Haverford vs. Gettysburg
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
HAVERFORD, Pa. - Jay Mayes (Pikesville, MD/McDonogh School) netted the game-winning goal with 1:55 left in overtime to lift seventh-ranked Gettysburg past Haverford 7-6 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Mayes, who recorded his first collegiate point on an assist in last year's meeting with the Fords, posted his second career goal off a feed from Jake Van Nostrand (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin). Mayes last found the twine against Dickinson in 2002.

Van Nostrand led the Bullets (8-3, 4-1 CC) with two goals and two assists. Van Nostrand, a second-team All-American last season, was held to one point in his last four games before playing an important role in the comeback victory over Haverford (4-6, 2-5 CC).

Mike Fischette led the Fords with a goal and three assists while Joe Mauri added a hat trick in the losing effort.

Haverford had to comeback from a two-goal deficit to force overtime before Gettysburg scored the sudden-death goal to end the Fords' upset thoughts.

With the score tied at 4, Van Nostrand gave the defending CC champions a 6-4 advantage with markers at 11:26 and 7:55 in the fourth. Chase Stewart (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown) set up Van Nostrand on both occasions.

The Fords, who had lost by an average of 18.8 goals in the previous nine meetings, did not give up without a fight. Fischette scored off an Eric Seidman assist with 2:43 left in the game. After the Bullets were called for slashing, Fischette found Tom Cassidy to knot the game at 6 with six seconds left.

In the overtime, goalkeepers John Michals and Tim McGinnis (Ellicott City, MD/Loyola-Blakefield) each made a save to keep their teams alive, before Van Nostrand hooked up with Mayes for the winning marker at the 1:55 mark. Haverford jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Seidman found the net off a Cassidy assist with 1:09 left in the first quarter.

Gettysburg tied the game in the second quarter after Van Nostrand feed Evan Gallant (Lutherville, MD/Loyola-Blakefield) at the 4:52 mark. The Fords retook the lead with 17 seconds left in the quarter on Mauri's goal off a Fischette assist. The lead only lasted 14 seconds after Nick Purkat (Annadale, VA/W.T. Woodson) netted a goal off a Kevin Smith (Baltimore. MD/McDonogh School) assist to go into the intermission tied at 2.

The Mauri-Fischette connection gave Haverford a 3-2 advantage 4:30 into the third quarter. The Bullets answered 13 seconds later with a Peter Politi (Wilton, CT/Wilton) unassisted goal before Gettysburg took its first lead of the contest on a Sean McTernan (Cortland Manor, NY/Henderick Hudson) unassisted goal at the 6:46 mark in the third, 4-3. Mauri tied the score at 4 with his third marker of the afternoon off a Jonathan Kelman feed with 2:39 left in the third quarter. McGinnis finished the day with seven saves while Michals made 11 stops. The Bullets return to action on Wednesday at home against CC rival Dickinson. Game time is 4:30 p.m.