Gilman rolls over Severn

March 31, 1994|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer

The view from the Severn goal wasn't pretty yesterday for keepers Mike Hardy and Willis Woo.

Hardy stopped five of 14 shots from second-ranked Gilman in the first quarter, with the remaining seven getting past him for a 7-1 deficit.

Woo stopped 14 of 30 shots over the final three quarters, but 13 others whizzed by him and into the net.

When the game was over, No. 7 Severn (0-5) -- a 20-1 loser -- had dropped its fifth straight game, its second in the Maryland Interscholastic Association's A Conference and its first in Division I of the league.

In all, 11 different players scored for Gilman (2-0), led by first-team All-City attackman Lorne Smith (four goals, one assist), All-Metro midfielder Mark Cornes (three goals, one assist), Mike Allan (two goals, three assists) and Matt Wise (three goals).

James McIntyre and Brian Malone each contributed a goal and two assists, followed by Scott Bannerjee (two goals) and Dylan Schlott (one goal, one assist).

Gilman also had a 20-4 advantage in faceoffs, and overall fired only five shots that did not either go into the net or end up in the stick of a Severn keeper.

"They beat us up and down the field in every aspect of the game," said coach Michael Burnett, whose Admirals face Annapolis today, followed by No. 9 defending 3A-4A champ Broadneck Saturday.

The Admirals got off just four shots, two of which were stopped by Gilman keeper Corey Popham.

Against a Greyhound defense of Tommy Coleman, Than'l Badder and David Biddison, Severn scored on just one of four extra-man opportunities as Eric Alexander had a first-quarter tally to make the score, 4-1.

Gilman was down a man for three minutes when Cornes scored his team's 17th goal.

"We don't expect to win every game this big," said Cornes. "But we hope that we can work with the same consistency in each game."

The Greyhounds, ranked No. 2 in the area during the past two preseasons, barely missed last year's playoffs with a 12-3 record, including a 10-7 victory over eventual Maryland Scholastic Association champ St. Mary's.

Gilman whipped eventual runner-up Boys' Latin, 7-5, and lost only to St. Paul's (by scores of 12-10 and 8-7) with a split against Loyola (including a 9-8 loss).

But yesterday's victory, coupled with a season-opening, 8-7 win over Avon Old Farms -- among Connecticut's top five teams -- has the Greyhounds aiming higher.

"We came out kind of cocky against Avon, and they put us in our place," said Smith. "Today, we wanted to make a statement."

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