Gilman gets 9-4 win over Calvert Hall

April 14, 1993|By Marc Bouchard | Marc Bouchard,Contributing Writer

Gilman coach John Tucker says there are no stars on his team.

Perhaps that was never more evident than in the Greyhounds' 9-4 win over visiting Calvert Hall yesterday.

Seven different players scored for Gilman as the second-ranked Greyhounds (4-1, 4-1) remained one game behind top-ranked St. Paul's (6-0, 5-0) in the MSA Armstrong Conference A League Division I standings. St. Paul's beat fourth-ranked St. Mary's, 10-5, yesterday.

No. 12 Calvert Hall dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-4 in Division II of the league.

The Cardinals scored first when Pete Hilgartner took a pass from Scott Meushaw and beat Gilman goalie Corey Popham less than two minutes into the game.

But Calvert Hall was scoreless the next 15:42 while Gilman rattled off six goals, by Chase Martin, Peter McGill, Michael Allan, Dylan Schlott, Bryan Smith and Matt Buck.

"Our feeling is if we can get through the first quarter in good shape, then our depth will take over," Tucker said. "We don't have an outstanding guy, but we have a lot of good players who run hard the entire game."

Tim Kearney's unassisted goal with 2:18 left brought Calvert Hall to 6-2, but Gilman's Mark Cornes scored with 12 seconds left in the half to move the deficit back to five.

Smith scored an extra-man goal 2:09 into the third quarter to widen the Greyhounds' margin to 8-2.

Hilgartner scored his second goal of the game to bring Calvert Hall back within five with 5:07 left in the quarter, but Schlott answered one minute later with a crank from just outside the restraining line to again give Gilman a six-goal lead.

Calvert Hall's Tim Kowalewski scored with 1:10 left in the third quarter for the final margin.

Allan finished with a goal and three assists for the Greyhounds, who outshot the Cardinals 30-17. Lorne Smith had three assists for Gilman, and Schlott, who played in a limited role because of a knee injury, and Bryan Smith finished with two goals each.

"They're a super group of athletes, and they're very well-coached," said Calvert Hall coach Mike Thomas. "They don't have a weakness."

Because of the Greyhounds' depth, Calvert Hall's defense was forced to play a soft zone.

"You can't key on one player because they've got so many good ones," Thomas said. "We just wanted to the control the ball, and we failed."

In addition to being a deep team, Gilman is also a mature team. The Greyhounds return nine starters from the group that finished last year ranked sixth in the area.

"They've really grown up a lot," Tucker said. "Physical maturity is one thing, but mental maturity is something you can't replace."

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