Mike Kimmel scored three goals and Tim Paul and Casey Creaney each scored twice to pace No. 3 Loyola in last night's 11-5 rout of No. 6 Gilman in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinal at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field.
Gilman (8-6) trailed 6-0 after one quarter and 9-1 at halftime against the Dons (14-2), who also got help from Tommy Phelan (11 saves) and Brady Smith (one goal, one assist) in advancing to Thursday's semifinal against No. 2 Boys' Latin (17-1).
Kimmell also had two assists for Loyola.
"We knew they were a good team coming off that upset of McDonogh," said Phelan, whose Dons have a seven-game winning streak since one-goal losses to Boys' Latin and No. 1 McDonogh (20-1). "I think we're [peaking] at the right time."
No. 4 St. Paul's 14, No. 5 Calvert Hall 4: All-Metro selection Gavin Gill had three goals and three assists, and Bart Wagner (second-team All-Metro) scored five goals as the defending champ Crusaders (14-3) beat the Cardinals (10-6) to earn a berth in Thursday's MIAA A Conference semifinal against McDonogh.
Senior Tyler Smith, junior Kyle Menendez and sophomore Chris Clemens, respectively, shut out Cardinals' offensive threats D.J. Comer, Walker Jungers and Andrew Reinhardt. Menendez also helped Kyle Smedley, Kyle Lagratta and Greg Seaman win eight of 19 draws against faceoff king Nick Carr.
The Crusaders led 6-2 after one quarter and 8-3 at the half, with Wagner scoring four of his five first-half goals in the first period. Jack Galvin (two goals) and Craig Andrzjewski (one goal, one assist) also contributed for St. Paul's.
"We have a young defense, so as much as we can get the ball, that's more in our favor," Menendez said. "We have so many players, and everyone did a great job."