Manilla, Gettysburg Down McDaniel on Senior Day

GETTYSBURG, Pa. Junior Martin Manilla (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) tied a career-high with four goals and added one assist as 19th-ranked Gettysburg clinched the No. 3 seed in the Centennial Conference playoffs with a 12-10 victory over McDaniel Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Bullets (9-6, 5-3 CC) will visit No. 2 seed Franklin & Marshall College in a semifinal game on Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. Top-seeded Dickinson will host fourth-seeded Washington College in the other semifinal on Wednesday night.

Freshman Jameson Smith (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) added two goals and an assist for Gettysburg while senior Bobby DeWees (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) and sophomore Jack Harvazinski (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) contributed two goals apiece. Senior Matt Canter (Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) led the defense, tying a career-high with six ground balls while posting a career-best four caused turnovers.

Junior Jon Maddalone (Newtown, Pa./Choate Rosemary Hall [Conn.]) made seven saves over the opening 56:29 for Gettysburg before senior J.T. McCook (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) stopped one shot in the final 3:31.

Zack Monzo and Matt Dupras each scored three goals for McDaniel (5-11, 2-6 CC) while Ryan Gillen posted two goals and an assist coming off the face-off X, where he was 16 for 26. Christian Dallmus made four saves for the Green Terror.

Gettysburg's eight seniors were honored in a ceremony before the game.

Manilla scored twice while Harvazinski scored off a face-off as the Bullets surged to a 3-0 lead 4:27 into the contest. The Green Terror answered with four unanswered, however, and took a 4-3 lead with 2:11 on the clock following back-to-back tallies from Monzo.

Smith struck with just five seconds on the clock to make it a 4-4 game at the end of the first quarter.

Dupras scored less than a minute into the second quarter, but the Bullets responded with a 6-1 run to open up some breathing room. Smith tied it with a man-up tally with 8:36 left in the half before Manilla put the Bullets in front 6-5 at the 5:16 mark. Patrick Serio pulled the Green Terror even with 3:44 on the clock before DeWees struck less than a minute later, making it a 7-6 game at the half.

Gettysburg started the second half with 3-0 run to assume a 10-6 advantage. DeWees, freshman Tim Murphy (Darien, Conn./Darien), and Manilla all found paydirt before Gillen stopped the bleeding for McDaniel with 6:59 left in the third quarter.

It was a 10-7 game heading into the final stanza, when the Green Terror outscored the Bullets 3-2. Sophomore Bijan Firouzan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) and Harvazinski sandwiched goals around a Monzo tally as Gettysburg led 12-8 with 9:47 remaining. McDaniel scored the final two goals, with William Clary setting the final verdict with 1:08 left.

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. Gettysburg scored three times in the third quarter while limiting McDaniel to just one tally to record a 12-10 Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse victory on Saturday.

Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) led the Green Terror (5-11, 2-6 CC) with three goals and an assist while Zach Monzo (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) added a hat trick of his own.

Martin Manilla paced the 19th-ranked Bullets (9-6, 5-3 CC) with four goals, giving his squad the third seed in next week's conference tournament.

Knotted at 6-all, Bobby DeWees converted a man-up tally with 2:45 to play in the second quarter for a 7-6 advantage at the break.

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