Second-ranked Eagles defeat Gilman for fifth straight; Loyola completes sweep of Calvert Hall, MSJ scores another big win; Curley bounces back


Second-ranked McDonogh remained hot in MIAA A Conference soccer action, Wednesday, as the Eagles picked up their fifth consecutive win with a 3-1 victory at rival Gilman.

Senior Casey Settleman, one of the top scorers in the state, netted a goal and added an assist to power the Eagles. Senior Jason Cyrus and junior Sean Nolan also creased the back of the net for the Eagles, while junior Andrew Privett and freshman Kyle Brown added assists.

At Blakefield, No. 9 Loyola completed a season sweep of No. 11 Calvert Hall with a 1-0 victory. The game’s only goal came in the first half when Dominic Caltabiano played a beautiful diagonal ball to Chase Llewellyn on the left-hand side of the field. Llewellyn prepared his first touch forward and with his second touch put a beautiful cross into the box where Alex Reid headed the ball home with 16 minutes left in the first half.

No. 8 Mount St. Joseph followed up Monday’s big win over No. 1 Archbishop Curley with a 3-0 victory over John Carroll. Senior Brett St. Martin led the effort with a goal and an assist, while senior Ian Reger and and freshman Tyquan Stroud also scored and Diego Guerrero added a helper.

In addition, Curley got back in the win column with a 2-0 victory over St. Paul’s. Senior Ben Stitz had a goal and an assist, Tommy Sidleck also scored and Chris Mirabile had an assist for the Friars.

McDonogh (12-1 overall) is now 10-1 in the league and in first place with 30 points. Curley (12-1-1 overall) is 9-1 in conference play and St. Joe (9-4 overall) is in third at 8-3.

Calvert Hall is 6-5 in the league, Loyola is 5-4 and Gilman is 3-6. In addition, Archbishop Spalding is 2-7, John Carroll is 2-9 and St. Paul’s is now 1-10.