The McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
girls lacrosse juggernaut continued to roll on Saturday by winning the Fight for 5 Tournament in Columbia, Md.
The Eagles defeated a strong Mt. Hebron (Ellicott City, Md.) team 11-5 in the championship game as nine players scored. Megan Whittle led the way with two goals and one assist, while Sammie Burgess also notched a pair of goals.
The win gave the Eagles (11-0) their national-leading 80th consecutive victory and enabled them to maintain the nation's No. 1 ranking by US Lacrosse.
It was a huge rivalry clash from many angles. First of all, McDonogh coach Chris Robinson guided Mt. Hebron to five state titles from 1996 to 2001 and his assistant coach, his brother Scott Robinson, still teaches at Mt. Hebron. The Mt. Hebron coach, Trish Derwart, played for Chris Robinson.
Chris Robinson told the Baltimore Sun, "It's a nice win with all the history. It's been a while. It was more Scott than me, because he's still there."
The Eagles, who won five games in five days, routed Manchester Valley (Manchester, Md.) 21-6 earlier in the day.