Gilman Lax 10 Landon 4

Each year the Bears take a while to find the chemistry—who will be sources of energy, what offensive player will consistently deliver, who will always cause a turnover or be a stopper when needed. In 2011 that epiphany occurred at the season’s fifth game; this year it seemed that the Haverford game was the defining moment. Today, playing against a very good Gilman team with 7 seniors who will be playing college lacrosse at places like UNC, Ohio State and Denver, this year’s  Bear team seemed to dilute that chemistry. That is not to say that there was any lack of energy or enthusiasm, rather there were defining moments when an opposing D made a great play stripping one of the Bears; or at the end of a great clear, an errant pass put the ball back in the stick of the ‘Hounds; or a player working hard to stifle the opponents clear stepped offsides. The Bears need to use all of the talents to convert those bad moments into wins. They will.

 

The home team was ready to go and as they did against the RP team on Tuesday, the ‘Hounds took a 3-0 lead on goals by UNC bound [1] Will McBride (9:20),Chris Walsch from UNC bound[2] Jake Matthai (4:16) and then Denver bound ² Gordie Koerber . The Bears responded with two goals at the end of the period—Matt Potolicchio (1:53) and Hank Brown (0:06), creating some momentum.

END OF 1ST Q ‘HOUNDS 4  BEARS 2

Big 6’6” ¹ Matthai returned to the scorebook on a blast at 9:55. Charlie Schnider tallied for Landon at 1:52. With seconds remaining on the clock (0:35), Peter Brown fed Koerber to take the home team into half time.

HALFTIME ‘HOUNDS 6  BEARS 3

The ‘Hounds continued to pound the Bears, Dartmouth 2016 A Harry McCarthy added a goal at 4:35 and then Koerber completed his hat trick at 0:17.

END OF 3rd Q ‘HOUNDS 8  BEARS 3

Brown broke the home streak with a goal assisted by Schnider at 5:16. Gilman responded with goals by Max Greene (2:27) and Matthai (1:19, shorthanded). There is strong evidence that  Bears did not back down; for one of the best tests of effort is in ground balls – Landon 22 and Gilman 22 (visitors’ leader Marshall Peters with 5). With the return of Sam Lamson, there was more success at the X.

 

FINAL SCORE ‘HOUNDS 10  BEARS 4

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD

MARSHALL PETERS with 5 GBs

 

NEXT GAME 4/2 4:30 at Saint Mary’s School


[1] According to the Gilman representative at the scorers’ table.

[2] Per LaxPower

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