After his team’s 2-1 win over Middletown in the Maryland 2A championship on Saturday night, Calvert Coach John Baker called the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference “the toughest conference in the state.”

The fourth-year coach has a case.

On Saturday, two SMAC teams, Calvert and Northern, won Maryland titles at Loyola University’s Ridley Athletic Complex. Northern beat Wilde Lake, 5-0, in the 3A championship behind forward Rachel Deresky’s four goals.

Calvert was previously in the Maryland 2A championship in 2016, when it lost to River Hill. Though the Cavaliers fell behind by a goal Saturday, forward London Lewis scored twice, including the game-winner in double-overtime.

“That was probably one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Lewis, a High Point commit, said afterwards.

Northern’s game was less dramatic as the Patriots claimed their second consecutive state title. Deresky, a Vanderbilt commit, scored two-and-a-half minutes into the game, and the Patriots scored again midway through the first half.

Northern Coach John Battle was worried Wilde Lake would receive an energy boost from the Wildecats’ boys team, which won on a golden goal in the previous game.

“The girls were very, very, very relaxed the last week of practice,” Northern Coach John Battle said. “When they’re relaxed, they play well.”

“This whole season has just blown my expectations,” Severna Park defender Lena McLaughlin said. “It’s just amazing to have made it this far.”

1. Spalding (14-2-1) Last ranked: 2

Both of the Cavaliers’ losses came against McDonogh, one of the country’s top teams.

2. Good Counsel (16-2-1) LR: 3

The Falcons won back-to-back Washington Catholic Athletic Conference crowns.

3. Northern (17-3) LR: 5

The Patriots beat Wilde Lake, 5-0, to win their second consecutive Maryland 3A title.

4. Elizabeth Seton (9-2-3) LR: 8

Coach Brendon Gregoire’s squad fell to Good Counsel in the WCAC championship.

5. St. John’s (13-3-2) LR: Not ranked

The Cadets beat Sidwell Friends on penalty kicks in the D.C. State Athletic Association championship.

6. Sidwell Friends (16-2-1) LR: 1

After winning the Independent School League Class AA title, the Quakers lost to St. John’s in the DCSAA championship.

7. Calvert (14-3) LR: NR

The Cavaliers claimed the Maryland 2A championship with a 2-1 victory over Middletown.

8. Severna Park (15-3-2) LR: 4

In the Maryland 4A championship, the Falcons fell to Perry Hall on penalty kicks.

9. Huntingtown (16-2) LR: 10

The Hurricanes couldn’t get by eventual champion Northern in their regional title game.

10. South River (14-1-2) LR: 7

The Seahawks’ only loss came to Severna Park in their regional championship.

Dropped out: No. 6 Georgetown Day (16-3), No. 9 Chesapeake (13-4-2).