Gettysburg vs. Goucher
March 3, 2010
|Danno Lynch||(4, 0)|
|Joe Brody||(3, 1)|
|Chris Cahill||(1, 2)|
|Kyle Mcgrath||(3, 0)|
|Andrew Ryan||(3, 0)|
|Evan Thomas||(1, 2)|
|Jc Ward||(0, 2)|
|Pat Sartory||(1, 0)|
|Tyler Feeley||(0, 1)|
|Matt Mcmurray||(0, 1)|
|John Leclerc||7 (0.538)|
|Lucien Reichert||3 (1.000)|
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|Matt Lynch||(2, 1)|
|Rory Averett||(3, 0)|
|Kyle Boncaro||(1, 1)|
|John Curry||(0, 1)|
|Connor Mishaw||10 (0.476)|
|Chris Stricklin||0 (0.000)|
|go to Goucher page|
|The Game Story:|
|GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Junior Danno Lynch (Medfield, Mass./Avon Old Farms) scored four goals and senior Joe Brody (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson), senior Kyle McGrath (Randolph, N.J./Randolph), and junior Andrew Ryan (Palm Beach, Fla./Westminster School [Conn.]) added three goals apiece as No. 3 Gettysburg downed Goucher College 16-6 in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game Wednesday afternoon at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.|
Gettysburg (3-0), which pushed its home winning streak to 17, led 9-3 at halftime and ended the game on a 6-1 run after Goucher (0-2) had closed to within 10-5 late in the third quarter.
The game marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Brody, who also had an assist, broke into Gettysburg’s career top-10 scoring list. He now has 172 points for his career, placing him in a tie for 10th with Chase Stewart ’06. With 114 career goals, he is just two shy of breaking into the top-10 of that category as well.
Junior Chris Cahill (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and freshman Evan Thomas (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) added one goal and two assists apiece for the Bullets while junior J.C. Ward (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) contributed a pair of helpers.
Sophomore John LeClerc (Acton, Mass./Tilton School [N.H.]) made a season-high seven saves in picking up the win for Gettysburg while classmate Lucien Reichert (Englewood, Colo./Kent School) stopped three shots in just 5:34. Freshman J.T. McCook (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) made his collegiate debut between the pipes, playing the final 2:05.
Goucher was led by sophomore Rory Averett, who scored three goals, while sophomore Matt Lynch added two goals and an assist. Senior Chris Stricklin played the first quarter in goal and allowed five goals before freshman Connor Mishaw played the rest of the way, turning aside 10 shots and yielding 11 goals.
In a tightly-officiated game, a total of 20 penalties were called, with Goucher being whistled for 13 infractions.
The Gophers scored the first goal of the day when Averett struck 1:05 into the contest, but the Bullets took command with a 6-0 run that extended into the second quarter. Danno Lynch, who has nine goals in his last two games, scored three times during the run while Ryan added a pair of tallies.
After Goucher scored twice to cut the gap to 6-3, the Bullets ended the opening half with a 3-0 spurt, receiving goals from Cahill, Ryan, and Thomas, who was making his first collegiate start.
Sophomore Kyle Boncaro and Averett scored a pair of goals around a Brody tally in the third quarter to make it 10-5 with 3:51 to go in the period. But Brody tacked on two more goals to make it a 12-5 game at the end of the third quarter, and Lynch and McGrath scored early in the fourth to push the advantage to nine with 9:09 remaining and put the game out of reach.
The Bullets pick up action on Saturday when they take on SUNY Cortland in a rematch of last year’s NCAA Division III national championship game. The two teams will meet for the second year in a row on Long Island at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, N.Y., starting at 1 p.m.