No. 2 Boys’ Latin School showed no hangover from Tuesday’s heart-breaking double-overtime loss at top-ranked McDonogh School, as the Lakers hosted Gilman School, Friday, and scored a 16-8 MIAA A Conference lacrosse rout.
BL (12-3 overall) is now 7-1 in the conference, but the Lakers still have some work to do when they host arch-rival St. Paul’s on Tuesday. The 4th-ranked Crusaders defeated No. 3 Calvert Hall College, 9-5, to improve to 6-2 in the league and thus, the winner of Tuesday’s showdown will finish second in the league and claim a first round playoff bye.
Senior Logan Wisnauskas powered the Lakers on Friday, scoring 4 goals and adding 1 assist. Luke Shilling and Matt Brandau also had a big afternoon, combining for 5 goals and 4 assists.
Greg Ey added a pair of goals and Robbie Gothier had a goal and an assist. Also scoring for the Lakers were Koby Russell, Regan McNemer, Conner Kaplin and Nate Malinowski. Brendan Mullally and Tucker Booth each contributed an assist to the victory.
Gilman’s Austin Hudson also scored 4 goals. Wade Oursler added a pair of goals for the Greyhounds, while Jack Houley and Matt Siems scored once each.
While BL battles St. Paul’s for second place, the Greyhounds (3-12, 3-5) will turn their focus to arch-rival and top-ranked McDonogh. Gilman must defeat McDonogh (15-1, 8-0) and have Severn lose its contest with Archbishop Spalding to reach the post-season.
The Eagles will be motivated by their quest to complete and undefeated regular season, but these are old and fierce rivals, so anything is possible.