HS Notes: Calverton Boys Stun No. 23 Landon
Calverton School, with an enrollment of just 83 boys in its upper school, upset D.C. area high school boys' lacrosse giant and nationally ranked Landon School 11-10 on Thursday.
The Cougars got three goals apiece from Dylan Dooley (Ohio State), David Goodwin and Nick Mazza (Penn State), built an 11-6 lead in the fourth quarter and held off a late rally by the Bears.
Calverton, which has won three straight Maryland Independent Lacrosse League titles, has hung tough with teams from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC). It defeated Good Counsel, a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) finalist last year, on March 13.
But the Cougars have never sprung an upset of this caliber. Calverton coach Greg Zecca called it "no question the biggest win in the history of our program," according to The Washington Post.
Landon, ranked No. 23 in Lacrosse Magazine's national poll, now must turn around 24 hours later Friday night to face No. 2-ranked Haverford (Pa.) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Last-Second Goal Lifts Boys' Latin (Md.) over St. Andrew's (Fla.)
No. 20-ranked Boys' Latin scored a last-second man-up goal to defeat upset-minded St. Andrew's 7-6 in an intriguing interstate matchup Tuesday.
The Laker trailed 6-5 late in the fourth quarter when Shack Stanwick (yes, another Stanwick) fed Colin Heacock to tie it with 1:30 remaining. Stanwick then found Michael Lynch for the winning goal with one second left. He finished with four assists.
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