By Bradley Schlegel
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/21/15
Malvern Prep coach John McEvoy admits his team must start to execute better.
“We are beating ourselves right now,” the coach said after his Friars dropped an 11-10 decision today to visiting Gilman School (MD).
The loss left the Friars – 24-0 last year – at 0-3. This was the second 1-goal defeat for Malvern, which has lost all three to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association teams.
“This team is learning to play together. We’re doing some really dumb things, right now,” he said. “We are throwing the ball away too much.”
“We need to have the ball more than the opposition has the ball,” McEvoy said. “We seem to be having trouble getting possession. We need to value having the ball.”
Gilman School senior Jake Waxter’s goal with 2:53 seconds remaining served as the game-winner for the Greyhounds, who were playing their opener.
Jimmy Williams scored a team-high five goals.
“This win represents all the hard work we’ve done to get into shape,” Williams said. “We wanted to start the season firing.”
Andy Matthews finished with three goals for the Greyhounds. Charlie DeMuth scored twice.
Adam Goldner led the Friars with three goals while A.J. Traynor added two goals and two assists and while Bill Coyle chipped in with two goals.
The Friars forced a 9-9 tie on consecutive goals by Williams, Coyle and Traynor with less than five minutes to left in the fourth quarter.
However, Gilman School took advantage of a man-up situation. The Greyhounds didn’t score on the advantage, but they maintained possession until Waxter’s shot beat Friars goalkeeper James Rogers with 2:53 to go.
Matthews scored with 1:16 left to extend Gilman’s lead to 11-9.
Goldner scored with 38.6 seconds left to pull Mavern Prep within 11-10. The team won the ensuing faceoff, but couldn’t generate a shot on goal in the final seconds.
Gilman School 11, Malvern Prep 10
Gilman School — Jimmy Williams 5 goals; Andy Matthews 3 goals, 1 assist, Charlie DeMuth 2 goals, Jake Waxter 1 goal, Christopher Williams 1 assist, T.J. Oursler 1 assist.
Malvern Prep — A.J. Traynor 2 goal, 2 assists; Zach White 1 goal, 2 assists; Billy Coyle 2 goal, 3 assists; Scottie White 1 goal, 2 assists; Adam Goldner 3 goal; Addison Mueller 1 goal; Mike Fay 1 assist.
Ben Shmerler, Gilman, 9
James Rodgers, MP, 6
Andrew Clark, MP, 4
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