GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Kyle DeBlois recorded a goal and an assist, including the game-winning goal, to lead Gettysburg to a 3-2 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer action on Saturday.
The Bullets (9-4-4, 5-2-2 CC) finished with advantages of 22-13 and 14-3 in shots and corner kicks, respectively, to earn the No. 2 seed in the upcoming CC tournament.
Joseph Potucek (Germantown, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) scored both goals for the Green Terror (4-11-1, 1-7-1 CC), who scored more than one goal in a game for just the second time in 16 games this season.
Knotted at 2, DeBlois headed in his own rebound with 3:39 to play for the unassisted tally that proved the difference.
After a scoreless first half, DeBlois chipped a ball through the midfield that Chris Bayon popped past a charging goalkeeper just 1:31 into the second half.
In the 61st minute, Donald Dokas (Sykesville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) found Potucek to knot the game at 1.
Eric Hynes found the back of the net at the 76:59 mark before the same Dokas-to-Potucek combination knotted the game once again just over two minutes later.
Michael Ratcliffe (Kingville, Md./Perry Hall) made 10 saves for McDaniel while Adam Finkel had three saves at the other end.
Score by Half 1 2 - F
McDaniel (4-11-1, 1-7-1 CC) 0 2 - 2
Gettysburg (9-4-4, 5-2-2 CC) 0 3 - 3
G – Chris Bayon (Kyle DeBlois), 46:31
M – Joseph Potucek (Donald Dokas), 60:35
G – Eric Hynes (Geoff Menge, Teddy Smith), 76:59
M – Potucek (Dokas), 79:17
G – DeBlois, 86:21
Shots: M 13, G 22. Corner Kicks: M 3, G 14. Fouls: M 18, G 12. Saves: M 7 (Michael Ratcliffe 10), G 4 (Adam Finkel 3, TEAM 1).