Mcdaniel vs. Gettysburg
April 22, 2003
The Game Story:
Gallant, Stewart lead No. 12 Gettysburg past No. 10 McDaniel 10-7

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Freshmen Evan Gallant (Lutherville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) and Chase Stewart (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown) each recorded a hat trick to lead 12th ranked Gettysburg past No. 10 McDaniel 10-7 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

Stewart, who posted his fourth three-goal performance, netted the eventual game-winner with 9:45 remaining in the contest. After notching a career-high six markers in a 15-12 loss to Franklin & Marshall on Saturday,

Gallant posted his third straight game with at least three goals. Jake Van Nostrand (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin) found the twine once and added two assists in the winning effort. Rob Weaver led the Green Terror (10-2, 6-2 CC) with two goals and one assist while Joe Ellis and Pete Shaffer added two markers apiece.

The Bullets (10-3, 6-2 CC) and McDaniel battled back-and-forth for three quarters before Gettysburg took the advantage early in the fourth quarter and held on for their sixth straight victory against the Green Terror. McDaniel took an 8-7 advantage into the final quarter, but the Bullets recorded five of the final six goals.

Jay Mayes (Pikesville, MD/McDonogh School) netted his second goal of the season 1:08 into the fourth, knotting the score at 6. Van Nostrand gave Gettysburg the lead for good with an unassisted marker at 9:58 remaining.

Chris Renzi (Fairport, NY/Fairport) won the ensuing face-off and fed Stewart 13 seconds later for an 8-6 advantage. Tripp Neville (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) and Matt Twombley (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) sealed the victory with markers at 5:12 and 2:55, respectively. The Green Terror, who were held scoreless for 24:36, found the twine at the 1:41 mark on an unassisted goal by Weaver, but could get no closer.

Fueled by two goals from Stewart, the Bullets jumped out to a 3-2 lead after the first quarter. Ellis scored twice in a span of 3 minutes, 31 seconds in the second quarter and Shaffer added a goal 50 seconds left until the intermission to give McDaniel a 5-4 halftime advantage.

Gallant tied the contest at 5 off a Van Nostrand assist at the 14:25 mark in the third, but Weaver found the twine at 11:07 to restore the Green Terror lead.

Tim McGinnis (Ellicott City, MD/Loyola Blakefield) made 15 saves on the afternoon, including 10 in the decisive second half. Mike Korba made eight stops in the loss.

Gettysburg returns to action on Friday in the CC playoffs hosted by Washington (Md.) in Chestertown, Md. The Bullets, Shoremen, McDaniel and Franklin & Marshall fill out the four-team field.