TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 4/14/14
His team has won 103 straight games to tie a national record, but today McDonogh School (MD) coach Chris Robinson was only concerned about winning this one game.
Robinson’s Eagles (12-0) broke open a 9-6 game with a 7-1 run to start the second half and coasted past host Marriotts Ridge, 16-9. The 103rd win tied Maryland schools Loch Raven (1982) and Mt. Hebron (2007) for the national mark.
Elizabeth George had five goals and an assist and Megan Whittle added three goals while Olivia Jenner (two assists) was a standout at the draw.
Robinson was concerned with the talent of Marriotts Ridge (9-1), ranked No. 6 in the Brine/TopLaxRecruits North America Rankings. McDonogh has been No. 1 every week since the Rankings launched last year and the undisputed national champion since 2010.
“I really was not thinking about the game being 103,” Robinson said. “Marriotts Ridge is a great team. I am just happy that we came to play. And we played really well.”
McDonogh last tasted defeat on April 11, 2009, when it fell to New York’s Canandaigua Academy, 12-10, at home. Now, McDonogh can set the mark Thursday when it hosts St. Paul’s School in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) game at 4 p.m.
Carly Miller scored four goals and Mustangs goalie Rachel Ortell was brilliant with 17 saves.
“We take everyone’s best shot,” Robinson said. “It is something that we have gotten used to. We know that we have a huge target on our back and that we are everyone’s Super Bowl. Today we really played well.”
Brindi Griffin, Anne Smith and Andie Aldave each added two goals, the defense was solid and Gabbe Cadoux (10 saves) was strong in goal.
“We expect our upperclassmen to lead the way,” Robinson said. “Whittle and George did play great but so did Olivia Jenner on the draw. She was amazing.
“And for our defense to hold that explosive offense to 9 goals is a great tribute to our low defenders and Gabbe Cadoux in the goal.”