefield out of first place. The Cardinals, led by Jason Brown and Timmy Kelly with four goals each, used a 6-2 run in the third quarter to cement their lead.

Calvert Hall claimed the sixth and final seed in the playoffs and will travel to third seed St. Mary's on Friday.

Solid defense and a combination of winning ground balls and one-on-one offense built a 3-0 lead after 41/2 minutes had elapsed in the first quarter. The Dons tied the score twice in the first half. Back-to-back goals by Penn-bound Alex Rosener (four goals), including a behind-the-back score on the run, gave Loyola Blakefield its only lead, 6-5, with 2:16 left in the first half. Calvert Hall's Jacob Kelly scored his second goal of the game to tie the score with 55.2 seconds left in the first half.

"I told my guys not to worry about the score. Just give me a great effort," Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said. "They knew what was on the line."

No. 5 St. Mary's 20, Mount Saint Joseph 9: Alex Woodall won 18 of 21 faceoffs and Jack Andrews and Bennett Johnson had four goals each to lead the host Saints (9-6, 6-3 MIAA A Conference) past the Gaels (8-10, 2-7).

The win captured the third seed for St.Mary's in the league tournament.

Archbishop Spalding 15, Severn 13: Nick Zepko had five goals to power the Cavaliers (5-12, 2-7 MIAA A Conference) past the host Admirals (6-9, 0-9).

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Glenelg Country 18, Indian Creek 8: Julia Sheehan scored six goals and Alyssa Arnold had five goals to lead the host Dragons (14-2) past the Eagles (0-14) in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference quarterfinal.

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No. 1 Archbishop Spalding 13, No. 5 Gilman 2: Jordan Carr worked six innings, gave up two runs on two hits, walked one and struck out seven as the Cavaliers (20-3) beat the host Greyhounds (15-7) in a six-inning game.

North Carroll 3, Liberty 2: Andrew Wilmer went 2-for-3 with a double at the plate and got the win on the mound, as the Panthers (3-13) topped the Lions (10-8).

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No. 1 Eastern Tech 10, No. 15 Hereford 0: The hitters produced. The defense was excellent. The pitcher dominated.

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That combination led No. 1 Eastern Tech to its fifth straight title in the Baltimore County title game at CCBC-Catonsville on Tuesday. The game was shortened to 41/2 innings under the 10-run rule.

Sophomore Jodie Bronushas gave up two hits and struck out four batters across five innings to help Eastern Tech win its 43rd straight game. The Mavericks offense was led by Sarah Heagy (2-for-3, three RBIs), Emma Lamartina (3-for-3, one RBI), Brooke Samios-Uy (three walks, three runs scored) and Keri Klimko (two RBIs, two runs).

"We are doing all the little things right," Eastern Tech coach Jack Meyers said.

Tom Worgo,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

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No. 2 Seton Keough 10, John Carroll 0: Kelly Lynch walked three and struck out 13 as the host Gators (16-3) shut out the Patriots (5-10) in an IAAM AConference quarterfinal.

Seton Keough drove in five runs in the second inning and will host Mount de Sales or Mercy in Thursday's semifinal at 4:30p.m.


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