Over the weekend, two major national record performances were each extended by three games as Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) ran its record win streak to 158, and Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) coach Kathy Jenkins won three games to bring her coaching win total to 722.
These two lacrosse titans are a mere 50 miles away, and both have tremendous traditions of excellence, standards of play that are far above most of the rest of the 3,300 schools that play the sport, and Division I players who have been at the highest echelon of the sport.
And yet, the two sides have not met on the field of play since April 18, 2009. That’s when today’s seniors were entering middle school.
Truth be told, it’s a shame these two sides aren’t meeting this year. It would be an absolute flamethrower of a game that would bring a couple of thousand people if the game was promoted correctly and put in a fan-friendly venue.
Seriously — how about it? The fans are clamoring for a showdown.