Today’s Game of the Day
Brooklandville St. Paul’s School for Girls (Md.) at Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.)
This has been a game nearly a decade in the making, despite the fact that these two teams meet each other in their Independent Athletic Association of Maryland Flight A schedule.
The reason this game is so important is that the two coaches who were responsible for one of the longest winning streaks in National Federation girls’ lacrosse history are facing each other for the first time. Chris Robinson, now head coach at McDonogh, comes from a highly successful career coaching at Ellicott City Mount Hebron (Md.), where he compiled a record of 106-7-1. He has done much the same for the Eagles, who are 12-0 this season, and 104-8 since he took the helm of the program.
On the other sideline is Brooke Kuhl-McClelland, who had a record of 150-14 at Mount Hebron before taking the SPSG program beginning this spring.
It’s a classic “master vs. apprentice” matchup, as Robinson hired Kuhl-McClelland as assistant to Hebron. But there is one other thing that both Robinson and Kuhl-McClelland share. That is a six-year period of dominance between May 2001 to April 2007, during which their Viking teams won 103 straight matches.
Today’s game, scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon, will feature two incredibly high-powered attacks. The teams lead Flight A in goals scored with more than 15 per game each. Jen Cook and Brooks Lawler lead the Eagle attack while Kelly and Brooke Boyd pace the Gators’ front seven.
If you are anywhere near Baltimore today, go see this match.