No. 2 Dickinson Dodges Bullets to Remain Unbeaten

GETTYSBURG, Pa. The Bullets closed the game on a 5-1 run, but the rally ran out of time as second-ranked and undefeated Dickinson held on for a 12-10 Centennial Conference victory at a sweltering Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.

After Gettysburg (6-5, 2-2 CC) scored the game's first goal, the Red Devils (11-0, 4-0 CC) took control with an 8-0 run. However, the Bullets closed the first half with a 3-0 spurt over the final 2:38 to climb back into it.

Sophomore Robby Maddux (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's), freshman Jameson Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge), and sophomore Jimmy Morris (Waccabuc, N.Y./John Jay) all scored two goals apiece for the Bullets while junior Martin Manilla (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) added one goal and two assists. Senior Evan Thomas (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) and Bobby DeWees (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) posted one goal and one assist apiece on a day that saw temperatures soaring into the upper-80s.

Brian Gleason scored three goals for Dickinson while Greg Hanley finished with 11 saves.

Nick Leon scored with 13:58 remaining to put the Devils up 11-5 before the Bullets mounted their comeback. A crushing hit from freshman defenseman Billy McAvoy (Villanova, Pa./Episcopal Academy) forced a turnover that led to a fast-break opportunity for Gettysburg, and Maddux scored off a dish from Thomas with 11:45 left. Morris struck at the 4:30 mark before Thomas completed the surge with man-up tally to draw the Bullets to within 11-8 with 3:45 left.

Matt Cherry scored with 2:45 remaining to put Dickinson back up by four but Gettysburg refused to go away. Maddux connected again with 2:24 left, and Smith rifled home a shot off a DeWees feed with 1:41 remaining to make it 12-10. The Bullets won the ensuing face-off, but Dickinson gained possession after a Hanley save on a shot from DeWees. Gettysburg was then called for a slashing penalty with 54 seconds left, but came up with the ball following a turnover. However, the Bullets were unable to get off a shot in the closing seconds.

Manilla gave the Bullets a 1-0 lead when he scored from the right post with 9:46 left in the first quarter. But Dickinson would pile up five goals over the remainder of the quarter, including two in a row from Gleason, to assume a 5-1 lead after 15 minutes of play.

The Red Devils struck again with 12:46 left in the opening half, and junior goalie Jon Maddalone (Newtown, Pa./Choate Rosemary Hall [Conn.]) was called on to replace senior starter J.T. McCook (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) during a timeout. But six seconds later, Dickinson's Carter Moore won the ensuing face-off and raced down the field for a goal, and Brian Cannon struck for his second tally just over a minute later as Dickinson's lead swelled to 8-1.

DeWees stemmed the rally when he scored off a Manilla pass with 2:38 showing. Sophomore Jack Harvazinski (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) found paydirt with 2:18 left before Morris completed the rally with his first goal of the day almost a minute later as the Bullets closed to within 8-4 at halftime.

Neither team scored again until Dickinson potted back-to-back tallies 27 seconds apart to push its lead to 10-4 with 3:56 left in the third quarter. Smith scored in a man-up situation with 1:29 remaining in the quarter to make it 10-5.

McCook finished with four saves over the opening 17:14 before Maddalone stopped five shots over the final 42:46. Junior Wes Lincoln (McLean, Va./Landon [Md.]) went 12 for 22 on face-offs and picked up five ground balls for the Bullets.

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