Opening flurry carries Gettysburg to win
Bullets tally first six en route to 16-12 victory over McDaniel
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Jessica Crane scored three goals to lead No. 7 Gettysburg to a 16-12 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.
The Bullets (10-2, 4-0 CC) tallied the game’s first six goals to open up a 6-0 lead in the first 13:06 of the contest before staving off a rally by the Green Terror (7-4, 1-3 CC) to remain tied with Franklin & Marshall atop the conference standings.
Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) paced McDaniel with six goals and two assists to pull within two goals of tying the Green Terror’s all-time goal-scoring record with 176 collegiate tallies. Baer added two assists to match her career high with eight points.
Lexie Hearn opened the scoring, converting a free-position goal 5:33 into the game.
Crane completed the first two-thirds of her hat trick 53 seconds apart to stretch the lead to 3-0 at the 7:12 mark.
Lindsay Robinson finished a solo run just 33 seconds later before Lauren Woodman and Nina Emala capped the opening flurry.
Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) broke up the shutout 14:01 into the game before Baer pulled the visitors within 6-2 with 13:37 to play in the first half.
Crane completed her hat trick just over two minutes later before Lines and Baer tallied 1:10 apart to make it a 7-4 game with 9:26 to play in the stanza.
Lindsay Menton and a pair of Hollis Stahl goals stretched the lead to 10-4 with 3:03 showing before Baer completed her hat trick 21 seconds later to make it a 10-5 game at the break.
Marnie Commins and Katie Levy stretched the lead to 12-5 just 8:14 into the second half, scoring five minutes apart.
The two teams exchanged goals over the next 14 minutes before Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield), Baer and Chelsea Watkins (Columbia, Md./Hammond) all scored in the final 1:20 to close the final deficit from seven to four.
Ten different Gettysburg players found the back of the net in the win.
Mintz added two goals and a career-high four assists for McDaniel while Lines scored three times. Baer and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) each won five draw controls for the Green Terror, who finished with a 20-10 advantage in the category.
McDaniel returns to action at Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 12 p.m.
McDaniel (7-4, 1-3 CC) 5 7 - 12
No. 7 Gettysburg (10-2, 4-0 CC) 10 6 - 16
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 6, Brittany Lines 3, Sarah Mintz 2, Chelsea Watkins.
Gettysburg: Jessica Crane 3, Marnie Commins 2, Hollis Stahl 2, Nina Emala 2, Lexie Hearn 2, Lindsey Robinson, Hannah Church, Lauren Woodman, Lindsay Menton, Katie Levy.
Shots: M 29, G 33. Ground Balls: M 22, G 29. Goalies: M (Leanne Hollinger – 14 saves, 16 GA), G (Kristen Krammer – 8 saves, 12 GA). Caused Turnovers: M 11, G 19. Turnovers: M 35, G 26. Draw Controls: M 20, G 10. Free Position: M 1 of 2, G 3 of 5.