With its second straight impressive win, Calvert Hall climbs back into the MIAA A lax playoff chase

Seemingly destined to be on the outside looking in following a surprising loss to John Carroll one week ago, that dropped it to 1-3 in MIAA A Conference play, the Calvert Hall lacrosse team has pulled itself off the mat with two consecutive impressive wins and breathed new life into its post-season hopes.

Following Friday’s thrilling come-from-behind, 9-8, win over McDonogh, the Cardinals traveled to Roland Park, on Tuesday, and drilled Gilman, 14-4, to even their league mark and improve to 9-4 overall. The Cardinals currently sit in sixth place in a league that sends six teams to the playoffs, but the road ahead remains difficult as the Cardinals still have to face three teams above them in the standings, as well as arch-rival Loyola before the playoff picture is settled.

Of course, you can only take them one at a time and on Tuesday, the Cardinals jumped on the host Greyhounds thanks to a seven point performance from senior All-American Truitt Sunderland, who scored five goals and handed out a pair of assists.

Calvert Hall also got a major boost with the return of Shuey Kelly, who had missed several games with an injury. He quickly contributed with a hat-trick and and assist. Wyatt Hottle added a goal and an assist, while Davis Provost, EJ Vasile, Donovan Lewis, Thomas Strong and MJ Davis each scored one goal.

Bradley Johnson pitched in with two assists and defenseman JK Kelly added a helper.

Gilman (8-8 overall, 2-4 MIAA A) had four players score one goal each, including Michael Badly who also had an assist.