Curley's shutout run ends at 12 C. Hall ties No. 1 Friars, 2-2

Patterson city champs again

Boys soccer

October 21, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

"Eighty minutes times 12 games," said Curley coach Pep Perrella. "That's sixteen hours."

And that's how long his No. 1-ranked Friars had been unscored upon -- until yesterday's 2-2 tie with Calvert Hall.

Calvert Hall overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit, and led, 2-1, before Curley's Marco Angelini tied the game with 30 seconds left in regulation.

Ranked No. 3 nationally, Curley held off No. 11 Calvert Hall despite playing one man short for the final six minutes of regulation and both 10-minute overtime periods.

Curley (12-0-1, 9-0-1) had out-scored its previous opponents, 50-0, the 12 shutouts eclipsing by three the school record established by the Friars' 16-0-1 MIAA champion of 1993.

Curley's Chris Quigley scored with two minutes left in the first half, but the Friars allowed second-half goals by Randy Tolson and Mike Joseph -- the latter being a penalty kick with six minutes left in regulation.

Curley took over The Sun's No. 1 spot after former No. 1 River Hill of Howard County -- then ranked No. 11 nationally -- was upset, 2-1, by then-No. 4 Mount Hebron on Friday.

Curley nearly suffered the same fate against defending league champ Calvert Hall (9-8-1, 6-4-1), which graduated all but one starter from last season.

"Our kids have come a long way since they beat us 3-0 the first time," said first-year coach Andy Moore, who replaced retired longtime coach Bill Karpovich. "We lost 1-0 to McDonogh and we lost in overtime to Loyola. I've never felt this good about a tie in my life."

Charlie Asch made 10 saves for Calvert Hall, two more than Curley's Adam Jackson.

Patterson 3, Poly 1: John Comi scored his 22nd and 23rd goals and Mike Pirovolikas had a goal and an assist as the Clippers (11-2) captured their ninth straight victory and their fifth straight city title.

Nick Bassey scored for Poly (9-5) with five minutes to play. Poly's BTC Nick Cox had 10 saves and Patterson's Terry Bell had six.

The city crown culminated a strong debut season for coach Troy Stevenson, who replaced Derek Maki (100-72-13) after Maki took a JV position at Kenwood after 14 seasons at Patterson.

Stevenson has been impressed with freshman sweeper Bobby Oxendine, a converted striker.

No. 2 McDonogh 3, No. 7 Loyola 0: Rob Callinan, Cap Poklemba and Devin Barclay each scored a goal to lead the Eagles (17-2-1, 9-1) over the visiting Dons (12-3-1, 7-3) for their 14th straight win.

It was McDonogh's 12th shutout of the season.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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