Calvert Hall spotted Loyola a quick first-half goal, then outshot the Dons 24-2 to gain a 2-1 victory in yesterday's MSA A Conference soccer championship at Essex Community College.
It marked the 14th straight victory for the Cardinals (15-3-1) and their 14th A Conference championship under coach Bill Karpovich.
"This has been a great group to work with and 18 of them will be back," said Karpovich. "We graduate only five seniors, so we'll be strong again next season."
Jay Pierarozio scored the first Calvert Hall goal and Bryan Bugarin got the game-winner, both coming in the second half.
"Our stopper back passed the ball back to our keeper in the first minute of the game and one of Loyola's players intercepted and DTC scored," said Karpovich. "After that, it was all Calvert Hall."
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The victory was Karpovich's 301st since he started coaching at Calvert Hall in 1967.
Patterson whipped Mount Carmel, 8-1, for the MSA B title. Scott Zakroski, the area's leading scorer with 28, had four goals and Mike Gizzi had two for Patterson.
* The wind and rain made a mess of fields and scrambled tournament schedules in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.
The state field hockey championships, originally scheduled for Saturday at Goucher College, were rescheduled for today and tomorrow. For schedules of all the playoffs, see Scoreboard, Page E6.
The Association of Independent Schools field hockey finals also were postponed to today, as were the state girls soccer semifinals. The Class 1A-2A games are at Howard High with the 3A-4A semifinals at Chesapeake in Anne Arundel County.
In boys soccer, the Class 4A semifinals were postponed and will be played today at Broadneck. Broadneck plays Wootton at 5 p.m. and Bowie meets Whitman at 7:30.
Broadneck coach Kevin McMullen said he had no recourse.
"There was two inches of standing water on our field," McMullen said. "I've got mixed feelings about it. It's frustrating in one way because we've kind of built to a peak in winning the region title."
* Western's Dana Johnson is heading south, to Tennessee, to be precise, according to today's editions of The Sun.
Johnson, the Doves' 6-foot-2 center who averaged 19 points and 14 rebounds en route to becoming The Evening Sun's Player of the Year in '89, is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Volunteers on Wednesday. More than 200 schools recruited her.
* From the start, Alex Spooner figured he had a pretty decent boys soccer team at Havre de Grace. "I just didn't know when we would find out how good we were," he said.
Saturday Spooner discovered that the Warriors (9-5-1) are good enough to be playing for the state Class 1A championship as they recorded a 3-0 semifinal victory over North Caroline.
Calvert Hall shoots past Dons to title