No. 5 Gettysburg Rebounds against Muhlenberg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. Five different players scored at least two goals as fifth-ranked Gettysburg bounced back from its first loss of the year with a 15-6 victory over Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference action at Clark Field on Friday.

Gettysburg (8-1, 2-0 CC), which fell to fourth-ranked Middlebury College 14-11 on Tuesday, continued its domination of unranked Centennial Conference teams. The team ran its streak of victories against non-top 10 teams to 126, while posting its 112th-straight win over a conference school not named Franklin & Marshall College.

Junior Bailey Beardsley (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) and sophomore Mandy Buell (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) each posted three goals for the hosts. Junior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Liz Cocchiola (Lebanon, N.J./North Hunterdon), and freshman Abby Baigelman (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) each turned in two goals, while freshman Lindsay Clinton (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) posted a season-high 10 saves.

Muhlenberg (5-3, 0-2 CC) answered Pruitt's opening score with a tally by Stephanie Umbach to pull even at 25:03. The Bullets pulled ahead for good on a free-position shot by junior Kelsey Markiewicz (Taconic, Conn./Berkshire School (Mass.)) at 23:20, the first of three consecutive goals by the hosts.

After another Mule tally, Gettysburg turned in another three-goal spurt to jump ahead 7-2 with 8:49 to go in the opening stanza.

A goal by Baigelman maintained the five-goal margin (9-4) heading into the break.

Muhlenberg pulled to 9-5 on another score by Umbach at the start of the final period, but Gettysburg dialed in offensively and defensively of the next 25 minutes. Six different Bullets scored during that time, while the Mules came up empty on their end of the field. A goal by freshman Sam Aiello (Sparks, Md./Maryvale Prep) gave the hosts a 15-5 lead with 3:25 remaining.

Gettysburg doubled Muhlenberg in shots (36-18), while winning 17 of 23 draw controls.

Senior Mairead McGuirk (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) and sophomore Bridget Kenny (Gladstone, N.J./Bernards) helped Gettysburg dominate the draw circle with a combined eight draw controls. Junior Kelly Spieker (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) posted two caused turnovers to lead the defense.

Umbach tallied four goals and dished out an assist for Muhlenberg. Michelle Certosimo dished out three assists and Alexandra Franck scooped up five ground balls. Goalie Tiffany Kreider turned in a productive day in goal with 14 saves, six ground balls, and three caused turnovers.

Gettysburg resumes play at Dickinson College on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m.

2013-03-29



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