First-half burst carries Gettysburg

Bullets put together 7-1 run in first half to down McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Joe Brody recorded three goals and an assist to lead second-ranked Gettysburg to a 15-6 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

Pat Satory and Danno Lynch each added three goals and an assist for the Bullets (11-1, 5-0 CC), who scored seven of eight goals after spotting the Green Terror (5-5, 2-2 CC) a 1-0 lead just 1:34 into the game.

DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland), the two-time reigning CC Player of the Week, tallied three of McDaniel’s four goals while Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) added two goals and an assist.

After TJ Willoughby (Sykesville, Md./Century) staked the Green Terror to its early advantage, Satory finished a Brody feed at the 11:06 mark of the first quarter to even the score.

Brody made it 2-1 just 4:40 later to give the Bullets the lead for good.

Sartory stretched the lead to 3-1 before Rickels finished a solo run with 1:46 to play in the period to make it a 3-2 game.

Josh Reichert stretched the lead back to two before the quarter expired and then made it 5-2 just 13 seconds into the second period.

Lynch and Chris Cahill pushed the lead to 7-2 at the intermission before Rickels scored two goals around a Lynch tally over the first eight minutes of the third quarter to pull the hosts within 8-4.

Patrick Koehl started a four-goal stretch for Gettysburg that spanned the final 3:02 of the third quarter and first 4:39 of the fourth quarter.

Preston fired home a solo marker at the 7:09 mark of the final period but Andrew Ryan and Satory stretched the Bullet advantage to 15-4 with 3:41 to play.

Preston and Phil Thompson exchanged tallies 28 seconds apart for the final margin.

The Green Terror won 16 of 25 faceoffs, including a 15-for-22 showing from Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) at the X. Dean added six ground balls.

McDaniel returns to action at Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            3            4            -            F
No. 2 Gettysburg (11-1, 5-0 CC)                        4            3            3            5            -            15
McDaniel (5-5, 2-2 CC)                                    2            0            2            2            -            6

Pat Satory 3, Joe Brody 3, Danno Lynch 3, Josh Reichert 2, Chris Cahill, Patrick Koehl, Phil Thompson, Andrew Ryan.
DJ Rickels 3, Gibbs Preston 2, TJ Willoughby.

Cahill 3, Alex White 2, Brody, Lynch, Reichert, Satory, Kyle McGrath, J.C. Ward.
Preston, Jed Barnes.

Shots: G 38, M 31. Ground Balls: G 32, M 25. Goalies: G (John LeClerc – 4 saves, 5 GA, 57:19; Lucien Reichert – 2 saves, 1 GA, 2:41), M (Ty Wittelsberger – 6 saves, 7 GA, 30:00; Brad Motley – 6 saves, 8 GA, 30:00). Extra-Man: G 0 of 1, M 0 of 3. Face-Offs: G 9, M 16. Clearing: G 19 of 20, M 13 of 15. Penalties: G 3 for 2:30, M 1 for 1:00.