Gettysburg Downs Ursinus for 28th CC Win in a Row

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Ursinus gave sixth-ranked Gettysburg all it could handle on Saturday, as the Bears lead during the early part of the first before the Bullets (11-1, 6-0 Centennial) defeated Ursinus (7-5, 2-3 Centennial) 17-8 in women's lacrosse action.

For Ursinus, freshman Jayme Verman scored three goals and had two assists on the day, with junior Kitty Dawson netting two goals.

Gettysburg was led by four goals from Loren Pruitt and three goals from Bridget Kenny.

Ursinus took an early 2-0 lead on goals by senior Amber Moyer and Dawson, the latter coming with 25:02 left in the first when Dawson scored on an assist from Verman for a 2-0 lead. The Bullets would score the next two goals, before Ursinus took its last lead at 3-2 when Dawson scored on an assist from Verman at 22:01.

Gettysburg would then score the next six goals, with Kenny's goal at 3:30 on a Pruitt assist capping the run and giving the Bullets a 8-3 lead. Leading 8-4 at intermission, Gettysburg would score four of the next five goals to take a commanding 12-5 lead.

Individually, sophomore Brynn Dietzel had three ground balls, while senior Caroline Cannon, Verman and freshman defender Lisa Grous each had two draw controls. In goal, sophomore Margaret Philbin made 10 saves.

Ursinus heads to F&M on Wednesday.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Gettysburg ran its winning streak against Centennial Conference opponents to 28 games with a 17-8 victory at Ursinus on Saturday afternoon.

No. 6 Gettysburg (11-1, 6-0 CC) poured in a season-high 41 shots and dominated the draw once again, winning 18 of 27 battles inside the circle. Gettysburg has not lost to a conference opponent since a 7-6 decision against Franklin & Marshall College in the 2011 Centennial Conference title game.

Senior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) led the scoring barrage with four goals and one assist. Junior Bridget Kenny (Gladstone, N.J./Bernards) added three goals and one assist, while sophomores Maggie Connolly (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) and Abby Baigelman (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) each contributed two goals and one assist.

Ursinus (7-5, 2-3 CC) jumped out of the gate with the game's first two goals. Gettysburg evened the score with back-to-back tallies by junior Mandy Buell (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Pruitt, before another goal by the Bears lifted the hosts to a 3-2 advantage at 22:01.

The Bullets would post the next six goals beginning with back-to-back scores by Buell and senior Kelsey Markiewicz (Taconic, Conn./Berkshire School (Mass.)) just 16 seconds apart. Gettysburg would head into the break sporting an 8-4 lead.

After exchanging goals to start the final period, the Bullets broke away with a 6-1 run. Freshman Emma Christie (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) gave the visitors a 15-6 advantage with 16:40 to play.

Nine players picked up a draw control for Gettysburg with Kenny leading the way with five. Sophomore Emily Tropsa (Darien, Conn./Darien) and senior Kelly Spieker (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) each procured three draw controls, with the former adding three ground balls.

Markiewicz finished with two goals and now stands just two points shy of becoming the 10th player in program history to reach 200 career points. Buell also contributed two goals and senior Katie Blumenthal (Malvern, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame) logged one goal and one assist.

Freshmen Shannon Keeler (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and Catherine Towers (Midlothian, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) split time in cage for Gettysburg. Keeler posted two saves in the opening half, while Towers notched four stops in the second period.

Jayme Verman led the Bears with three goals and two assists. Kitty Dawson recorded a pair of goals and Margaret Philbin finished with 10 saves.

Gettysburg travels to Catholic University for a non-conference game on Wednesday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m.


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