Lieske steps up for Gilman in 12-7 triumph Junior's four goals lead way over No. 7 McDonogh

April 09, 1997|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Every game, it seems, a different undergraduate steps up offensively for No. 2-ranked Gilman.

In an earlier victory over No. 5 St. Mary's, it was sophomore Andrew Faraone with five goals and three assists. Later, in a win over No. 6 Loyola, it was freshman Ryan Boyle with five goals.

In yesterday's 12-7 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference victory over No. 7 McDonogh, it was Alex Lieske's turn to have his second big game of the year. The junior scored four goals and an assist, keying a 5-0 run that broke a 4-4 second-quarter tie against the Eagles (8-2, 0-2) as Gilman ended an eight-game winning streak by the Eagles to improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Conference's B Division.

Second-team All-Metro midfielder Keith Baker (three goals, one assist), sophomore Jesse Kohler (one goal, four assists) and senior Brandon Cornes (two goals) also contributed, and keeper Brian Nottingham (11 saves) stopped five of McDonogh's seven shots in the fourth period.

Defenders Will Brassel, Jay Sullivan and Damien Davis helped to stymie McDonogh's half-field offense and key the transition with their ground-ball hustle and pass interceptions, but overall, the difference was Lieske, who scored four goals and two assists in a win over St. Paul's and has 20 goals on the year. Kohler also had a big day, raising his assist total to 15.

Greg Adams (four goals, one assist) scored the first three goals for the Eagles -- even giving them a 3-2 lead early in the second quarter -- and Owen Daly and Bobby Benson finished with a goal and an assist each.

"They're a run-and-gun team, and we're more ball control. We were able to keep it close early," said Adams. "But that run they had really hurt us. We played well, but just could never catch up again."

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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