No. 2 McDonogh and No. 5 Calvert Hall suffered their first MIAA A Conference losses in boys soccer yesterday.
No. 6 Curley got a goal five minutes into the game from Tom Baker against McDonogh, and goalie T.J. Lapinski saved a penalty shot with under a minute left as the Friars won at home, 1-0.
Unranked John Carroll, which upset Curley on Wednesday, surprised No. 5 Calvert Hall, 2-1. Brandon Hopper's goal five minutes into the second half broke a 1-1 tie at John Carroll.
"Our intensity level has picked up the last two games," said John Carroll coach Mario Scilipoti. "We're playing as if there is no tomorrow."
Calvert Hall (4-1-2 league) scored five minutes into the game on Tom Kane's goal. Nick Johnson tied it later in the half for the Patriots (7-6 overall, 4-4 league).
Curley coach Barry Stitz said his defense was excellent against the Eagles (6-1 league). He credited Lapinski for "coming up big when he needed to," and Vince Dalfonzo for tightly marking McDonogh's top scorer, Kaiser Chowdhry.
Curley is 9-3-1 overall and 4-3 in the league.
No. 10 River Hill 2, No. 15 Glenelg 1: Sophomore Justin Hughes collected a ball from junior Matt Boras and chipped a shot over the head of a charging Corey O'Shea with nine minutes to play to give the Hawks (4-3-2) the victory over the visiting Gladiators.
No. 5. Edmondson 8, Walbrook 6: Senior Danny Dixon's interception in his own end zone with under a minute to play preserved the victory for the Redskins (5-0, 2-0).
Dixon also scored Edmondson's only touchdown, hauling in a 15-yard pass from senior Marvin Moten in the second half. Senior Curtis Mitchell, who also starred on defense for the Redskins with nine tackles and an interception, ran in the two-point conversion.
Robert Griffon scored the Warriors' only touchdown with a 3-yard run on Walbrook's first possession.
Loyola 27, Curley 20: Sebastian Price ran 10 yards in the third quarter for the go-ahead touchdown and kicking specialist Brian Neil hit field goals of 37 and 32 yards and converted three extra points to key the Dons' come-from-behind victory over the visiting Friars (3-2).
The Dons (4-1), winners of four straight, had a 14-0 lead 48 seconds into the game. Loyola's Mike Alfone returned the opening kickoff 95 yards untouched for a 7-0 edge. It was 14-0 after J.G. Guidera's 25-yard keeper on Loyola's first offensive play. The score was set up by Brad Pyzik's interception.
But Curleyscored 20 unanswered points for the lead with 2:54 left in the half. Junior Eric Spence scored on consecutive runs of 1 and 43 yards. His first score capped a nine-play, 50-yard drive. Mike Armstrong's ninth touchdown pass of the season, a 21-yarder to William Marcus, gave Curley the lead.
Loyola went back on top for good, 24-20, on Price's run with 6:46 left in the third quarter.
No. 13 Mt. Hebron 3, No. 10. Centennial 2: Lindsay Dutch scored to break a tie late in the second half, giving the Vikings (6-1-1, 4-1) the win over the Eagles (6-1, 3-1).
Hallie Aaron and Nicki Krause, who also assisted on the game-winning goal, scored second-half goals for the Vikings.
No. 6 Glenelg 3, No. 12 Centennial 0: The host Gladiators (9-1 overall, 5-0 league) scored on three of 12 penalty corners to upend the Eagles (6-2, 4-1). Kelly O'Connor scored twice and Elizabeth Narron added a goal and an assist for Glenelg, which limited Centennial to two shots.
No. 7. Francis Scott Key 4, Middletown 2: Junior striker Toni Stambaugh scored twice to lead the Eagles (6-2-1) to the come-from-behind win over the Knights.
After Middletown took a 2-0 halftime lead, junior Jen Bassler was moved from halfback to forward and responded by assisting on three of the Eagles' second-half goals. Sarah Guynn opened the scoring for Key 14:52 in the half, and Stambaugh scored 58 seconds later to tie the score at 2. Valarie Legg scored the game-winner with 9:09 remaining.
No. 11. Dulaney 1, Franklin 0: Senior forward Tara Landman scored 4:38 into the second half to lead the Lions (7-1) over the Indians.
No. 13. Long Reach 6, Wilde Lake 0: Senior Brandi Franks had a goal and three assists and sophomore Rashmi Bhanot added two goals and one assist to lead the Lightning over the Wildecats.