GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the game's first 8:29 en route to a 21-11 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse semifinals on Saturday.
Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) led the Green Terror (10-8) with three goals and five assists.
Mandy Buell and Kelsey Markiewicz netted four goals each to lead the top-seeded and sixth-ranked Bullets (15-2), who will face Franklin & Marshall in Sunday's championship game.
Two Markiewicz goals in the game's first 46 seconds staked the hosts to an early 2-0 advantage.
Entrot found Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) with 28:58 showing to cut the deficit in half before Gettysburg reeled off four straight goals by four different players in the next 1:13.
Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) momentarily halted the stretch off Entrot's second helper with 26:49 on the clock.
However, with 25:53 remaining Emily Tropsa finished a solo run to start another five-goal burst that stretched the advantage to nine. Markiewicz tallied her fourth during the run while Buell had her second.
Another Entrot-to-Jacobs connection made it an 11-3 game with 21:06 to play in the opening half before Amanda Borucki and Buell stretched the lead to 10 for the first time with 14:05 on the clock.
Entrot finished a solo run before finding Maggie Quinn (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) a minute later to cut the deficit to 13-5 at the break.
Gettysburg finished the first half with a 17-14 advantage in shots, including 16 of the 17 shots on the frame.
Goals from Jacobs and Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) in the first 3:10 of the second half closed the deficit to 13-7 before two goals from Bridget Kenny keyed another 4-0 run that stretched the lead back to double digits with 21:21 to play.
Two goals from Entrot and single tallies from Quinn and Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) accounted for a 4-0 counter but two Katie Blumenthal goals keyed a 4-0 finish by the Bullets.
Quinn, two days after tying the program record with 11 draw controls in a single game, snagged another seven on Saturday.
McDaniel will now await ECAC bids on Monday to see if its season will continue.