Gettysburg vs. Cabrini
March 21, 2007
The Game Story:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Junior attackman Trip Dyer (Ocean View, Del./Worcester Prep [Md.]) tallied career highs with five goals and six points to lead No. 7 Gettysburg to a 13-2 win against Cabrini in non-conference action at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The win was also the 50th of senior goalie Pat Vaughan’s (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) career, making him the first Bullet to reach that plateau.

Gettysburg (4-1) freshman attackman Joe Brody (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) matched his career high with four points, including a personal-best three assists. Sophomore attackman Zach Pucci (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) had a goal and two assists for three points. Vaughan made eight saves on 10 shots on goal to lower his season goals against average to 3.80.

Dyer converted all five of his shots on goal for the game for a Bullet team that scored on 13 of its 18 on-target offerings.

For the Cavaliers (3-2), freshman attackman Casey Grugan and junior midfielder Matt McKinney each scored a goal.

The Bullets scored the first seven goals of the game to take a commanding lead late in the second quarter. Freshman midfielder Kyle McGrath (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) got things started with an unassisted strike just 2:15 into the contest. Dyer added the first of his five goals at the 8:32 mark. His five tallies are the most by a Gettysburg player since Chase Stewart had five against Haverford on Apr. 24, 2004.

Sophomore attackman Drew Duckworth (Rye, N.Y./Hotchkiss School [Conn.]) tallied his first career game winner with 4:57 remaining in the first quarter. Just 39 seconds later, Pucci added a man-up score with an assist going to Brody. Pucci had already cracked the scoresheet with an assist on Duckworth’s game winner.

Dyer would score twice more in the half, once in the first quarter and once in the second, followed by a goal from senior midfielder Kevin Freehill (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) with 5:25 to go before halftime. Exactly three minutes later, Grugan broke up the shutout.

Gettysburg wasted no time responding in the second half, scoring four times in the first 6:49 of the third quarter. By the time McKinney scored for Cabrini, his marker was only able to pull the deficit down to 10 goals at 12-2. Dyer put the capper on the day when Brody fed him with 18 seconds to go in the third quarter.

Senior midfielder Jimmy Gates (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) had another strong day taking the faceoffs for Gettysburg. He was 12-of-17 with a game-high eight groundballs.

Vaughan, who had already passed Andrew Barter to become Gettysburg’s all-time winningest goalie with his 48th win on Mar. 10 against Denison, runs his career record to 50-11. Barter was 47-15 from 1997-2000.

The Bullets return to action on Saturday when they travel to Allentown, Pa., for a Centennial Conference game at Muhlenberg. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m.