Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


In Lacrosse Rivalry, Pius Carries A Big Stick

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published April 12, 2007

St. Pius X High School and Marist School met on the familiar turf of Pius’ George B. Maloof Stadium, but instead of football it was the spring sport of varsity lacrosse. In the April 2 match between the two schools, St. Pius X won by a score of 6-4 to move their record to 7-3.

Marist jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by seniors Sean Rummel and Gary Marshall. With 1:07 remaining in the first quarter, Pius attacker Phillip Costas scored a goal to cut the deficit by one. Pius tied the score on a second-quarter goal by midfielder Brian Melton. Then Pius took the lead on a goal by attacker Taylor King with 6:48 left in the second quarter. Some 3:00 later Marist tied the score for a second time at 3-3 on a goal by senior attacker Baker Arena. When it looked like the two teams would go into halftime tied up, Pius midfielder Patrick Quigley scored a goal with 4.5 seconds left in the second quarter to take a 4-3 lead.

In the second half Marist tied the score for the third time on another Rummel goal. Pius retaliated with a King goal, his second of the match, to take a 5-4 lead at the end of the third quarter. Quigley added another goal in the fourth quarter, and the Pius defense was able to hold off any additional charges by Marist, who fell to 3-6 on the season.