Nike/US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Region Report
by Mike Loveday | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Charlie Horning, Georgetown Prep (Md.)
The senior continued his stellar season with a four goal performance in a crucial are meeting against Gonzaga (D.C.). The attackman helped break open a 3-3 halftime game and lead the Hoyas to a 10-7 victory. Horning scored two goals in two minutes in the second half to helpe break open the game. Horning's four goal performance came on the heels of a three goal game against nationally ranked Landon the previous Friday.
Also Notable: David Symmes, South County (Va.); Jack Loving, Woodgrove (Va.); Curtis Zappala, Episcopal Academy (Pa.); Nick Esser, Fallston (Md.).
GAME OF THE WEEK
Chaminade (N.Y.) vs. Bergen Catholic (N.J.), April 28
This could be a meeting of undefeated teams on Monday, but both have to get through a tough schedule to make that happen. Chaminade has St. Anthony's (N.Y.) and Yorktown (N.Y.) this week and Bergen Catholic takes on the best of Colorado with Cherry Creek (Colo.) and Arapahoe (Colo.). Those opponents have a combined 33-8 record. Whether they are undefeated or not, this is notable as it marks the toughest stretch of the season for both teams. Chris Blewitt leads Bergen Catholic with 19 points and 13 goals. Sean Cerrone leads Chaminade with 22 goals with Jack Brennan (16 goals, six assists) not far behind.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. Boys' Latin (Md.) 11-0
The Lakers defeated two more Top 25 teams last week with wins over Calvert Hall (Md.) and Bishop Timon-St. Jude (N.Y.). Possibly the toughest part of an already difficult schedule rounds out the year with a game against McDonogh (Md.) this week.
2. Georgetown Prep (Md.) 13-0
The Little Hoyas got four goals from Charlie Horning as they broke up a 3-3 tie at halftime to defeat Gonzaga (D.C.) 10-7 last week.
3. Malvern Prep (Pa.) 13-0
The Friars were taken to overtime, but came out on top, 9-8, against Episcopal Academy last week. Kevin McGeary scored the game-winning goal in overtime (his second of the game) for the Friars.
4. Landon (Md.) 12-2
Landon overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat DeMatha to win 7-6. Sam Lynch, Sean O'Brien and Colton Rupp each scored two goals in the win and helped the Bears avoid dropping back-to-back games. The Bears also topped a strong Gilman team 10-8 on Saturday.
5. McDonogh (Md.) 11-2
The Eagles rebounded from their loss to St. Paul's with wins over Mount St. Joseph (Md.) and Yorktown (N.Y.) last week. They outscored them 20-10.
6. Gilman (Md.), 7-4
Gilman dropped a game, 10-8, to Landon last week after defeating St. Mary's 12-3 on Tuesday. The Greyhounds play Severn this week before facing off at Calvert Hall on April 25.
7. DeMatha (Md.), 13-1
Tyler Najarian had three goals and Greyson Torain had three assists in the Stags loss to Landon. They rebounded with an 8-6 win over Paul VI (Va.) later in the week. Nick Ramsey had nine saves in the win.
8. Loyola-Blakefield (Md.), 6-5
The Dons got through its games against McDonogh and Boys' Latin (losing both by a combined four goals) and rebounded with a 10-8 win over Severn (Md.). They get Mount St. Joseph and St. Mary's this week.
9. St. Paul's (Md.) 7-5
The Crusaders dropped a 13-6 game to Garden City last week, only its second loss in eight games against the Trojans. They take on Calvert Hall on Tuesday afternoon with Severn on Friday.
10. Salesianum (Del.), 6-1
The Sals had just one game last week, a 9-2 win over Canisius (N.Y.). They play California power St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) on Thursday.
With a 7-6 win over Hereford (Md.), Fallston (Md.) ended the Bulls 50 game winning streak over Baltimore area public school programs. Hereford had not lost to a Baltimore County team since April 15, 2011 when they lost to Glenelg. Fallston trailed Hereford 4-2 at the half, but outscored them 5-2 in the second half to get the win. Nick Esser scored three goals and had one assist and Ben Claffee had two goals in the win for Fallston. The game was part of the Fred Sheckells Tournament. Esser had five goals and one assist in the opening round of the tournament in an 11-3 win over Winters Mill.
In a late season, for St. Paul's anyway, inter-regional meeting Garden City (N.Y.) defeated St. Paul's 13-6. Cody George had eight points with five goals and three assists in the win. The win was just the Trojans' second in eight meetings against the Crusaders. Henry Riehl led St. Paul's with two goals in the loss. Garden City jumped out to a 3-1 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a 6-3 lead at the half. St. Paul's got within 7-5 at the end of the third, but Garden City scored six goals in the fourth to improve to 8-1 on the season.
Army commit David Symmes tallied seven points on four goals and three assists to help South County (Va.) to a 14-9 win over Loudoun Valley (Va.). The win helps South County improve to 8-0 on the season. ... Jack Loving from Woodgrove (Va.) scored six goals in a 13-10 win over Edison (Va.) last week. The junior has 20 goals and 10 assists this season. ... Curtis Zappala tallied seven points on four goals and three assists in a 13-8 win over Lawrenceville (N.J.). The win helped the Churchmen to their fourth win of the year, which has come in their last six games.
2014 Mid-Atlantic Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 11
- March 18
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
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