Calvert Hall slips loss to No. 4 McDonogh, 5-3

Cards' resilience hands Eagles rare home loss

Boys soccer

High Schools

October 26, 2001|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Before yesterday's 5-3 loss to Calvert Hall, it had been two years since McDonogh had lost a home game to a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opponent - a fact that wasn't lost on Dino Salaris.

"You lose here like 4-0, 5-0," said Salaris, who scored Calvert Hall's last goal with 6:57 to play. "It's like Death Valley here. You don't escape with a win."

But the 13th-ranked Cardinals (12-4-2, 9-4-2 league) did just that yesterday.

They led 4-3 at halftime behind a goal and an assist each from Pat Healey and Nick Gill, two assists each from Ryan Callinan and Will Bach, and goals from Brett Pearman and Ben Perdew on the way to moving into second place in the standings ahead of No. 4 McDonogh (12-5-1, 9-5 league ).

The Cardinals were ranked No. 1 before a 1-4-1 slide, but had beaten Loyola and Spalding by a combined 8-1 going into yesterday's game.

But the Cardinals lost star defender Chris Miller (broken leg) for the season in the Spalding game. Miller watched from the bench yesterday as Salaris, inspired by Miller's team captain armband he wore, helped Gill shut down McDonogh All-Metro midfielder Brian Yi.

"Every team tries to stop Brian, which hurts if no one else is able to step up to the plate," said McDonogh coach Steve Nichols. "This is our first conference loss here, and it's devastating."

The Eagles, led by Zack Johns (two goals) and Matt Beckman (one goal, one assist), took a 1-0 lead. Calvert Hall tied it with 6:28 gone and, in the next 30 seconds, trailed by 2-1, tied it again at 2 and then took a 3-2 lead.

McDonogh made it 3-3 in the game's 16th minute, but, in the 21st minute, Calvert Hall took its 4-3 lead.

"With Chris out, and facing the wind in the first half, we expected to play more defense," said Callinan. "But we came back from every goal. It was like a dream."

Boys' Latin 3, Park 0: The Lakers improved to a school-record 17 wins without a loss, registering their single-season-record 13th shutout, and keeper Matt Tielsch had seven saves to earn his school-record 26th career shutout in an MIAA B Conference game.

The Lakers, who eclipsed the 16-0 record of the school's 1986 championship squad, moved to 13-0 in conference play and have now outscored the opposition, 53-4.

With the four goals-against, Boys' Latin is on pace to establish a single-season school record in that category, as well, in this, the 17th and final season of coach Butch Maisel (171-103-27 career).

The Lakers have a regular-season game remaining with Severn on Wednesday.

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