Petrera scores twice in season-opening win over DeMatha


A slow first half found top-ranked McDonogh trailing DeMatha, 1-0, in the Eagles season-opener, Friday afternoon in Hyattsville. The deficit did not last long.

The Eagles exploded for five second half goals, while holding the Stags scoreless over the final 45 minutes, to pull away with a 5-1 victory.

Vince Petrera lead the way with 2 goals, and Kyle Brown, Jacob Murrell, and Matt Owusu each added one. Murrell also had a pair of assists.

NO. 1 MCDONOGH 5, DEMATHA 1
MCD 0 5 — 5
DEM 1 0 — 1
GOALS: McD-Petrera 2, K. Brown, Murrell, Owusu; DEM-N/A.
ASSISTS: MCD-Murrell 2, K. Brown, J. Brown, Peacock; DEM-N/A.
SAVES: MCD-Connor Smith 5; DEM-N/A.