The No. 1 Gilman boys lacrosse team always appears on the verge of a scoring run.
In a victory over Georgetown Prep (Washington), Gilman scored nine unanswered goals. In a win over Haverford (Pa.), the Greyhounds scored eight of the game's last 10 goals in the final 18 minutes of the game.
So it really wasn't a surprise when the visiting Greyhounds (11-0, 4-0 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) went on a five-goal run in the second half yesterday that propelled them to a 9-4 win over No. 5 McDonogh.
"I like to think we're a pretty deep team, and I think that takes its toll on a lot of teams," Gilman coach Brooks Matthews said.
"We keep our guys fresh so they're able to continue to move the ball at a high rate of speed and keep running our offense efficiently." "
After taking a 4-3 halftime lead, Gilman went on a five-goal run from midway through the third quarter to midway through the fourth quarter. Midfielder Greg McBride (one goal, two assists) found Davey Emala in front of the net for the first goal with 5:36 left in the third. Thirty seconds later, McBride found Evan Redwood (two goals), who fired a quick shot and scored, giving Gilman a 6-3 lead.
Ty Kimball scored with two minutes left in the quarter, and McBride scored from 15 yards out with 21 seconds left for an 8-3 lead going into the fourth quarter. Marcus Holman added Gilman's final goal five minutes into the fourth.
Emala finished with a game-high four goals. The junior had four goals in the team's last game, a 14-10 victory over No. 12 Severn.
"We have a lot of offensive weapons and really anybody can step up for us," he said.
"When you have that many people that can score, eventually they're going to fall." "
Sam Greenberg had two goals for McDonogh (9-3, 1-2). Tyler Frederick added three assists, and goalie Tyler Fiorito had 21 saves.