Unbeaten Saints rout Gilman, 17-4 Boys lacrosse

April 27, 1996|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

The scoreboard at Weems Whalen Field in Annapolis was ringing like a cash register yesterday, as top-ranked St. Mary's scored goals almost at will against fourth-ranked Gilman on the way to a 17-4 rout in an MIAA A Conference game.

The unbeaten Saints (13-0, 8-0 in the MIAA A Conference) seem to take the game to a higher level every time they play, and unless something drastic changes in the next three weeks St. Mary's will take a place alongside some of the top prep lacrosse teams to ever play in the Baltimore metro area.

Yesterday, the Saints bolted to a 13-2 lead with 4: 18 left in the third quarter, outshot Gilman 24-5 in the first half and 44-19 in the game, held a 35-14 bulge in ground balls and didn't allow the Greyhounds to get off a shot in the first 10: 42 of the game.

When the lead ballooned to 15-4 at the end of the third quarter, St. Mary's coach Jim Moorhead went with his reserves over the final 12 minutes.

St. Mary's has blitzed Gilman (9-4, 5-4) twice and rolled past second-ranked St. Paul's, third-ranked Boys' Latin and fifth-ranked Loyola once each.

"They're definitely a team on a mission," said Gilman coach John Tucker. "[Senior attackman Dan] Marohl is terrific and is just one of three potential Division I caliber attackmen they have. Josh White and Jamison Mullen are only juniors, but they will probably play at the top level.

"It's like you pick your poison as to who will beat you for them."

Marohl, who will play at UMBC next year, scored five goals and had one assist yesterday, Brian LaChapelle had three goals and two assists, his twin brother Marcus had one goal and four assists, and junior midfielder Jim Hardesty scored three times and handed out one assist.

The LaChapelle twins are midfielders and will play at the University of Maryland next year.

"I think our controlling the ground balls was the difference in this one," said Moorhead. "This is such a close team and we're on a roll."

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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