Gilman opened their season on Thursday at home against the defending Florida state champions, Ponte Vedra. The Greyhounds were tested the entire game as the Sharks kept coming and never lost steam. But Gilman was able to come away with the 11-9 victory to open the 2020 season.
The Greyhounds were slow out of the gate whereas the Sharks looked like a team that had played seven games so far this season.
Sam King didn’t waste time and put Gilman on the scoreboard. King had four goals and two assists. Jake Tompkins also had a three goal game as well as Dutch Furlong having a multi-goal game for the Greyhounds.
Ponte Vedra came prepared and ready to play. The Sharks never wavered but Gilman was able to find the back of the net a few more times. Although, junior Joe Taraboletti had a four-goal game for the Sharks, who will play another Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A- Conference opponent in Boys’ Latin on Saturday.
Gilman’s next game will be on the road against Georgetown Prep (D.C.) on March 10.
#1 Sam King 4g 2a#15 Jake Tompkins 3g 1a#3 Dutch Furlong 2g 1a#13 Billy Spilman 1g 1a#12 Casey Doyle 1g#21 Max Carneal 1a#45 Chase Brody 1a
Gilman Goal Tending
#9 Essex Thayer 3 saves 3 goals against#0 Kyle Morris 2 saves 6 goals against
Ponte Vedra Scoring
#3 Taraboletti 4g#22 Parlette 2g 1a#26 Parker 1g 1a#24 Welch 1g#88 Smith 1g#13 Olkiewicz 1a
#21 Ewalt 1a