The Hounds went down to Spalding on Tuesday to start the A conference season. Gilman defeated Curley handily but suffered a close loss to Spalding.
On Saturday, Gilman made a strong statement with a dominant performance at the Georgetown Classic Invitational. The Hounds, racing in the seeded division, took first place overall, placing three runners in the top ten.
Prior to entering their bye week, Gilman dropped a league contest to Spalding Friday night. Offensive highlights were sparse against a stout Spalding defense, but Rayuan Lane provided some scintillating moments, catching a deep corner route from freshman quarterback Matthew Parker, and zig-zagging all over the field on a kickoff return for a TD that would ultimately called back for a penalty. Lane led the defense with seven tackles, while senior defensive lineman Gage Crites continues to rack up tackles for loss, adding two Friday to his team lead, as part of the six tackles he recorded overall. Senior linebacker Billy Spillman added six tackles on the day. The Hounds look forward to their first JV contest of the year, against Loyola this week, while getting an off-week for the Varsity.
The Hounds are in the meat of the rugged A Conference schedule now. Last week, Gilman dropped two A conference contests, both on the road. On Monday, the Hounds lost a 4-2 decision to John Carroll. Looking to rebound on Friday at Mt. St. Joe, Gilman found themselves in an early 1-0 hole after a Gaels goal seven minutes into play. The Hounds created multiple scoring opportunities in the first half, but the inability to finish proved costly, as the Gaels pulled away in the second half to eventually tally a 3-0 win. After a difficult week as road warriors, Gilman looks forward to hosting McDonogh today to renew the rivalry.
Water Polo has enjoyed a two-week break in their conference play but returns to action Tuesday against Spalding as they look to remain undefeated in the A conference, lock down the regular-season championship, and earn the #1 seed for the conference tournament.
Volleyball made their annual trip to Pennfield, New York over the weekend following a bye week in conference play. Playing as two separate teams in the seventeen team field, the Gilman “White” squad earned a quarterfinal birth and the Gilman “Blue” squad captured the tournament championship in the Silver bracket.