No. 2 Gilman runs away from Boys' Latin, 15-5

May 04, 1994|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Gilman's second-ranked lacrosse team deserves a day off.

And yesterday's 15-5 victory over No. 5 Boys' Latin ensured the Greyhounds of just that.

"We knew if we won this game we would get a first-round bye in the [Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference] playoffs and we wanted to control our own destiny because last year we had to worry about other people winning for us," said Greyhounds coach John Tucker.

"Today, we had a chance to control our destiny and we really came out ready to play."

The Greyhounds (9-2, 7-2) broke the game open in the waning seconds of the second quarter as they scored five unanswered goals in a 91-second span to claim a 9-3 halftime lead.

Junior midfielder James McIntyre (two goals, two assists) initiated the second-quarter barrage and gave his team a 5-3 lead when he found the net on a feed from Mark Cornes with 1:34 left in the half.

Cornes, a senior midfielder who finished with three goals and one assist, scored 14 seconds later on an assist from McIntyre and Jim Zimmerman put the hosts ahead 7-3 with his unassisted goal with 21 seconds left in the half.

The Greyhounds weren't finished.

Senior attackman Mike Allan, who led all scorers with four goals and one assist, scored on a feed from McIntyre with 14 seconds left, and Stewart Kesmodel added the ninth and final goal of the half with three seconds showing on the clock.

"I told the kids all weekend that you have to be willing to play all 40 minutes because you can't relax against Gilman," said Boys' Latin coach Bob Shriver. "We got back to within 4-3, we relaxed and all of a sudden it's 9-3."

The Greyhounds, who were coming off last Friday's 9-8 overtime loss to St. Paul's, quickly added to their lead in the third quarter.

After goals by Allan, Chase Martin and Lorne Smith, they were up 12-3.

Gilman goalie Corey Popham registered four momentum-shifting saves before being relieved by back-ups R. C. Kauffman and Ian Pitha.

The Lakers (13-3, 6-2), who won their division and who will make their ninth playoff appearance in the last 11 years when they play host to Calvert Hall in next Tuesday's opening round, got single goals from five players, including a goal and an assist each from Brad Gilroy and Chris Turner.

"We hit a blitzkrieg. We got out-coached, we got out-played, we got out-everything," said Shriver.

"We weren't ready for all the pressure. We didn't handle the pressure. We didn't catch and throw. We didn't pick up ground balls. They just beat the heck out of us."

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