Mid-Atlantic Region Report: May 18, 2011
by Chris Goldberg | LaxMagazine.com
Top-ranked McDonogh defeated Roland Park 18-17 to win its third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship.
Player of the Week
Carly Reed, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes
Reed, a sophomore, had three goals and an assist to help the Saints down Visitation (Va.) on Monday in the Independent School League AA championship game.
Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10
1. McDonogh (Md.) – 19-0 – The Eagles won their third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship with a hard-fought 18-17 victory over Roland Park.
2. Ridgewood (N.J.) – 15-1 - The Maroons head into the New Jersey playoffs as a favorite for the state title after whipping Immaculate Heart (N.J.), 21-8, for the Bergen County championship.
3. Good Counsel (Md.) - 19-2 – The Falcons claimed their eighth straight DC WCAC championship Monday by routing Holy Cross (Md.), 22-3, for their 79th straight conference victory.
4. Mendham (N.J.) – 15-2 - The Minutemen defeated Chatham in the Morris County Tournament finals, but then fell to the same team, 14-3, in the New Jersey Interscholastic Girls Lacrosse League title game. On Monday Mendham dominated Fair Lawn, 16-2, in the first round of the Group III NJSIAA tournament.
5. Roland Park (Md.) – 15-6 – The fifth-seeded Reds took McDonogh to the limit before falling, 18-17, in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship game. They advanced to the finals with a 12-11 win over Bryn Mawr.
6. Moorestown (N.J.) – 16-3 – The Quakers walloped Pennsauken, 18-1, in the opening round of the Group III NJSIAA tournament.
7. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) – 28-2- The Saints won the Independent School League AA championship by downing Visitation, 8-5, on Monday. The Saints began state play Tuesday against O'Connell School.
8. Bryn Mawr (Md.) – 16-3 – The second-seeded Mawrtians were eliminated in the IAA semifinals by Roland Park, 12-11.
9. Westminster (Md.) – 13-0 –The Owls won the their first outright Carroll Country championship since 1989.
10. Downingtown East (Pa.) - 17-1 – The Cougars won the Ches-Mont League championship and earned the top seed in the District 1 tournament.
Game of the Week
Notre Dame Academy (Pa.) at Episcopal Academy, Friday,
These two arch-rivals will play to what probably will amount to the Inter-Ac League championship game. Episcopal Academy, which has won six straight league crowns, is 9-0 and holds a one-game lead over the Irish (8-1). EA has defeated Notre Dame by one goal in each of the last three times the teams have played, including a 14-13 triumph this year.
News and Notes
Kate Murphy scored three of her four goals in the first half as Chatham shocked Mendham, 14-3, to win the New Jersey Interscholastic Girls Lacrosse League championship. Just two nights earlier, Mendham had defeated Chatham, 15-11, to win the Morris County Tournament championship. Aly Messinger scored seven goals to lead Mendham. Mary Kate O'Neill had three goals and three assists and Jaclyn Leto, Kalan Murray and Kersey Perselay, added two goals each for Chatham. Hannah Reader made eight saves for the winners.
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