Georgetown Prep 15,
Reprinted from yesterday's editions
The outcome of Friday's lacrosse game between second-ranked Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga remained in doubt for about 12 minutes. Then, the Little Hoyas got down to business.
Led by senior attack Trevor Casey's five goals, midfielder James Rump's domination of the faceoff circle and goaltender Joey Kemp's 10 saves, Georgetown Prep cruised to a 15-4 nonleague victory on a damp and chilly evening in Rockville.
Clinging to a 3-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Little Hoyas (13-1) produced four goals -- two from Georgetown signee Casey (45 goals this season) -- in a span of 1 minute 5 seconds. They had a similar outburst in the third, scoring four times in slightly more than a minute to take a commanding 11-4 lead.
The victory improved Georgetown Prep's all-time record against Gonzaga to 15-0. The Eagles, who got 15 saves from goalie Brendan Callahan, fell to 4-5.
"We're a streaky team, at least as far as our offense is concerned," said Rump, who was 7 of 7 on faceoffs. "We scored in bunches today."
Georgetown Prep proved it is just as good keeping the ball out of the goal. The Little Hoyas' defenders shut down Gonzaga's attack in the second half, and Kemp made six saves -- many of which were spectacular -- during the decisive third quarter.
Georgetown Prep suffered its only loss of the season to Baltimore-power Gilman, 12-4, on March 18. Since then, the Little Hoyas have won 11 straight. An interesting side was the matchup between brothers Danny and Matt Glading. Danny, a sophomore midfielder at Prep, scored two goals and had three assists; Matt, a senior midfielder at Gonzaga, scored a goal.
"This is the second year I faced my brother, and every time it's just like we're playing in the backyard," Danny Glading said.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Northwest. But several days of rain and a muddy field at Gonzaga forced the game to be moved to Georgetown Prep.
"The conditions weren't ideal, but both teams were game to play," Little Hoyas Coach Kevin Giblin said. "It was cold and slippery, but we were tired of being inside. We wanted to play."