Boys' private school lacrosse roundup

D.C. lacrosse teams win four games against some of Baltimore's best

By Christian Swezey
Monday, March 22, 2010

It's not often that a lacrosse player can equal or improve on a two-goal, four-assist performance in less than 24 hours. But that is what happened to St. Stephen's/St. Agnes junior attackman David Solomon this past weekend.

Solomon had two goals and four assists in a 14-3 victory over visiting Potomac School (Va.) on Friday afternoon. The next morning, he had four goals and two assists in an 11-7 victory over nationally-ranked Boys' Latin of Baltimore at Loyola University's new stadium.

Junior Peter Milley added three goals on Saturday for the Saints (3-0).

The victory was one of four last week for Washington-area teams over teams from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), considered one of the premier lacrosse leagues in the nation.

On Tuesday, Gonzaga defeated Severn, 11-7, behind three goals each from senior Chris May and sophomore Sean Whitcomb. On Wednesday, junior Cory Dobyns scored five goals for Georgetown Prep in a 10-8 victory over Gilman (Md.).

And on Friday, Landon defeated St. Mary's-Annapolis in overtime, 11-10, on a goal by junior defenseman Luke Howard 30 seconds into the extra session.

"Minus a Georgetown Prep or a Landon, it's usually 5-1 or 5-2 in favor of the MIAA," St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Coach Andy Taibl said on Sunday. "That the records were flipped around is exciting for this area. Maybe it'll be a one-year thing or maybe it'll be more consistent. But hopefully teams from the two areas will continue to want to play each other."

Well worth the trip

The 14th annual Jesuit Lacrosse Classic, a 10-team, three-day event held jointly at Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga, concluded this weekend with the host teams finishing undefeated.

Georgetown Prep (6-0) won its three games by a combined 42-11. Meantime, senior Conor Kenny scored a team-high eight goals in three games for the Eagles (4-1).

The tournament featured teams from Jesuit high schools in Colorado, Illinois and Texas. Among the players who participated were Dallas Jesuit defenseman Brandon Bonvino, who has signed with Princeton, and Regis (Colo.) goalie Rhody Heller, who has signed with Virginia.

The highlights for the visiting teams included the trip Dallas Jesuit took to Homewood Field for Saturday night's game between Johns Hopkins and Syracuse.

"The kids' eyes lit up when they got there," said Dallas Jesuit Coach Chris Surran, who was the starting goalie on the 1993 Syracuse team that won the national title. "We have some of the Syracuse players come down and work our camp in the summer, so our guys knew some of the players.

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