No. 2 Greyhounds win 5th straight

Gilman 13 Landon 8

Boys lacrosse


Since his preteen days watching from the sideline, Griff Shay always has recalled the Gilman-Landon lacrosse rivalry as "an intense game that's always close."

Yesterday, however, the senior was a key reason Gilman had little trouble winning the eighth meeting.

Shay had two goals and four assists, All-Metro midfielder Brian Carroll had three goals and one assist, and Will Keigler and Sean Murphy each had a goal and an assist as the No. 2 Greyhounds (8-3) notched their fifth straight victory, 13-8.

Despite being outshot 19-3 in the first quarter, Landon (6-4) only trailed 3-2 entering the second quarter. But Gilman stretched the lead to 7-3 at halftime and 11-4 entering the fourth quarter.

"It's not a league game, but they get up for us and we get up for them," Shay said of Landon, a power in the Washington-based Interstate Athletic Conference. "Once we started sticking shots, our confidence went up and hindered what they could do."

Gilman goalkeeper Ned Lundvall finished with nine saves as a replacement for injured Matt Chriss. Landon goalie C.T. Fisher had 15 saves in the first half.

Gilman evened the series at 4-4. In 2000, Gilman used a six-goal third quarter to overcome a four-goal halftime deficit for an 11-10 victory. The Greyhounds won in overtime in 2004 and lost last season, 9-8.

"Our offense got out fast and our defense played smart," Gilman defender Barney Ehrmann said.

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