Looney, Shoremen Stop Bullets in Centennial Semifinals

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Top seed and sixth-ranked Washington College raced out to a 12-0 halftime lead en route to a 20-7 win over visiting Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference lacrosse semifinal this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

The 20 goals scored by the Shoremen (14-1) broke the record for goals in a Centennial Conference Tournament game. Sophomore midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton) scored a career-high seven goals and assisted on another in the win.

The Shoremen held a 2-0 lead before scoring three goals in a span of 23 seconds in the first quarter. Junior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) scored an unassisted goal with 2:32 left, junior midfielder Michael Trapp(White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) won the ensuing face-off and fed senior attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall) for a goal 10 seconds later. Trapp then won the next face-off and scored an unassisted goal with 2:09 on the clock to push the lead to 5-0. A seven-goal second quarter then increased the margin to an even dozen at the intermission.

Washington scored the first five goals of the third quarter to build a 17-0 lead on a goal by Luck with 11:41 remaining in the third. The Shoremen's first three goals of the third quarter came in a span of 39 seconds. Looney scored a minute into the period, Luck scored off a Trapp feed seven seconds later, and senior attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) scored an extra-man goal with 13:21 on the clock. Washington held a 20-5 lead after three quarters. The Bullets (9-7) scored the only two goals of the fourth quarter.

Washington's 20 goals broke the conference tournament record set by the Shoremen in a 19-15 win over Western Maryland in the 2001 semifinals. The 13-goal margin of victory was Washington's largest over Gettysburg since an 18-4 win and 1987 and the 20 goals represented the Shoremen's highest scoring output against Gettysburg since a 23-7 win in 1986. Looney's seven-goal performance was the first by a Shoreman since Chris Edwards racked up seven goals in a 17-4 win over Muhlenberg in 2003.

Luck added four goals in the victory for Washington, while Campbell and Trapp each had two goals and two assists. Trapp also went 17 for 24 on face-offs with 10 ground balls. Cusick finished the game with two goals and one assist, ending the game with exactly 100 career points.

Senior midfielder Kodie Englehart(Coronado, Calif./Coronado) added one goal and four assists, while senior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, Md./Franklin) had one goal and two assists. Senior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River) made eight saves and allowed just one goal for Washington while playing the first 39:01 of the game.

Martin Manilla led the Bullets with two goals and one assist.

Washington held a 57-35 advantage in shots, including a 52-27 edge through three quarters. The Shoremen won 20 of the game's 29 face-offs.

The Shoremen will host Franklin & Marshall in Saturday's Centennial Conference Championship game at 1:00 p.m. F&M defeated Dickinson, 11-9, in today's other semifinal.

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CHESTERTOWN, Md. Gettysburg saw its season come to a close in the Centennial Conference semifinals, as the fourth-seeded Bullets lost by a final of 20-7 at top-seeded and sixth-ranked Washington College in a game played through a heavy rain Wednesday afternoon.

The Shoremen (14-1), who raced out to a 17-0 lead by early in the third quarter, advance to the conference championship game where they will face Franklin & Marshall College, an 11-9 winner over Dickinson College in the other semifinal.

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