No. 4 Gettysburg Doubles up No. 15 Ithaca in Florida Match

CLERMONT, Fla. Senior Lindsey Robinson (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) turned in seven points and junior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and sophomore Bridget Kenny (Gladstone, N.J./Bernards) each scored three goals to lead fourth-ranked Gettysburg to a 14-7 victory over No. 15 Ithaca at the National Training Center on Wednesday.

Gettysburg (5-0) closed out a perfect spring trip with its third victory over a nationally-ranked program this season. Robinson played a big part, totaling 23 points in three games during the trip. Against Ithaca (2-1), she scored two goals and dished out five assists to move past Hollis Stahl '10 into eighth on the program's all-time scoring list with 223 points.

Robinson tallied the game's first score just 26 seconds into the contest, but the Bombers prevented the Bullets from running away early and had the game tied 2-2 nine minutes in.

Gettysburg, which put up 38 goals in a pair of wins on Monday, dialed in with six goals over a five-minute stretch to pull away. Junior Bailey Beardsley (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) started the run with a free-position goal at 18:37 and Robinson followed with another tally 30 seconds later. Robinson assisted on the next three goals before Pruitt closed the run at 13:24.

Freshman Amanda Borucki (Westminster, Md./North Carroll) scored on a free-position shot with four seconds left in the half to push the advantage to 9-3.

Ithaca turned in three of the first four goals of the final period to pull to 10-6 on the scoreboard. A three-goal run by the Bullets capped by a goal by junior Kelsey Markiewicz (Salisbury, Conn./Berkshire School (Mass.)) put the margin at seven (13-6) with just under nine minutes left.

Pruitt and Kenny each finished with three goals and one assist, while Markiewicz and Beardsley turned in a pair of tallies. Kenny also recorded five draw controls.

Freshman goalie Lindsay Clinton (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) posted six saves and one caused turnover to anchor the defensive unit. Senior Kat Nestor (Darien, Conn./Darien) logged four ground balls and senior Hayward Sawers (Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) tallied two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Gettysburg will face sixth-ranked College of New Jersey in its next game on Wednesday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m.

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CLERMONT, Fla. The 15th-ranked Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (2-1) suffered a 14-7 setback to fourth-ranked Gettysburg (5-0) on Wednesday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.

The game was knotted early at 1-1 and 2-2, but the Bullets netted seven of the last eight goals in the first half to lead 9-3 at intermission. The Bombers crept within 9-5 at the 20-minute mark of the second, but Gettysburg powered to its fifth straight victory with a 5-2 run to end the game.

Seniors Tracy Rivas (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) and Nikki Dahl (Columbus, Ohio/The Wellington School) dominated Ithaca's offensive efforts with four and three goals, respectively. Dahl added an assist and senior Michelle Avery (Norwalk, Conn./Brien McMahon) dished out two for the Bombers.

Rivas, who was 2 for 2 in free position shots, moved into seven-place all-time at Ithaca with 137 goals and improved to fifth with a career tally of 191 points.

Sophomore Molly Fischer (Aquinnah, Mass./Martha's Vineyard) won four draw controls to lead the Bombers.

Senior Jess Worthman (Commack, N.Y./Hauppauge) made four saves in goal to move to 2-1 on the season.

Gettysburg held a 23-21 edge in shots, while each team collected 15 ground balls apiece. The Bullets led the draw control count, 12-9.

The Bombers will return to action on Thursday when they face eighth-ranked Franklin & Marshall at 2:00 p.m.

2013-03-13



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