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.@MIAA_LAX playoffs: @GilmanLacrosse tops @CalvertHallLax in OT on Ruhl goal

Saturday, 10th May 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High school  

By Tom Peace, Posted 5/10/14

Tyler Ruhl converted a feed from Andy Matthews in overtime Friday to give host Gilman School an 11-10 victory over Calvert Hall in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinal in Roland Park.

The win advanced third-seeded Gilman (11-6) into the semifinals on Tuesday at Towson University against No. 2 seed St. Paul’s School (first-round bye).

Calvert Hall finished 13-6.

Gilman's Tyler Ruhl (left), Andy Matthews

Gilman’s Tyler Ruhl (left), Andy Matthews

The other MIAA playoff game saw fourth-seeded McDonogh topple St. Mary’s, 11-6. McDonogh will meet top-seeded Boys’ Latin in the semifinals.

Gilman defensemen Chase Campbell set up the winning goal with a takeaway after Ryan Powers – who was strong at the face-off X – had won the OT draw for Calvert Hall. But the Gilman defense made the key play.

“You always want to win the first face-off in overtime, but we have trust in our defense and once we got the stop we knew we had to finish,” said Ruhl.

Added Matthews: “When we lost the face-off we had confidence in the defense and they came out so composed.”

That came after the Cardinals rallied from a two-goal deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Kelly (two goals, one assist) and Jason Brown tallied the tying goals and Calvert Hall killed a non-releasable, one-minute penalty to send it into OT.

Ruhl (three goals, two assists) buried his game-winner came from the right wing as he ripped one past goalie Joe McSorley.

“We get to go forward and play another game, that’s the best part of it,” said Gilman coach Brooks Matthews. “We earned a great win against a great team.

“This is exciting. It’s competition at the highest level and we are proud to be involved.”

Gilman had two other two-goal leads but Calvert Hall battled back each time, tying it later, 7-7, on goals by Jack Kinnear and Kelly.

Ruhl later put his team back ahead, 10-8 with 6:24 to go.

“We fought hard,” said Calvert coach Bryan Kelly. “I am very proud of our kids. We grew up today and we’ve grown up all year and hopefully we can carry it into next season.”

Gilman 11, Calvert Hall 10

Calvert Hall

Fanshaw 1g
Kinnear 2g
Brown 3g
Kelly 2g, 1a
DeBerry 2g
Bugliosi 2a
McSorley 12 saves


Wittich 3g
Ruhl 3g, 2a
Matthews 2g, 1a
Brown 1g, 1a
McBride 1g
Gemma 1g, 1a
Lee 8 saves

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