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March 28, 2018 — Not even the weather

It’s been hard to stop the Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) girls’ lacrosse team over the last several years.

Whether it has been nationally-recognized competition, rivals within the best league in the United States, or even super-prep teams from other countries, the Eagles have faced them all and beaten them all.

Even with a coaching change in the offseason, perhaps the stiffest opposition thus far for the team has been the weather. A cold snap, a snow and wind storm, and some ice and sleet in the greater Baltimore region knocked out a week’s worth of practice and games.

But this week, the Eagles made up for lost time, sweeping their first two matches of the 2018 season to move to 5-0 on the season.

Maddie Jenner has been her usual excellent self on the draw controls, and even without the injured Julia Dorsey on defense, the team held Bel Air John Carroll (Md.) and Catonsville Mount De Sales Academy (Md.) to just five goals combined.

Here’s one other stat that opponents of the Eagles may need to bear in mind: opponents are averaging a scant 4.1 goals per game.

Not even the weather can help a team unprepared to go against a team that can hold a team down that much.