High-SchoolLacrosse: Lovett School
March, 10, 2012
By Mike Loveday | ESPN.com
Mike Loveday/ESPNHSStephen Kelly helped lead Calvert Hall to an opening round win at the Brine King of Spring Face off Classic.CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Calvert Hall (Towson, Md.) looked every bit like the No. 1 team in the nation with a 17-2 win over Lovett School (Atlanta) in the Brine King of Spring Face-off Classic.
Patrick Kelly scored four goals and dished out three assists to help the Cardinals start the season 1-0.
"This is the first step of many. We want to take away the things that we did well, but they know the things that they need to work on." Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said. "When we get guys not wanting to get their points and more worried about winning, that's when we'll be really good."
Calvert Hall took advantage of two non-releasable penalties on Lovett, scoring five goals in five minutes with the man advantage. The first penalty, an illegal stick, forced Lovett to play a man down for three minutes which led Calvert Hall to score four goals to increase its lead to 5-0.
The Cardinals were voted as the No. 1 team in the POWERADE FAB 50, receiving six of eight first place votes. Their next game is Sunday against No. 49 St. Mark's (Dallas).
Lovett drops to 3-2. The Lions next game is at home against Whitewater (Fayetteville, Ga.).
Winning At The X
ESPNHS No. 8 junior Stephen Kelly went 10-1 on face offs and scored one goal in the win. Overall, Calvert Hall went 16-4 on face offs and controlled possesion for most of the game.
Calvert Hall started the game without Evan Connell, the No. 50 senior in the ESPNHS 100. The defender got sick after the team left for North Carolina on Friday and sat for the game on Saturday.
Junior Tom Bennett was knocked out of the game after he suffered a concussion in the second half.
Lovett is without the No. 6 senior, Jordan Cunningham, who tore his ACL in the first game of the year and will miss the entire season.
Other Scores From Day 2
(Scores will be updated as we recieve them)
Rockhurst Jesuit (MO) def. Christ School (N.C.), 7-6 OT
Addison Degen scored two goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime. Goalie Emerson Hodes recorded seven saves and Sam Krause scored two goals in the win for Rockhurst. Christ School suffers its first loss of the year (6-1) while Rockhurst Jesuit improves to 2-1.
St. Anne's-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.) def. No. 49 St. Mark’s (Dallas, Texas), 6-1
Ian Robertson scored three goals in the win while goalie Colin Bressan recorded 16 saves for St. Anne's. Dylan Park added a goal and Miles Davis had an assist in the win.
Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.) def. RJ Reynolds (Raleigh, N.C.) 8-5
Andy Teasdall scored three goals and added two assists and Alex Karpinski and Davis Welch each scored a goal for RJ Reynolds. Reynolds goalie Marshall Montgomery recorded 10 saves. Reynolds falls to 1-2 while Blue Ridge improves to 2-0.
Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.) def. East Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 17-7
Will Donohue scored four goals and added an assist and Emerson Schaeffer recorded eight saves in the win for Charlotte Latin. Carson Song totaled five points (three assists, two goals) and Carson Clough had three assists and a goal in the win. Jackson Voyer scored two goals and added two assists for East Chapel Hill. Charlotte Latin improves to 2-1 while East Chapel Hill falls to 1-3.
Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.) def. Providence Day School (Charlotte, N.C.), 9-5
Walker Brown totaled four assists and Wyatt Devine recorded 10 assists for Norfolk Academy. David Best and Thomas Brown each scored two goals in the win. Sophomore goalie Mitch Renfrow recorded 13 saves for Providence. Steve Onak scored two goals and added an assist in the loss. Providence Day drops to 3-1 while Norfolk improves to 3-0.
Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) def. Apex (N.C.), 10-7
Lambert came back from being down 5-4 at halftime to outscore Apex 6-2 in the second half to win. Cory Phillips scored three goals and added two assists and Teddy Ryan scored two goals with one assist in the win. Goalie Alec McNamara recorded 10 saves in the victory. Apex drops to 2-4 while Lambert improves to 9-0 this season.
St. Christopher’s School (Richmond, Va.) def. Ravenscroft School (Raleigh, N.C.), 7-2
Ravenscroft is 0-1 on the season. St. Christopher's improves its record to 1-0.
Highland Park High School (University Park, Texas) def. Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 9-1
Wills Manley scored four goals and Bryce Green had three assists in Highland Park's win. Michael Radford scored the lone goal for Charlotte Country Day. Highland Park improves to 2-2 while Charlotte Country Day drops to 0-4.
Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.) def. McCallie School (Chatanooga, Tenn.), 14-10
Chad Toliver and Briar Davis each scored three goals and added an assist for McCallie in the loss. Cardinal Gibbons improves to 5-0 while the Tornado drops to 3-1 on the season.
Christchurch (Va.) def. Broughton High School (Raleigh, N.C.), 16-8
Kenny Gaspa scored four goals and Brendan Buckley and Pat Young each scored three for Christchurch.
March, 8, 2012
By Brian A. Giuffra | ESPN.com
Donald Obrecht/ESPNHSCalvert Hall (Md.) and Ryan Brown kick off the 2012 season at the Brine King of the Spring Face-off Classic.Ryan Brown is a Johns Hopkins commit with offensive skills to spare and a spot in the ESPNHS 100, but even with all the accolades and praise, Brown still has to earn his spot on the Calvert Hall (Baltimore) starting attack line.
That’s how good the Cardinals are.
With 15 Division I commits and four D-III commits filling out its roster, Calvert Hall is as stacked as any team in the nation. It has four players ranked in the ESPNHS 100 -- including Brown (59) and Patrick Kelly (3) and is the No. 1 team in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.
If the Cardinals hope to stay there and finish the year No. 1, they’re going to have to get off to a good start at the Brine King of the Spring Face-off Classic.
“Nothing is going to be handed to you on this team,” Brown said. “Every day you have to earn what you’re going to get. If you don’t work hard in practice, you’re going to get pulled because we have enough talent to do that this year.”
Calvert Hall is one of the 21 teams from seven states competing in the third annual interstate lacrosse showdown being played in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area from March 9-12. The Cardinals face Georgia state semifinalist Lovett (Atlanta, Ga.) and Texas state semifinalist St. Mark’s (Dallas, Texas) in its second.
That’s not exactly the easiest way to kick off a season. But the Cardinals are excited for the competition.
“Both of the teams we’re playing have a lot of talent, so we’ll have a good idea of where we are pretty early on,” Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly said. “This will be our first live action of the year and we’re going to be playing against teams that will have been playing for a while, so it should be a good challenge for us.”
It will also be a challenge for the other schools competing. Calvert Hall isn’t the only one with talent.
“Lovett features returning All-American attackman Cory Palmer. In Lovett’s game against the Cardinals, Palmer and Cardinals defender Evan Connell, who is the No. 50 ranked player in the ESPNHS 100, will battle on the offensive end of the field.
Every day you have to earn what you're going to get. If you don't work hard in practice, you're going to get pulled because we have enough talent to do that this year.” -- Calvert Hall senior Ryan Brown
Other star players competing include Norfolk Academy (Va.) All-American defender David Best, ranked No. 31 in the ESPNHS 100, and Rockhurst Jesuit (Kansas City) All-American midfielder Peter Muelenbach.
But nobody has it quite as good as Calvert Hall.
They have three North Carolina commits (Kelly, Connell and Stephen Kelly), three Towson commits (Brian Bolewicki, Tyler Mayes, Reece Bartell), two Johns Hopkins commits (Kelton Black and Brown), two Ohio State commits (Carter Brown, John Kelly), one Norte Dame commit (Garrett Epple), one Maryland commit (John Belz) and more than a half dozen other college-bound players.
Their defense (Connell, Epple and Mayes), midfield (Black, Bolewicki, Belz, John Kelly and Stephen Kelly) and attack (Patrick Kelly, Ryan Brown and Carter Brown) are comprised entirely of D-I recruits and most of the backups are going to play at big-time schools too.
No wonder Ryan Brown is worried about his spot.
“We’re backed up at every position with talent,” Brown said. “We’re definitely capable of going undefeated and we’re not expecting anything less.”
With a roster that deep and talented, they shouldn’t.
King of the Spring Face-off Classic Schedule
Friday, March 9
Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Va.) vs. Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 6 p.m.
Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.) vs. Blue Ridge School (St. George, Va.), 8 p.m.
Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.) vs. Christ School (Asheville, N.C.), 2:15 p.m.
Rockhurst Jesuit (Kansas City, Mo.) vs. Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.), 4 p.m.
Lovett School (Atlanta, Ga.) vs. St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.), 6 p.m.
Christchurch School (Va.) v. Providence Day School (Charlotte, N.C.), 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 10
At Cardinal Gibbons High School
St. Anne’s Belfield vs. St. Mark’s (Dallas, Texas), 2 p.m.
Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.) vs. Christchurch (Va.), 4 p.m.
Apex (N.C.) vs. Lambert, 6 p.m.
Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.) vs. McCallie (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 8 p.m.
Christ School vs. Rockhurst Jesuit, 10 a.m.
Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.) vs. East Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 3:30 p.m.
Norfolk Academy vs. Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.), 5:30 p.m.
Highland Park (University Place, Texas) vs. Charlotte Country Day, 7:30 p.m.
Lovett School vs. Calvert Hall, Noon
R.J. Reynolds (N.C.) vs. Blue Ridge School, 2 p.m.
St. Christopher's School (Va.) vs. Ravenscroft School (Raleigh, N.C.), 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 11
St. Mark’s vs. Calvert Hall, 10 a.m.
Highland Park vs. Christchurch, Noon
Charlotte Country Day vs. Rockhurst Jesuit, 10 a.m.
Christ School (N.C.) vs. McCallie, Noon
Monday, March 14
Highland Park at Ravenscroft, 5 p.m.
St. Mark’s at Durham Academy, 4 p.m.
ESPNHS lacrosse editor Mike Loveday will be covering the tournament. Check the site for daily recaps and leading scorers. Follow ESPNHS Lacrosse on Twitter @ESPNMike for updates during the games.
February, 28, 2012
By Tom Peace | ESPN.com
Courtesy Cunningham Family/ESPNHSJordan Cunningham tore his ACL in the first minute of his team's first game last week.Lovett School (Atlanta, Ga.) senior long stick midfielder Jordan Cunningham informed ESPNHS lacrosse this morning that he has torn his ACL and will be out for the season.
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