Tomorrow is a landmark occasion within the historical past of sports activities tv. Oh, certain, there have been loads of girls’s lacrosse video games which have hit the airwaves because the first televised sport 23 years in the past this week when the native Baltimore ABC affiliate confirmed the inaugural sport between Maryland and Johns Hopkins.
There have been loads of watershed moments, with the finals of Corrigan Sports activities Enterprises age-group tournaments being proven on ESPNU, and that in 2021, there have been dueling “nationwide championship” tournaments for loosely-disguised scholastic groups being held in Farmington, Conn. and Columbia, Md. And, after all, full protection of the NCAA Division I girls’s event final 12 months and comparable protection for 2023.
However by no means has there been a full-on scholastic women’ lacrosse sport on nationwide TV. Till now.
For, on the appointed hour tomorrow, Olney Good Counsel (Md.) from the Washington Catholic Athletic Convention will journey north to tackle the Interscholastic Athletic Affiliation of Maryland consultant Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) in a tilt of two of the favorites to win their respective leagues.
The Falcons have had a tough opening to their season, shedding in opposition to some fairly robust sides — Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.), Delray American Heritage (Fla.), Washington Georgetown Visitation (D.C.), and Charlottesville St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.). The present WCAC titlists are 11-4.
McDonogh, a workforce of nice custom and excellence, didn’t make the IAAM ultimate final 12 months, however they appear on track to attempt to reclaim its former glory when it received 198 straight video games, a streak lasting almost a decade. The Eagles have solely misplaced to Georgetown Visitation and are 12-1 on the season getting into as we speak.
It must be an fascinating intersectional sport, referred to as by skilled announcers. I hope it’s the first of many to return.