GETTYSBURG, PA – Host Gettysburg raced out to an 8-1 halftime lead en route to a 14-6 victory over #12 Washington College on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference men's lacrosse action at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium. The Bullets improve to 8-5 overall and 4-2 in the conference, while the Shoremen fall to 11-3 and 4-3 respectively.
The Bullets jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter. Jameson Smith scored on a feed from Bijan Firouzan just 79 seconds into the game to put Gettysburg ahead 1-0. Firouzan scored 48 seconds later unassisted to put the Bullets ahead by a 2-0 count. The Shoremen would get on the board with 10:24 left in the first quarter when junior midfielder Kodie Englehart (Coronado, CA/Coronado) scored with an assist from junior attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, MD/Mount St. Joseph). Martin Manilla made it 3-1 just 20 seconds later with Jack Harvazinski getting the helper and Jameson Smith would finish off a Bobby DeWees pass to give Gettysburg a 4-1 lead with 7:59 remaining in the first. Firouzan found Smith and he scored with eight ticks left in the first to give the Bullets a four goal lead after one quarter.
DeWees scored just 74 seconds into the second quarter to make it 6-1 and Jimmy Morris pushed the lead to 7-1 with 11:47 to go in the second. Morris scored his second goal of the quarter with 91 seconds left to give Gettysburg an 8-1 lead into halftime.
The Bullets outscored the Shoremen 4-1 in the third quarter to lead 12-2 after three, while Washington edged Gettysburg by a 4-2 margin in the fourth quarter.
Firouzan, Manilla and Smith all had five points to lead all players. Smith had a game-high four goals and added an assist, Manilla had three goals and two helpers, while Firouzan had a contest-best three assists, while chipping in with two goals. DeWees had three points on two assists and one goal, while Morris netted two goals. Alex Lanza had six ground balls to lead the Bullets and Matt Canter had three caused turnovers to tie for game-high. In goal, Joe Maddalone had 13 saves.
Campbell had three points on two assists and one goal for Washington. Sophomore midfielder/face-off specialist Michael Trapp (White Plains, NY/White Plains) won 16 of the game's 24 face-offs and led all players with eight ground balls. Junior long-stick midfielder Jonny Poe (Coronado, CA/Coronado) had four ground balls and tied Canter for game-best in caused turnovers with three. In goal, junior goalkeeper Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River) stopped 11 shots.
The Shoremen held a 42-38 edge in shots and won 16 of the game's 24 face-offs, while the Bullets held a 27-25 edge in ground balls. Washington was 12-for-14 in clears, while Gettysburg was 19-for-21 in clears. The Bullets were a perfect 3-for-3 in the man-up, while the Shoremen were 1-for-4.
Washington concludes the regular season on Wednesday night with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Swarthmore.