No. 5 Stevenson Stops No. 20 Bullets in NCAA Second Round

Tyler Reid recorded three goals and two assists for Stevenson, which led 11-6 before scoring twice in the last 25 seconds. Justin Lea and Chris Dashiell scored three goals apiece while Nick Rossi handed out four assists for the Mustangs, who won 15 of 22 face-offs.

Stevenson scored the game's first goal, when Rossi struck on the night's opening shot just 1:02 into the contest. But the Bullets held the Mustangs to four shots over the remainder of the quarter and took the lead with a pair of goals late in the half.

Sophomore Martin Manilla (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) went low for his team-leading 36th goal of the season with 1:06 left before Maddux connected from the left post on an assist from freshman Bijan Firouzan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) for his first goal with 12 seconds remaining, giving the Bullets a 2-1 advantage after 15 minutes of play.

Stevenson responded with its big second quarter, when it outshot the Bullets 18-5 and won all six face-offs. Kenny Whitaker tied it with 9:24 to go before Dashiell potted back-to-back tallies 2:12 apart to make it 4-2 with 3:30 on the clock. Lea converted man-up with 24 ticks showing as the Mustangs took a 5-2 lead into the locker room.

Gettysburg outscored Stevenson 3-1 to start the third quarter and twice pulled to within two. Junior long-stick midfielder Ian Casella (Washington, Mass./Avon Old Farms [Conn.]) connected in transition with 13:17 remaining before Maddux converted a dish from senior Caldwell Rohrbach (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Academy) to make it 6-4 with 10:32 left.

After a Lea goal with 8:24 to go, junior Evan Thomas (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) took a pass from Maddux and blasted in a shot from the right wing to make it 7-5. But the Mustangs answered with the final two goals of the quarter, as Reid and Michael Crowe scored 2:38 apart to set the score at 9-5 after three quarters of play.

The hosts extended their advantage to 10-5 with 9:33 remaining on Lea's third goal of the night. Maddux made it a four-goal game with his wraparound tally from the left post with 7:42 left on a pass taking a dish from freshman Jack Harvanzski (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville). It was his 28th goal of the season the most by a Bullet freshman since Joe Brody '10 scored 36 in 2007. But Stephen Banick answered less than two minutes later for Stevenson, and Reid and Dashiel scored the game's final two goals.

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