Prep Rally can only hope that this headline will not serve as the Sports Illustrated curse for what may be the greatest girls lacrosse team of all time. Still, the way that the Owing Mills (Md.) McDonogh High girls lacrosse program is rolling along, no curse in the sports universe may be powerful enough to bring it down.
The McDonogh girls lacrosse team has now won 80 consecutive games. Within two weeks of setting a new national record for consecutive girls lacrosse victories, McDonogh has already won six more games.
The Eagles now stand at 11-0 in 2013, and show no signs of letting up having captured the Fight for 5 Tournament title by routing powerful Ellicott City (Md.) Mt. Hebron Academy, 11-5.
Typically, McDonogh won the tournament with a very balanced attack, getting goals from nine different players in the victory.
Even more impressively, the victory over Mt. Hebron was McDonogh's second of the day; the Eagles had earlier knocked off Manchester (Md.) Manchester Valley, 21-6.
The two victories capped a run of five wins in five days, all in a long weekends work for the best girls lacrosse program in the country, perhaps ever.