Maddux's Six-Goal Day Lifts #17 Bullets Over Eastern

The Bullets scored twice to open the game, but the Eagles rallied to tie the contest on goals from Matt Soldano and Chris Farrar. Farrar's goal, with five minutes to play in the opening period came courtesy of a Matt Wagner pass.

After Gettysburg (8-3) retook the lead with 2:39 to play in the period, Will Johnson scored his first of two on the day to tie the contest at 3-3 with 1:43 on the clock. The Bullets, however, grabbed the lead off the ensuing face-off.

Though the Eagles won 10 of 19 face-offs on the day, the Bullets took the best advantage of their wins with several goals immediately off the draw.

The Bullets scored first in the second period, but the Eagles answered with a Matt Wagner goal on a Soldano pass with 11:55 to play in the half. The Bullets then struck back immediately as Robby Maddux scored his second of six on the afternoon only five seconds later.

"We got hurt in transition today," Head Coach Kevin Wallace stated, "they made good use of their face off wins, and they broke down our clears for a couple goals as well."

The Bullets scored twice more in the second period to pull away to an 8-4 halftime lead.

In the second half, the hosts worked to hold the ball and the lead. Gettysburg scored the only goal of the third period. Farrar and Will Johnson scored goals in the first half of the fourth period to cut the deficit to three goals, but Maddux scored his final goal of the afternoon six seconds after Johnson's tally to put the game away.

"We get better every time we play these types of games." Wallace stated, "We will be ready for conference play coming up."

The Eagles (6-4) open Freedom Conference Play with a home game against DeSales on Saturday.

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2012-04-11



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