No. 7 Greyhounds battle back to Spalding, 8-7, on the road

Sammy King got loose on the crease and scored off a perfect feed from Doug Godine, with just 30 seconds remaining, to lift No. 7 Gilman to an 8-7 MIAA A Conference lacrosse victory over No. 12 Archbishop Spalding, Friday in Severna Park.

The Cavaliers, who have proved to be a competitive bunch in the early going this year, won the final face-off and were able squeeze off two shots, but could not find the equalizer.

Spalding took a 6-4 lead after three quarters, but Gilman rallied by outscoring the Cavs 4-1 in the final quarter.

Logan Paff led Gilman with three goals and Piper Bond had two goals and an assist. Godine finished with one goal and two assists, while King, Stuzine and Billy Spilman each had one goal.

Nick McFarland led Spalding with two goals, Will Sherwood had one goal and one assist and Josh Tang had two helpers. Scoring once each for Spalding were Conor Suplee, Russell Melendez, Burke Webb, and Cole Llewellyn.

Gilman won the ground ball battle, 20-16, and outshot the Cavs 36-22.

Gilman (6-3 overall, 1-2 MIAA A) desperately needed this win after losing its first two league contests. Spalding (7-5 overall) fell to 2-3 in the conference.