Congratulations to McDonogh's football team, the girls and boys soccer teams, and the “It’s Academic” teams on stellar performances over the weekend.
After a raucous Spirit Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, November 2, the football team was ready to face Gilman in the 103rd contest between the two schools the following day. Fans paraded to the Greyhound’s campus where, after a scoreless first half, the Eagles hit their stride scoring 33 points in the second half to leash the hounds 33-8! In a postgame huddle on the field, Gilman Headmaster Henry Smyth presented the Price Memorial Trophy to McDonogh’s Head of School Dave Farace ’87. Both leaders complimented the players on the high level of sportsmanship exhibited throughout the game. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.
Later on Saturday evening, the girls soccer team traveled to Anne Arundel Community College to face Archbishop Spalding in the IAAM A Conference finals. Both teams went into the game with an identical record having tied each other in the regular season. However, the night belonged to the Eagles, as they dominated Spalding and in a 5-0 win! Read the Sun’s coverage here.
On Sunday, November 4, the boys soccer team took aim at the MIAA A Conference title at Anne Arundel Community College against the undefeated Loyola Dons. After 100 minutes of regulation play, McDonogh beat Loyola 7-6 in penalty kicks to win the 2018 championship and back to back conference titles. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.
In addition to the weekend’s athletic competitions, McDonogh’s “It's Academic” teams tested their knowledge against more than 100 teams from area schools in a daylong meet at Centennial High School on Sunday. McDonogh’s team of Alastair Cho '19, Nick Cox '19, Sophia Noel '19, and Noah Spector '21 earned the second place trophy.
Congratulations to all the teams and their coaches on their performances; and thank you to all the fans who came out to cheer them on to victory.