High-Flying No. 3 Gettysburg Doubles Up Blue Jays

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. Senior Hollis Stahl (Hightstown, N.J./Peddie School) posted five goals and one assist and classmate Nina Emala (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) added four scores to lead the third-ranked Gettysburg College women's lacrosse team to an 18-9 victory over host Elizabethtown College on Tuesday.

Gettysburg (6-0) has scored at least 14 goals in every game this spring, and the Bullets came out firing against Elizabethtown (3-2), opening up a 5-0 lead in less than 10 minutes. Senior Lexie Hearn (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) threw in the opening goal just 18 seconds in for her 100th career point.

The Blue Jays went on a run of their own, netting three consecutive goals in just over a minute to pull to 5-3 with 16:48 on the first-half clock. Gettysburg retaliated with an 8-0 run into the beginning of the second half to blow the game open. Stahl hit the back of the net three times with Emala and sophomore Hannah Church (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales) each putting up two scores.

Katie Caprinolo and Sarah Cullinan went back-to-back for Elizabethtown to pull to 13-5, but three more Bullet goals found their way in, the last by freshman Lindsey Robinson (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) spotting the visitors a 16-5 lead with 10:56 left to play.

Gettysburg finished with the edge in shots (42-19) and draw controls (16-12), while forcing the hosts into 29 turnovers.

Stahl scored on half of her shot attempts and added two ground balls and four draw controls. Her goal output boosted her into fifth place on Gettysburg's all-time list with 150 career goals. Emala posted seven shots and tallied two ground balls and a caused turnover, while Hearn posted two goals and an assist.

Church and senior Jessica Crane (Sudbury, Mass./Sudbury-Lincoln) each finished with a pair of scores and freshman Lindsay Menton (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg Country Day School) added one goal and one assist. Senior Anna Scanlan (Lutherville, Md./Roland Park Country School) posted a team-high three ground balls and corralled one draw control.

Senior goalie Kristen Krammer (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) made seven saves and picked up her fifth victory for Gettysburg.

Caprinolo and Cullinan led Elizabethtown with four and three goals, respectively, the latter adding an assist. Rachael Waldman made a dozen saves in relief of starting goalie Nicole Day, who suffered an injury on the game's opening goal.

Gettysburg returns to action this weekend with a Centennial Conference affair at Muhlenberg College on Saturday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m.


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