LIlacrosseNews.com, Posted 4/22/12
BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. – McDonogh School went on a 9-0 run to break open a tight game as the No. 1 Eagles dominated No. 2 Garden City, 20-9, Saturday in the nightcap of the inaugural Maryland-New York Challenge at St. Paul’s School for Girls.
The game pitted the two top-rated teams in the country last year, according to LaxPower’s rankings. The teams also entered play as the same No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country this year.
McDonogh (10-0) led only 6-5 after the six-time Class B state champion Trojans used a 5-2 spurt to get back in the game.
But after a time out by McDonogh coach Chris Robinson, Meghan Whittle (seven goals) scored off a feed from Grace Muller and Taylor Cummings (five goals) scored minutes later. Whittle, Mallory Schonk and Cummings added goals before the half to make it 11-6.
The second half was all McDonogh as Sam Burgess, Corinne Etchison (three goals), Whittle and Anne Smith scored to make it 15-5.
Catherine Dickinson had three goals and two assists and Alexandra Bruno had three goals for Garden City.
Garden City entered the game with a 55-game winning streak. McDonogh now has a 61-game win streak.
Also Saturday, Hauppauge remained undefeated by downing host St. Paul’s, 15-9; Bryn Mawr whipped previously undefeated St. Anthony’s, 15-7; and West Genesee downed John Carroll, 14-6.
Darcy Messina and Isabella Mangan each had two goals for St. Anthony’s (6-1) in its first loss of the year.
Sunday’s matchups are based on current Laxpower rankings: St. Paul’s-West Genesee (10 a.m.), Hauppauge-McDonogh (noon), Bryn Mawr-Garden City (2 p.m.) and John Carroll-St. Anthony’s (4 p.m.).
Sunday’s schedule for Maryland-New York Challenge
At St. Paul’s School for Girls
10 AM – SPSG vs West Genny
12 PM – McDonogh vs Hauppauge
2 PM – Bryn Mawr vs Garden City
4 PM – John Carroll vs St. Anthonys
Hauppauge 15, St. Paul’s SG 9
West Genesee 14, John Carroll 6
Bryn Mawr SG 15, St. Anthony’s 7
McDonogh School 20, Garden City 9