Oct 31 2018

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JV MIAA Championship

From: Greg McDivitt
Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Extended version of the in-school announcement from yesterday:

Congratulations to the JV Water Polo team for winning the MIAA Championship over Gilman on Saturday, 8 – 6. The players and coaches want to say THANK YOU to all the parents, friends and fans who supported the team all year, especially the crowd that traveled to McDonogh: the players were truly inspired by your enthusiastic support.

In the game on Saturday, Gilman started strong and MSJ was down 0 – 2 in the first five minutes, but the Gaels got one back before the end of the first quarter and then team defense locked Gilman down (special kudos to Patrick Bauer, Wesley Reising and Ed DeMaria, who each recorded three steals in the game) and only the Gaels scored in the second quarter, ending the half with a 4 – 2 advantage. MSJ continued to play tough and with confidence in the second half, but Gilman was resilient and stuck around, partly on account of a day when MSJ had more trouble than usual finding the back of the net; the Gaels missed 16 shots on the day, and at the end of the third quarter enjoyed only a 6 -5 lead. But in the 4th quarter, an arcing 7-meter lob shot from Zane Miklasz and a line drive past the goalie’s reach from Alexander Chairs and never-let-up team defense down the stretch proved to be the difference, and the MSJ avenged the only loss of their season, suffered at Gilman’s pool just four days earlier, by defeating the Greyhounds for the JV Championship, 8 – 6.

Goals: Ed DeMaria (3), Alexander Chairs (2), Wesley Reising (1), Patrick Bauer (1), Zane Miklasz (1)

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