Notre Dame Prep hands St. Paul’s first loss; Collimore scores game-winner (VIDEO HERE!)


Notre Dame Prep’s Emma Kroneberger (left) heads upfield as Olivia Rose from St. Paul’s pursues during Friday’s IAAM A Conference lacrosse contest. The Blazers knocked the previously undefeated Gators, 10-9, in windy Brooklandville.

Notre Dame Prep lacrosse know it didn’t played its best Wednesday at McDonogh School. The Blazers got redemption Friday afternoon.

Notre Dame Prep defeated previously undefeated St. Paul’s School, 10-9, in an IAAM A Conference contest in windy Brooklandville. Haley Burns and Nancy Halleron each had two goals an assist for the Blazers.

Caroline Collimore’s tally with 1 minute, 37 seconds left in regulation was the difference for the Blazers (9-1 overall, 9-1 IAAM A), who kept their composure after blowing a 7-0 first half advantage against the Gators, ranked No. 3 in the nation by US Lacrosse. NDP lost its first match of the spring, 9-6, at McDonogh Wednesday.h.

The Blazers were motivated early Friday, scoring the game’s first seven goals, but St. Paul’s (11-1, 11-1 IAAM A) ended the first half with five unanswered tallies to alter momentum on a blustery afternoon. The Gators, who received a hat trick from Caitlyn McElwee, pulled even at 8 with 17:52 left in regulation.

Junior Emily Peek (two goals) regained the lead for NDP with 6:46 to play. St. Paul’s answered with 4:22 left, but the Blazers won the ensuing draw.

Off a reset, Collimore, who will play for the University of Denver next spring, sliced down the middle and fired a shot past Gator goalie Leah Warehime for the game-winner. Hailey Koras and Kailey Pelkey each added a goal and an assist for the Blazers, who are tied in the loss column for first with St. Paul’s, but owns the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Lauren Steer and Kendall Steer each scored twice for St. Paul’s, which completes its regular season slate with Brooklandville next-door rival Maryvale Prep Monday afternoon. Notre Dame Prep is back in action Sunday against St. Mary’s and Monday afternoon against Roland Park Country School, both at home.