After thunderstorms postponed Friday night's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A2 Conference lacrosse championship game while it was in progress, McDonogh had all night to think about trailing Friends.
"It was such a close game, and we were all really nervous," said McDonogh's Casey Pugatch. "But it helped us. They were on a run and a big break would usually help the team that's down stop the momentum."
The Quakers had scored four of the last five goals Friday night to take a one-goal lead.
While the break did stop the Quakers' momentum, the two teams still battled for most of the game. Jenna Block scored the deciding goal with 3:18 left to give the No. 10 Eagles an 11-10 win at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field yesterday.
The Eagles (17-2), who will move up to the A1 Conference next season, completed a sweep of the A2 competition and won their third game this season against the Quakers (10-6), last year's B Conference champions.
Yesterday's game was the closest between the two, picking up with 11 seconds left in the first half and the Quakers up 6-5. Brittany Mallory tied the game at 6 and it was tied again at 7, 8 and 10.
McDonogh took a 10-8 lead on Pugatch's third goal. The Quakers then rallied to tie with goals from Sarah Bancroft and Brooke Matthews before McDonogh's Amy Jennings drew the defense and hit Block cutting unmarked down the middle for the winner.
Glenelg Country 9, IND 8: The Dragons held off a late surge from top-seeded Institute of Notre Dame to win the B crown a year after winning the C Conference title.
Glenelg Country (11-4) took a 9-5 lead on Greer Huffman's goal with 10:26 left, but IND (12-4-1) pulled within one on Lizzy Jackson's goal with 1:03 to go. The Indians won the final draw but turned it over, and the Dragons, who got three goals and one assist from Abbe Sandler, held on.
IND goalie Emily Mastella made most of her 11 saves in the second half, but 21 second-half turnovers and three goals lost to crease calls cost the Indians.