A photo caption in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly identified the goalkeeper for Loyola High School. The goalie in the picture was Doug Renner.
+ The Sun regrets the errors.
Calvert Hall rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat Loyola, 2-1, yesterday to win the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference soccer championship at Essex Community College.
It was the 14th straight victory of the season for the Cardinals (15-3-1) and their 14th championship in the MSA A Conference.
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Calvert Hall dominated the second half.
"In the first half, we were packed up in the center," said midfielder J.J. Kremer. "We had to open up the center."
The tying goal came halfway through the second half when Bryan Bugarin crossed a ball into the middle from the right side. The ball was knocked around a bit before Jay Pierorazio knocked it in.
Calvert Hall scored the go-ahead goal 26 minutes into the second half. Co-captains Kremer and Brian Geraghty moved the ball up the right side of the field and Kremer crossed it to Bugarin, who kicked a roller into the left side.
"If you keep up the pressure, most of the time something is going to give," said Calvert Hall coach Bill Karpovich.
Loyola (11-5-1) scored 1 minute, 3 seconds into the game when Marshall Robers broke through the middle and pushed a pass from Mike Tall to the left of goalie Larry Rohleder.
Throughout the rest of the half, Calvert Hall tried to push the ball outside to the wings to generate scoring opportunities, but was shut down by Loyola defenders Pat Maher, Dan Donovan and Paul Speargas.
Many of Calvert Hall's shots in the first half were snuffed by Doug Renner when he came out of the goal. Others went wide or over the goal.
"After that second goal, our team just kind of fell apart," said Loyola midfielder Greg Foti. "Every time we would kick up, our halfbacks didn't push up like they were supposed to."
"We knew we couldn't win 1-0," said Loyola coach Jim Claborn. With 24 shots on goal, it's almost inevitable that they're going to score," he said.
"I thought we were the best team around," said Karpovich.
MSA 'A' soccer