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.@MIAA_LAX: No. 1 Boys’ Latin finishes another undefeated regular season with win over St. Paul’s

Tuesday, 6th May 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school  

By Tom Peace, Posted 5/6/14

For the second year in a row, Boys’ Latin has finished the regular season undefeated.

The host Lakers – No. 1 in the Warrior/TopLaxRecruits Rankings – beat arch-rival St. Paul’s School, 18-12, today to close a perfect 9-0 MIAA A Conference season (16-0 overall).

The win clinched BL the top seed in the MIAA tourney. St. Paul’s finished second at 7-2 (12-6 overall). Both teams earned first-round byes.

Hunter Moreland

Hunter Moreland

“It hadn’t been done too often in the league, so that is pretty special,” Boys’ Latin coach Bob Shriver said of the consecutive undefeated regular seasons. “Certainly we hope we can finish better this year (last year the Lakers lost in the final to Loyola Blakefield.)

“The league is just too good. To win in the league you’ve got to be good — and we were and are now — and you’ve got to hit luck at the right times, too.

“Maybe we ran out of it a little bit at the end and Loyola played great in the championship game. But to not think about what they’ve accomplished over this two-year period would be totally unfair to them because it’s been remarkable.”

Said BL middie and faceoff specialist Hunter Moreland: “It has been a phenomenal season especially to end on a high note; it’s my last game here. We haven’t lost here (at home) in two years. It’s been a special ride and a special place to play.”

The Lakers were led by impressive shooting performances by senior Shack Stanwick who had three goals and five assists; and Colin Chell and Keegan O’Connor, who each had three goals.

St. Paul’s mounted a comeback in the second half, drawing within 9-6. Mikey Wynne had five goals and an assist and Carter Flaig added a hat trick for SP.

“The possessions were the key – 15-out of- 17 for Hunter (Moreland) in the first half – and when you get that team, that offense the ball that many times they will score,” said St. Paul’s head coach Rick Brocato. “We didn’t have an answer at the face-off today, that was a big part of it.”

The loss to Loyola Blakefield has continued to motivate the Lakers this year.

“It gave us a sour taste,” said Morerland. “We just keep rolling and keep winning the ground balls every second of the game and every quarter.”

Boys’ Latin 18, St. Paul’s School 12

BL” Shack Stanwick 3/5, Colin Chell 3/0, Keegan O’Connor 3/0, Austin Brown 2/0, Tal Bruno 2/0, Riley Peters 1/0, T Moyer 1/0, , Colin Dempsey 1/0, Devin Shewell 1/0, Hunter Morelan 1/0

SP- Mikey Wynne 5/1, Carter Flaig 3/0, Henry Riehl 1/0, Mason Witzler 1/0, Liam Anderson 1/2 , Pollard

Saves: SP- AJ Barretto 13; BL- Jack Pezzulla 9


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