Gettysburg Abuses No. 12 Washington College
from press release
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg outscored Washington College 8-1 in the first half and 12-2 over the first three quarters as the Bullets knocked off the 12th-ranked Shoremen 14-6 in a key Centennial Conference match-up Saturday afternoon at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.
The Bullets (8-5, 4-2 CC) came into the day a half game behind Washington and in fourth place in the conference standings. With two regular-season games remaining, Gettysburg is now a half game in front of the Shoremen and just one game behind Franklin & Marshall College for second; the Bullets visit the Diplomats on Wednesday.
Freshman Jameson Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) scored three of his season-high four goals in the first half for Gettysburg, which won its 15th straight game over Washington dating back to the 2005 season. Junior Martin Manilla (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) posted three goals and two assists while reaching the 100-point mark for his career.
Sophomore Bijan Firouzan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) contributed two goals and three assists while junior Jon Maddalone (Newtown, Pa./Choate Rosemary Hall [Conn.]) made a season-high 13 saves. Senior Matt Canter (Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) added three caused turnovers while sophomore Alex Lanza (Cross River, N.Y./John Jay) picked up a season-high six ground balls.
JD Campbell posted a goal and two assists for Washington (11-3, 4-3 CC) while Ted DiSalvo made 11 saves.
The Bullets never trailed after outscoring the Shoremen 6-1 in the opening quarter. Gettysburg scored the first two goals of the game with Smith and Firouzan finding the back of the net in the opening 2:07.
Kodie Englehart scored for Washington with 10:24 on the clock but the Bullets had a quick response, as Manilla took a dish from sophomore Jack Harvazinski (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and scored off the ensuing face-off. It was the start of a 6-0 Gettysburg run that would last the remainder of the half.
Smith scored back-to-back goals 7:51 apart, and his second tally with eight seconds showing gave the Bullets a 5-1 lead heading into the second quarter.
Senior Bobby DeWees (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) struck with 13:46 left in the opening half before sophomore Jimmy Morris (Waccabuc, N.Y./John Jay) scored the final two goals of the period to hand Gettysburg its 8-1 advantage at the break.
Sid Looney scored for the Shoremen just over three minutes into the second half, but that's when the Bullets reeled off a 4-0 run to take their commanding nine-goal lead heading into the final quarter. Manilla scored twice during the stretch, and his marker with 7:41 on the clock gave him his 100th career point. Smith and senior Evan Thomas (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) also scored in the quarter.
The Shoremen outscored Gettysburg 4-2 in the fourth quarter, when sophomore Robby Maddux (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) and Firouzan scored once apiece.
Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall face off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.