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April 11, 2015 — Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 14, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 4

POSTGAME Thanks for tuning in; we’ll have more this afternoon from Spring Fling in Alexandria, Va.

POSTGAME McDonogh, it seems, likes to play at an even higher level than normal again non-conference opponents. It almost seems as though the opposition doesn’t even know what has hit them until it’s far too late

POSTGAME As has been the case many times before, McDonogh won the game in several phases. It was not just the draw: the Eagles played good close defense and doubled the ball smartly.

POSTGAME Bishop Ireton came in and played very well in the first few minutes, but then the Eagles started winning the draws; if not on the first pull, but on the chase for the ground ball

FULL TIME sounds with McDonogh winning the game 14-4

47:00 McDonogh is man-up and content to run the clock

42:42 BI YELLOW The Cardinals commit a fourth bookable offense and will be playing short the rest of the way

42:42 MCD GOAL Buchanan scores and the last runs; McDonogh leads 14-4

41:00 BI YELLOW Kelly Mathews is off; it is her first card and the team’s third

35:17 BI YELLOW Natalie Irwin is off for two

34:45 MCD GOAL George scores while being decked; McDonogh gets the goal and possession at the center line; Eagles lead 13-4

31:53 MCD GOAL After running the penalty out, Aldave scores while being leveled; McDonogh leads 12-4

30:09 Timeout, McDonogh

30:09 BI GOAL Claire Heaney scores; McDonogh still leads 11-4

29:41 MCD YELLOW Hoffman suspended for the slash

29:31 BI GOAL Sofield over the goalie from the left hash; McDonogh still holds an 11-3 lead

26:35 MCD GOAL George scores her team’s third man-up goal on this yellow card and the Eagles lead 11-2

26:00 MCD FP and GOAL Kelsey Cummings from the left-center hash and McDonogh leads 10-2

25:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME As well as McDonogh has done on free position shots, credit Ireton goaltender Amelia Cole with a fine half

HALFTIME McDonogh has gotten this lead through winning draws, playing good close defense, and converting free position chances

HALFTIME The horn sounds with McDonogh leading 9-2

24:48 MCD FP and GOAL May takes the dumpdown pass and the Eagles lead 9-2

24:45 BI YELLOW Charlorte Sofield is off for two minutes

21:25 MCD FP and GOAL Brindi Griffin from dead center; McDonogh leads 8-2

16:40 Timeout, Bishop Ireton. They need to make an adjustment at the draw circle because McDonogh is starting to assume command

16:40 MCD GOAL Julia Hoffman scores despite being surrounded by three Cardinals; McDonogh takes a 7-2 lead

14:01 MCD GOAL Aldave catches Katie May’s feed, throws a couple of fakes,and puts it in; McDonogh up 6-2

12:48 MCD GOAL George slaloms and twists one in; McDonogh ahead 5-2

11:43 BI FP and GOAL Kayla Marshall from the top center; McDonogh leads 4-2

10:03 MCD FP and GOAL Elizabeth George from top dead center; McDonogh leads 4-1

9:20 MCD FP and GOAL Aldave bounces it in from the left hash; McDonogh leads 3-1

7:03 MCD FP and GOAL Maddie Jenner bounces it in; McDonogh leads 2-1

5:33 BI GOAL Spinning shot by Kayla Duperrozel and the game is tied 1-1

4:05 MCD FP and GOAL Savannah Buchanan from the center hash; McDonogh leads 1-0

0:00 The game is on; Andie Aldave on the draw for McDonogh — it’s nice to know that you can replace your starting center with a member of the U.S. junior national team!

PREGAME Bishop Ireton is in the maroon with gold numbers; McDonogh is in the all-white with black numbers and orange trim

PREGAME The teams are warming up under windy conditions, temperatures in the low 60s

PREGAME I’ll reference you to yesterday’s preview, but I think the key to the game today will be the center draw. Olivia Jenner, the McDonogh center, is out with an ankle injury. Her sister Maddy and senior Kelsey Cummings will likely have to be on the draw today, which will throw a variable in the Ireton strategy

PREGAME Both teams are undefeated and are sitting private-school champions in their respective states; this should be a dandy of a game

PREGAME Welcome to W. Boulton Dixon Field on the campus of Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) as the host Eagles take on Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.)

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