The Spectator - October 11, 2022
Cross Country

Cross Country went to the Maryland Classic on Saturday at the legendary Shawan Downs race course to defend their title from a year ago. They raced against 35 other teams and came in first again with a score of 156. Ryan Collins came in 5th with Jemmel Green close behind in 12th. Several guys went under 18 mins for the first time in this race. 

Football

Football dropped a Friday night contest at A-conference power Spalding. Following a Dejuan Lane interception, Matt Parker threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Amir Arnold in the second quarter to rally the Hounds, but the depth and talent of Spalding was too much to overcome. The Hounds saw continued quality play from the linebacking core of Ian Evans, Jay Wilkerson, and Carson Mingo. Mingo in particular has been a standout of late, recording double digit tackles against Mt. St. Joe and Pallotti.

Soccer

Soccer continues to play exciting close ballgames, with two more overtime thrillers this past week. On Tuesday, playing on the Oval in wet and windy conditions against St. Paul’s, the Hounds jumped to a 1-0 lead early, but the game remained scoreless from there deep into the second half. Playing down a man, it looked as if the Hounds defense would prevail, but St. Paul’s was able to tie the game before regulation expired. Thankfully, the Hounds rallied in the second overtime period and netted the game winner.

On Friday, Gilman again played extra time against Spalding. Gilman controlled possession throughout, and had several quality scoring opportunities. Leading early and down 2-1 late, Ryan Capodonno tied the game at 2 late in the second half. Gilman had a corner as regulation ended, but failed to convert, and Spalding scored on a deflection in the first overtime to take the win.

After a convincing 4-1 win at Boys' Latin yesterday, the Hounds continue A conference play this week traveling to Calvert Hall Wednesday and Concordia Prep on Friday.

Volleyball

Gilman continued its successful run through the MIAA this past week, but dropped a rematch against Mt. St. Joe. Gilman handed the Gaels their only loss of the season at home earlier in the season, but weren’t as lucky this past week, as MSJ took a 3-0 win. 

Gilman traveled to New York over the weekend for the annual Pennfield tournament. Gilman had a chase to play tough competition in the Silver bracket against teams from the upstate area, and finished second. The Hounds play at Calvert Hall Wednesday before serving as the nightcap to Triple the Spirit against St. Paul’s this Friday at 7 p.m.

Water Polo

Water polo had a successful weekend as the host school for the Gilman Challenge. Playing top area competition, the JV and varsity teams went undefeated for the day. Varsity handled Gonzaga easily in the first match, winning 13-4, and beat Landon handily in the afternoon match 11-5. Thursday, water polo hosts Spalding, giving the boys a second chance at the only MIAA tram to defeat them so far this season.