Greyhounds back on winning track

Gilman 6 Severn 1

Boys lacrosse


A week ago yesterday, Gilman's Kevin Carroll was somewhat dejected after a loss to league rival Loyola that ended a five-game winning streak.

Since then, however, the senior attackman-midfielder has stepped up his game, as evidenced by yesterday's two-goal effort in a 6-1 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference win over visiting Severn.

Zach Bradley scored twice, and Kevin's twin, Brian, and David Marshall had one goal each for No. 3 Gilman (10-4, 6-2).

"It's great to get back on the right foot," said Kevin Carroll, who had four goals and two assists in Friday's win over St. Mary's. "It's huge going into Friday's game" at defending champ McDonogh.

The No. 2 Admirals (12-7, 5-2) had been paced by playmaking midfielder Nick Elsmo, who was contained yesterday at various times defensively by Gilman's rotation of Barney Ehrmann, David Fitzpatrick, Paul McBride, Alex Goetsch and Kirby Preroff.

"We wanted to deny him the ball," Fitzpatrick said. "We swarmed him."

The Greyhounds might have won by a larger margin if not for Admirals goalkeeper Brian Phipps, whose 16 saves matched Gilman goalie Matt Chriss behind Ehrmann and Gilman defenders Peter Fallon and Peter Rogers.

"We played pretty well on defense," said Severn coach John Tucker. "But Gilman's defense frustrated us all game."

Tucker coached Gilman to MIAA A Conference titles in 1994, '95 and '98, then had stints as an assistant at Boys' Latin and as an assistant and head coach at Loyola before arriving at Severn two years ago.

Tucker, whose wife, Janine, is the women's coach at Johns Hopkins, will end his coaching career at season's end to devote more time to his family. He may, however, continue teaching.

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