Top-seeded Loyola, which ended Calvert Hall’s string of eight consecutive titles, will enter Saturday’s competition as the top seed. The Dons completed the MIAA regular season with a perfect 8-0 record and they are 12-2 overall.
This will be the 11th MIAA water polo championship. Gilman won the first one back in 2000, before Calvert Hall launched its dynasty. (Past MIAA Water Polo Champions)
Loyola’s opponent for it’s 1:00 p.m. semifinal, at McDonogh, will be determined on Friday as Gilman host Mount St. Joseph in a play-in game. Gilman defeated St. Joe on Wednesday to forge a tie for fourth place with Gaels. The winner will get the opportunity to fashion a shutout of the mighty Dons.
The other semifinal, which will take place at 2:15 p.m. features second-seeded Calvert Hall against third-seeded McDonogh.
The winners will return to the pool at 5:00 p.m. for the championship final. Admission for the day is $6.00.