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March 10, 2018 — Business as usual

Today, a series of friendlies were played at W. Boulton Dixon Field in Owings Mills, Md. featuring the likes of Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.), Bel Air C. Milton Wright (Md.), and Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.).

But for the host institution, Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.), it was business as usual. All you had to do was watch the opening sequence to each possession at the center draw. Operating in the draw circle was senior Maddie Jenner, who was already in midseason form. She won draws to herself. She won them to areas. On a couple of occasions, she won them directly to teammates who were all by their lonesome on the edge of the circle.

McDonogh outpointed their visitors in the 50 minutes your Founder witnessed, and, that should not be surprising. The team culture that has authored a 177-game win streak is surviving the change on the touchline with Nancy Love on the sidelines instead of Chris and Scott Robinson.

And it also helps that distinguished alumna Taylor Cummings is helping the team out.

The team leaves late next week for its annual Florida road trip, playing against Vero Beach (Fla.), Novato (Calif.) and the superprep team from Vaughn Hill Academy (Ont.). From thence, a truer indication of the Eagles’ form will emerge.


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