The second-ranked Georgetown Prep boys' soccer team stopped a two-game losing slide with a 5-1 victory over visiting Bullis in a key Interstate Athletic Conference game yesterday in Rockville.

Georgetown Prep (9-2-1, 5-1) had lost 1-0 to St. Albans last Wednesday and 2-1 to Gilman on Saturday.

"This was a must-win situation for us -- we knew what we had to do to keep our position in the IAC," said All-Met senior midfielder Matt Wood, who scored the fifth and final goal yesterday in the 78th minute. "This win gives us some confidence."

Prep built a 2-0 lead, gave up a goal in the 43rd minute, but got goals from sophomore striker Johnny Daniels in the 50th minute and sophomore defender Fro Adu about 10 minutes later to re-establish control.

Bullis fell to 8-3-1, 4-2. . . .

Top-ranked DeMatha fell behind in the first 10 minutes, but the Stags rallied for a 3-1 victory over host Good Counsel. Marcus Evans and A.J. Grant each had first-half goals before Fernando Duran added a score in the second half.

Spalding Girls Fall

Spalding's fifth-ranked girls' soccer team scored a late goal to force overtime, then gave up a goal five minutes into the extra period and lost to undefeated John Carroll, 2-1.

The typically high-scoring teams combined for only six shots on a muddy, sloppy field at Spalding -- and half of those went for goals. John Carroll star Ashley Myers, who has scored 15 goals this season, headed in the decisive shot. Spalding fell to 11-3-2.

Centennial Rolls

No. 1 Centennial improved to 10-0 with a 25-8, 25-11, 25-10 win over Long Reach in a Howard County volleyball game. Senior Margot Phelan paced the Eagles with six kills, while senior Alana Eller had seven aces and two kills. . . .

Flint Hill topped Stone Ridge, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20, to claim the Independent School League's A Division title. The Huskies improved to 9-2 and 6-0 in the division.

-- Will Toussaint, Eli Saslow

and Rich Campbell