Cavaliers continue cementing their place as power brokers in MIAA A Conference lacrosse
History is everything in MIAA A Conference lacrosse and, more often than not, history has favored the league’s traditional powers.
In 2021, however, a new power has emerged at Archbishop Spalding and the Cavaliers continued to show proof of such recognition, Friday, as they celebrated their Senior Night with a convincing 15-9 win over Gilman School, one of the conference’s longtime blue bloods.
Spalding handled the Greyhounds by controlling the face-offs and dominating possession. The Cavs ground their way to an 11-7 lead after three quarters and iced things by scoring the first three of the fourth quarter.
The offense was paced by a monster effort by midfielder Michael Weissharr, who scored eight points by netting six goals and dishing out two assists. Senior attack Finnian Kelly scored a hat-trick, while Nick Gutierrez had two goals and two assists.
Spalding also received a goal and two assists from junior Stephen Ripley, while Ryan Schrier, Joshua Tang and Jackson Roberts had one goal each. Also of note was the excellent work of the Cavaliers face-off tandem of Blake Malamphy and Trey Fleece who kept possession in the hands of the Cavs. In addition, goalkeeper Jake Oliver made nine saves, including several key one early in the game.
Gilman freshman Michael Maloney scored twice, while seniors Tucker Hebert and Jake Tompkins each had one goal and one assist. Five other Greyhounds scored one goal each.
Spalding (6-1 overall) is now 4-1 in the A Conference where they currently reside in second place behind undefeated McDonogh School. McDonogh edged the Cavaliers 11-9 on April 9th.
The Cavaliers will now have a week to prepare for the next contest, a visit to Boys’ Latin next Friday. Gilman (2-4 overall, 1-4 MIAA A) will also return to action next Friday as it hosts Severn School.
Pictured above: Spalding’s Michael Weisshaar (#8) had his way against Gilman, scoring six goals and delivering two assists as the Cavaliers prevailed 15-9 in MIAA A lax action.