No. 4 Gettysburg Runs by Stevens, Lynchburg on Monday

CLERMONT, Fla. Fourth-ranked Gettysburg burned the nets for 38 goals in a pair of non-conference victories on Monday from the National Training Center. The Bullets downed Stevens, 18-5, before knocking down Lynchburg, 20-11, later in the day.

Gettysburg (4-0) found itself behind in the opening contest against Stevens (2-2) as the Ducks turned in the first two goals in less than three minutes. Freshman Amanda Borucki (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) put the Bullets on the board at 27:04, igniting an 11-1 run.

Junior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) lit the lamp four times during the streak to reach 100 career goals, while classmate Kelsey Markiewicz (Salisbury, Conn./Berkshire School (Mass.)) turned in three goals and one assist to eclipse 100 career points. The Bullets went into the second half leading 10-3.

Stevens matched Gettysburg with two goals to start the final period, but it was all Orange and Blue after that. The Bullets ran off the final six goals each being turned in by a different player.

Markiewicz led the offense with seven points on five goals and two assists, while Pruitt knocked in five goals. Senior Lindsey Robinson (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) added one goal and five assists.

Senior Hayward Sawers (Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) led the defense with four caused turnovers and classmate Alex Casey (Jenkintown, Pa./Abington) added five ground balls and two caused turnovers. Senior Mairead McGuirk (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) logged four ground balls and seven draw controls.

Freshman Lindsay Clinton (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) posted five saves to earn the win.

Gettysburg and Robinson were just warming up for the second affair. The senior attacker capped an outstanding day with a career-high 10 points against Lynchburg (2-2). She turned in the first of her five goals just 53 seconds in before the Hornets went back-to-back to grab the lead.

Like the opener, the deficit was short-lived as the Bullets went on a 10-2 run over the next 13 minutes and change. Robinson had a hand in three-straight goals before Markiewicz found sophomore Liz Cocchiola (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon) for a score to make it 8-3 with 13:17 left in the half.

Junior Bailey Beardsley (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) went on a personal three-goal run spanning the end of the first half and beginning of the second to make it 16-5 with 24:26 remaining in the game. Gettysburg's lead would reach 10 (18-8) on Robinson's final point of the day a goal with 19:36 on the clock.

Robinson's 10-point day was the highest-scoring output by a Bullet since Markiewicz posted 11 against Elizabethtown College last season. For the day, the senior totaled 16 points on six goals and 10 assists. She climbed to within six points of eighth on Gettysburg's all-time points list and she became just the third player in program history to net 100 career assists. Robinson currently ranks third all-time with 105 helpers.

Beardsley was good on all four of her shot attempts, while Borucki, Cocchiola, and freshman Abby Baigelman (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) each scored twice. Borucki and Sawers each grabbed five draw controls.

Gettysburg closes its spring trip to the National Training Center against No. 17 Ithaca College on Wednesday, March 13, at noon.

2013-03-12



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