Going 0-for-7 in extra-man situations, fourth-ranked St. Mary's missed an opportunity to upset the area's No. 1 team, losing a 5-4 heartbreaker to visiting Gilman at Weems Whelan Field in Annapolis yesterday.
Crownsville resident Richard Tuohey's crank shot gave the Greyhounds (4-0) a 5-3 lead with 4: 54 left and proved to be the game-winner. Tuohey was the fifth Greyhound to score, while the Saints also had all single-goal scorers.
A Dave Price-to-Justin Mullen goal 40 seconds later cut the St. Mary's deficit to 5-4, but the Saints would miss two scoring chances in the final minute as Gilman held on.
"We were right there with the No. 1-ranked team, and our kids feel strongly that we should have won the game," St. Mary's coach Jim Moorhead said. "Our kids are ticked we didn't win the game."
Gilman's Jay Pfeifer's 14 saves countered the Saints' Tillman Johnson, who turned back 12 shots.