Controlling possession as well as style of play, top-ranked Mount Hebron defeated second-ranked Bryn Mawr, 14-10, yesterday in the championship game of the Mount Hebron Spring girls lacrosse tournament.
The Vikings (7-0) broke open a 2-all game with four straight goals en route to an 8-3 halftime lead. The Mawrtians (14-1) got within three goals twice -- at 10-7 and 11-8 -- but each time Mount Hebron answered with a score of its own.
And even though Bryn Mawr won 15 of 25 draws, it was Mount Hebron that dictated the game.
Polly Purcell had three goals for the Vikings, winners of 38 straight games, and Katie Jeschke, Lindsay Dutch, Lauren Kickham, Stephanie Scurachio and Katie Zabel each had two.
Mount Hebron opened the tournament with an 18-9 win over Radnor (Pa.) High School. Bryn Mawr had a much harder first-round opponent in fifth-ranked Severna Park, which it defeated, 8-5, behind four goals from Meredith Goodell.
Severna Park (7-3) defeated Radnor (7-2) in the consolation, 12-2.
No. 1 Gilman 11, Landon 10: The emotionally charged Greyhounds scored the first six goals of the second half of an 11-10 victory on its muddy field, improving to 11-0 on the season before nearly 3,000 screaming lacrosse fans.
A 19-time Interscholastic Athletic Conference champ under 25th-year coach Rob Bordley (342 career wins), Landon brought a 28-game winning streak into yesterday's contest.
Zimmerman keyed the third-quarter charge by winning all three of his faceoffs and scoring two of his three goals for leads of 7-6 at 4: 20 and 8-6 at 2: 01.
Two-time All-Metro attackman Andrew Lucas scored the first three goals of the second half, including one from behind the back, and Gilman's J.D. Nelson won three of four third-period faceoffs.
No. 3 St. Mary's 10, Georgetown Prep 6: Senior midfielder Joe Thompson registered four goals and an assist to lead the Saints to a surprisingly easy victory in Rockville.
Georgetown Prep, which suffered only its second loss of the season, took an early 2-0 lead, but two straight goals by senior attack Justin Mullen helped St. Mary's tie the score.
Thompson then scored the Saints' next three goals, and senior goalkeeper Tillman Johnson made 13 saves to preserve the win for St. Mary's (8-3), which owned a 30-23 advantage in groundballs and a 30-21 advantage in shots.
Haverford (Pa.) 14, No. 7 McDonogh 5: The host Eagles were shut out in the first and third quarters of the McDonogh Tournament championship in Baltimore, leading to their first non-league loss in 55 games.
Junior attack Jed Prossner led McDonogh (8-7) with two goals and an assist in a losing effort.
In a semifinal game, the Eagles routed of Gonzaga of Washington, 10-1.
Severna Park Tournament: The unranked Dulaney baseball team left Severna Park High School feeling it had made the biggest splash of the day in a round-robin tournament with No. 8 Mount Hebron and the host No. 2 Falcons.
In the day's final game, however, Mount Hebron pitcher Steve Swiech pitched a no-hitter against Severna Park in a 9-0 dismantling of the perennial state contender.
Relying mainly on a baffling change-up, the senior kept the Falcons off balance all game, striking out six and inducing a multitude of weak swings. Swiech (4-2) never allowed a ball out of the infield, thanks in large part to three diving stabs, and allowed only two Severna Park batters to reach base, both on walks.
Dulaney, a largely unheralded team, nearly pulled a sweep against a pair of top-10 teams, following its opening-game 6-3 win over Mount Hebron by falling one clutch hit shy in a 2-1 loss to the Falcons.
No. 15 Long Reach 3, No. 13 Arundel 0: Junior pitcher Kathy Drew limited the Wildcats to five hits over five innings, and the Lightning (12-1) tagged junior Sara Kriger with three runs in the top of the seventh to win the Arundel Tournament championship .