April 8, 2009

Huge first quarter propels No. 8 Gettysburg to 14-5 victory over McDaniel

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Danno Lynch and Josh Reichert scored four goals apiece to lead eighth-ranked Gettysburg to a 14-5 Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse victory over McDaniel on Wednesday.

            Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) tallied two of the five goals for the Green Terror (7-4, 1-3 CC), who found itself in an 8-1 deficit after one quarter and a 14-1 hole after three quarters.
            The Bullets (8-3, 4-1 CC) rolled off 13 consecutive goals after McDaniel tied the game at 1-all on a Preston tally 3:51 into the game.
            With 9:12 to play in the first quarter, Chris Cahill broke the deadlock before Zach Pucci stretched the lead to two just 57 seconds later.
            After Lynch stretched the lead to 4-1 at the 6:04 mark, Reichard scored 47 seconds apart to push the lead to 6-1.
            Reichard completed his hat trick with six seconds to play in the first quarter.
            The Green Terror held Gettysburg off the board in the second quarter until Tom O’Donnell scored with 49 seconds showing and Reichard stretched the lead to 10-1 just 10 seconds before the break.
            Lynch keyed a four-goal third with three markers before four different McDaniel players scored in the game’s final 7:19 to set the final the margin.
            The Bullets held a 40-25 advantage in shots and 32-16 margin in ground balls.
            Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) won 12 of 16 faceoffs.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
 
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          -           F
McDaniel (7-4, 1-3 CC)                             1          0          0          4          -           5
No. 8 Gettysburg (8-3, 4-1 CC)                 8          2          4          0          -           14
 
Goals
McDaniel: Gibbs Preston 2, Nicholas DiBernardo, Deane Mellor, Dan Leader.
Gettysburg: Danno Lynch 4, Josh Reichert 4, Zach Pucci 2, Tom O’Donnell, Chris Cahill, Joe Brody, Andrew Ryan.
 
Assists
McDaniel: Preston, Bill Warner.
Gettysburg: O’Donnell 3, Brody 2, Cahill 2, Pucci, Rob Triplett.
 
Shots: M 25, G 40. Ground Balls: M 16, G 32. Goalies: M (Kenny McHugh 30:00 – 5 saves, 10 GA; Brad Motley 26:34 – 4 saves, 4 GA; KR Schultz 3:26 – 0 saves, 0 GA), G (Zach Furshman 48:25 – 6 saves, 1 GA; Charles Floeckher 7:13 – 1 save, 3 GA; John Gilfillan 4:22 – 0 saves, 1 GA). Extra-Man: M 2 of 2, G 1 of 4. Face-Offs: M 12, G 10. Clearing: M 11 of 14, G 19 of 19. Penalties: M 4 for 4:00, G 2 for 2:00
 
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