St. Mary's, healthy again, tops outmanned Gilman Boys lacrosse

April 10, 1991|By Alan Widmann | Alan Widmann,Special to The Sun

ANNAPOLIS -- The return of injured leaders Rob Chomo and David Jones made St. Mary's whole for the first time in weeks. Coupled with a number of Gilman penalties, it was enough to boost the Saints over the Greyhounds, 10-4, in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference Division II lacrosse game yesterday.

The victory, achieved in blistering heat and clouds of dust at Weems Whalen Field, kept No. 4 St. Mary's unbeaten (6-0, 2-0) heading into Saturday's showdown with co-Division II leader Loyola. The top-ranked and defending MSA champion Dons (2-0) visit Weems Whalen at noon.

"It [Loyola] is a very big game, but we're very confident. We're playing well," said attackman Greg Geiger, who had two goals. "We're not trying to force anything, and we're working the ball very well together."

St. Mary's had the time to hone its offense. No. 7 Gilman (3-2, 0-2) served 12 man-down penalties (one for two minutes), and the Saints had four.

"I didn't think the refereeing was consistent. Any time you have 12 and they have four, it can't be," said Gilman coach John Tucker. "That's not an excuse, because St. Mary's has an excellent team. And, obviously, any time you're down for 13 minutes, you can't expect to win."

St. Mary's converted four of its man-up chances, which caused some concern, but "sometimes it works two ways," said coach Jim Moorhead.

St. Mary's was also helped by the return of midfielder Jones (collapsed lung) and attackman Chomo (pulled hamstring). Jones accounted for two goals while leading what transition game there was in the heat. Chomo scored twice.

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