With Sunday off after posting four playoff wins in five days, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes boys’ lacrosse players relished the chance to rest their weary legs before Monday’s Interstate Athletic Conference tournament final.
Senior Isaiah Davis-Allen, a two-way midfielder who will stay on the field until he’s called out, likely needed the break as much as anyone on the team. For the University of Maryland recruit, the down time seemed more precious because the rigorous schedule had kept him away from the Fairfax hospital where his mother, Audrey Davis, is battling lung cancer.
After spending some long-awaited time with his mother, Davis-Allen said he had her on his mind Monday when he ripped in the game-winning goal with 5 minutes 22 seconds left in a 7-5 victory over No. 4 Landon in Bethesda.
With its first-ever win over the Bears, No. 7 St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes claimed the IAC tournament title for the first time. In their six-game winning streak to close the season that also included a Virginia Independent School state title, the Saints knocked off three of the area’s top four teams.