Washington College vs. Gettysburg
April 8, 2006
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Seniors Evan Gallant (Lutherville, MD/Loyola-Blakefield) and Brian Pryor (Dallas, TX/St. Mark’s) each scored twice, including Pryor’s fourth-quarter game winner to give No. 3 Gettysburg a 6-5 win over No. 9 Washington in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon. Pryor also added an assist.

Junior goalkeeper Pat Vaughan (Cockeysville, MD/Loyola-Blakefield), who had the second-best goals against average in the nation according to the latest NCAA release, was again strong between the pipes for the Bullets (8-1, 3-0 CC). He made 11 saves and allowed just five goals in the game.

For the Shoremen (9-2, 2-2 CC), sophomore attacker Chris Read had a pair of goals, while freshman attacker Jimmy Kielek added a goal and an assist. Senior netminder Kevin Thibadeau made seven saves on the afternoon.

Gettysburg took the early lead on Gallant’s first goal of the day with 11:59 to play in the first quarter. Junior midfielder Kevin Freehill (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin) assisted on the play, and junior midfielder Greg Montgomery (Asheville, NC/St. Andrew’s School [DE]) made it 2-0 just over six minutes later.

Washington senior attacker Sam Lane scored the lone goal of the second quarter to pull his team within one at 2-1 heading into halftime.

Read tied things up with less than two minutes gone in the third quarter, but the home team would never get the lead, thanks to Gallant’s goal with 7:08 to go in the period. Pryor, who extended his scoring streak to 18 games, set up the score. He would then extend the lead to 4-2 with just 41 seconds on the clock.

The Shoremen, who were 2-for-6 in extra-man opportunities, converted a chance in the first minute of the fourth quarter. The Bullets then responded with a goal from junior midfielder Jared Harriman (Yarmouth, ME/Yarmouth) with 10:40 to play and Pryor’s second strike, the game winner, 1:51 later.

Gettysburg held off a late charge by Washington that saw Read and Kielek each score in a 1:43 span that ended with 3:06 remaining in the game.

Washington freshman midfielder Thayer Damm gave his team possession throughout the game, winning 8-of-11 faceoffs to help the Shoremen to a 10-for-15 afternoon in that category.

The Bullets return to action Wednesday when they travel to Grantham, Pa., for a non-conference game at Messiah. Game time is 4 p.m.