Capodanno brothers combine for the game’s only goal

Two soccer squads needing a win to stay within hailing distance of the leaders in the MIAA A Conference met in Roland Park Tuesday afternoon and a goal early in the first half stood up for No. 20 Gilman which knocked visiting and No. 6 Archbishop Curley.

The goal started innocently enough as Greyhound senior captain Carter Capodanno crushed a goal kick from his own 18 all the way inside the Curley box, clearing teammate and younger brother Ryan Capodanno and a Friar defender, who were each attempting to win a 50-50 ball, in the air. The ball then took a high bounce in the box and Ryan Capodanno found himself alone, one-on-one with the keeper as he flicked right-footed shot into the right upper 90.

Up to that point, the Friars had owned a majority of the possession but could not put together any scoring opportunities. Both teams traded chances the rest of the way, but the defense precluded any further scoring.

Gilman (4-1 overall) improved to 3-1 in the conference and currently has sole possession of fourth place. Curley fell to 2-3 and is in sixth place.