Quality matchups fill today's schedule
Take your pick, high school sports fan. Today's schedule is filled with quality games in every sport for your viewing pleasure.
In boys soccer, the big showdown comes in the MIAA, where No. 2 Mount St. Joseph plays host to No. 4 McDonogh. The visiting Eagles were knocked off their No. 1 perch over the weekend when Perry Hall stunned them in overtime, 2-1. How McDonogh responds in an important league game against the undefeated Gaels (3-0, 2-0 in league play) will give you an idea as to what the defending league champ Eagles are all about this season.
There's a ton of quality girls soccer matches with No. 1 McDonogh going up against emerging Notre Dame Prep; No. 11 Mercy visiting No. 5 Spalding; No. 15 Marriotts Ridge up against No. 8 Wilde Lake; and two defending champs squaring off when No. 2 and Class 2A champ River Hill heads to Glenelg to take on the defending 1A champ Gladiators.
Field hockey has No. 4 South River up against No. 3 Broadneck in Anne Arundel play; No. 1 Garrison Forest traveling to No. 10 St. Mary's in IAAM action; and Century at No. 12 North Carroll to try to get the upper hand in Carroll County.
Volleyball has a big one as well with No. 3 Severna Park at No. 7 Broadneck.
-- Glenn Graham