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March 11, 2013Every Monday on MarylandVarsity.com we will have news and notes from the previous week's games.
This week we look at some interstate play in addition to the MIAA and WCAC kicking off their seasons.
Admirals Dominate the Second Half
The season opened with a burst as No. 18 Severn opened the year with a 17-7 victory over Saints Peter & Paul. The Admirals were down 7-6 at halftime, but exploded in the second half and outscored Sts. Peter & Paul 10-1.
Seven dominated the face-off X with Mike Bucci and Nathan Boldyga combining to win 18-of-27 faceoffs. Hunter Gray tallied six points and Max Bailey totaled five and Ryan Lamon and Brett Bedard each scored four goals in the victory.
Purple Eagles Get Defensive
No. 4 Gonzaga (D.C.) held St. Mary's to just one goal in the first half and five overall in a 12-5 opening season victory.
"Our defense was unreal led by Jack Slater, Matt Borda and Connor Spencer," coach Casey O'Neill stated via email. Alex Corboy, Pay Myers and Max Planning each scored two goals in the victory.
Goalie Timmy Farrell recorded eight saves in the win. Gonzaga's game ball was given to midfielder Jimmy Kuzma.
Four Maryland Interstate Scholastic Athletic Association teams played out of state opponents to open the season.
Boys' Latin travelled to Orlando, Fla. where they defeated Lake Highland (Orlando, Fla.) 13-9.
McDonogh took on nationally ranked St. Andrew's at the Brine King of Spring in Durham, N.C. and came out on top, 7-5.
Loyola-Blakefield downed Penn Charter (Philadelphia) 15-5 at home on Friday. Tyler Llewellyn scored six goals and had one assist and Kevin Jackson and Devin McNamara each scored three goals in the win.
Calverton School took on The Hill Academy from Ontario, Canada and fell to our neighbors from the North 19-7.