Tyler Kelly scored three goals and assisted on two others, and senior Joe Benson scored three times as the eighth-ranked McDonogh boys lacrosse team upset No. 4 and host Gilman, 10-9, yesterday in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game.
The victory clinched a playoff spot for the Eagles (14-8, 6-7 league), who will be the No. 3 seed out of Division I behind No. 2 seed Gilman (7-8) and No. 1 seed St. Mary's.
"This is the most balanced I've ever seen in the league," said McDonogh coach Jake Reed. "And we're happy to be in the playoffs."
Clarke Finney's four goals and two assists led Gilman.
No. 2 Loyola 10, No. 5 Severn 8: Austin Rogers had four goals and two assists as the host Dons triumphed in an MIAA A Conference game, their 14th straight victory.
The win clinched the top seed in Division II for Loyola, ahead of Boys' Latin and Severn.
No. 13 Seton Keough 16, Friends 8: In a rematch of last year's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference championship game, the host Gators (13-6) downed the Quakers in the semifinals behind six goals and four assists from junior Katie Muth.
Seton Keough advanced to play Archbishop Spalding today at Johns Hopkins for the B Conference title.
Archbishop Spalding 6, Park 5: In the other semifinal, Lizzy Bayly scored with one minute left as the visiting Cavaliers edged the Bruins.
Friends 4, AACS 0: Eli Bauman threw a no-hitter to lift the Quakers (11-5) past the Eagles in the MIAA B Conference tournament.
No. 10 Westminster 2, Old Mill 0: Casey Brengle and Shannon Hunt delivered RBI singles in the fifth inning to power the visiting Owls (13-5) to an opening-round win in the Class 4A East Region over the Patriots (9-8).
No. 11 South Carroll 2, Urbana 1: After a Kristen Whetzel triple, Jamie Janowich hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give host Cavaliers (14-7) the go-ahead run in their 3A West playoff victory over the Hawks.
Arundel 6, Meade 0: In a 4A East first-round game, the Wildcats (8-13) downed the host Mustangs (5-15) thanks Jessica Sinkule, who struck out 14 in throwing a no-hitter.