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BULLETIN: May 11, 2018 — Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.), after a decade and 198 straight wins, finally loses a game

This evening, a crowd at U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md. bore witness to history.

The history was the finish of the greatest win streak in National Federation history involving a field invasion team sport. In the final of the IAAM Division “A” Tournament, Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) beat Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) by a score of 10-8.

The last time that the Eagles had lost a match was April 2009, some 198 games ago. It is far and away the longest win streak in the history of girls’ high school lacrosse in the United States.

Notre Dame Prep, which had taken McDonogh to overtime only two weeks ago, never trailed during the entire match, taking the lead in the third minute and running out to leads of 6-3 and 8-5 before the Eagles tried to engineer a comeback.

But McDonogh’s shooting often found the Blazer goalie, and the Eagles had an uncharacteristic number of turnovers on clears and in the attack end.

Most importantly, however, NDP was able to win draws against the Eagles’ formidable draw-takers, Maddie Jenner and Emma Schettig, allowing the offense to retain possession for large portions of the game.

 

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