Gilman rebounds against St. Paul's

Five-goal third quarter lifts Greyhounds, 11-7

Boys lacrosse

High Schools

April 21, 2004|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Gilman was the area's hottest team before being put on ice in a loss Friday to Boys' Latin.

But the Greyhounds turned the heat on again yesterday against visiting St. Paul's during a sun-baked, 11-7 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference win.

Dave Caperna and Charlie Kolkin, respectively, limited top scorers Gavin Gill and Bart Wagner to a combined four points, and Alex Wharton (two goals, two assists) sparked Gilman's five-goal third quarter.

"We were on our heels against Boys' Latin and didn't generate anything," said coach Dave Allan, whose No. 4 Greyhounds (10-1 overall, 4-1 league) are within a game of the conference-leading No. 2 Crusaders (11-2, 5-1).

"I hoped we would respond well after a loss, and we did against an excellent team."

Wharton led a balanced offense that included Scott Tompkins with two goals and an assist, Will Bradley and Davis Lindsey with two goals each, and John Pinney with a goal and two assists.

The game was tied at 2 with 9:39 left in the first half when Wharton, his back to the goal, took a pass from Kevin Carroll, turned and whipped in a point-blank shot over the left shoulder of Matt Landsman (14 saves).

Wharton's score began a three-goal run before Gill brought his team within 5-3 at halftime by feeding Johnny Black.

But Wharton erupted again in the third quarter, scoring Gilman's sixth goal for a three-point advantage and assisting Bradley and Lindsey for leads of 7-3 and 8-4.

"They moved the ball pretty quickly," said the Crusaders' Jason Donati, who scored twice. "We tried to come back, but the deficit was too much."

Down 10-5 entering the fourth quarter, St. Paul's had eight of its final 11 shots thwarted by Grant Zimmerman (13 saves).

During one two-shot sequence, Zimmerman dived to stuff one volley, rose and cradled another.

"There was emotion in us today that wasn't there against Boys' Latin," Zimmerman said.

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