Yesterday afternoon at No. 1 Boys' Latin, second-ranked Gilman snapped the Lakers' winning streak at 14 with a 6-3 lacrosse victory.
Gilman defenders Packer Rodgers, Chris Tully, Lewis Applefeld and Herb Beatson foiled Boys' Latin's high-powered attack with vicious checks and relentless pressure and goalie Cory Popham did the rest. Popham's eight first-half saves -- many from point-blank range -- enabled the Greyhounds to secure what proved to be an unyielding 3-2 halftime lead.
Gilman (11-2) scored three unanswered goals in the third quarter, including unassisted goals by R.C. Kauffman and Chase Martin and another by James McIntyre, assisted by Kauffman. The Greyhounds appeared to score early in the period, but Martin's goal was negated by a moving pick.
Boys' Latin (14-1) cut the lead to three just 53 seconds into the fourth quarter on Chris Turner's second goal of the game, but Gilman's defense shrugged it off and shut out the Lakers the rest of the way.