Powers Scores 100th Career Goal And Posts Hat Trick In Final Career Game
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting third ranked Gettysburg used a 3-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth quarter to survive a strong upset bid from host Washington College and post a 15-13 win in a Centennial Conference mens lacrosse game played this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. Gettysburg finishes the regular season with a perfect 8-0 Centennial Conference record and will host the conference tournament next weekend, while the game was the season finale for the Shoremen.
#3 Gettysburg 15, Washington College 13
How It Happened
- Tyler Powers got the scoring started for the Shoremen with 12:53 to go in the opening quarter, scoring his 100th career goal. The two teams would trade goals in a back and forth opening quarter as Gettysburg would cap the opening quarter with a man-up goal from Blake Gray off an assist from Brian Kolen to give the Bullets a 4-3 lead with 1:16 to go.
- Sean Reilly would tie the game at 5-5 with an unassisted goal with 11:07 to go in the second quarter, but the Bullets would score the next three goals to open up an 8-5 lead with 9:32 to go until halftime courtesy of a Jack Fletcher goal, coming off an assist from Andrew Garstka.
- Washington would then score three of the last four goals to end the opening half, as Casey Grieves scored a man-up goal off of an assist from Cooper Sloan to set the score at 9-8 in favor of Gettysburg with 3:50 to play in the opening half.
- The two teams traded goals again to start the third quarter before an unassisted goal from Peter Jacobs cut the Bullets lead to 11-10 with 6:02 to go in the third quarter.
- After killing off a man-up opportunity for the Shoremen, Gettysburg would get two goals in the last 45 seconds of the quarter, the last from Andrew Garstka off an assist from Kolen with seven seconds to go, to give the Bullets a 13-10 lead after three quarters.
- Garstka would score again with 9:34 to go off of an assist from Fletcher to cap a 3-0 run and give the Bullets their largest lead of the game at 14-10.
- The Shoremen would get the next two goals from Tanner Barbieri and Powers, off of assists from Sloan and Trey Ritter, to make it a 14-12 game with 6:29 to go.
- Michael McCormick would put the game away for Gettysburg, scoring an unassisted goal on an empty net with 1:46 to go to push the lead to 15-12.
- Grieves would score off of a Powers assist with 41 seconds to go to set the score at 15-13 and provide the final margin.
For the Shoremen (8-7 Overall, 3-5 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Grieves (3 goals, 1 assist), Powers (3 goals), Jacobs (2 goals, 1 assist), Sloan (1 goal, 2 assists), Barbieri (1 goal, 1 assist), Ritter (1 goal, 1 assist), Reilly (1 goal), Joe Tobin (1 goal), Charlie Walker (1 assist).
- Goalie: Ben Flood (13 saves, 15 goals allowed, 60:00).
- Barbieri and Tim Hickey each scooped up a team high four ground balls, while Sam Cloud caused a pair of turnovers.
- Washington went 19-for-20 on clearing attempts and went 1-for-3 on their man-up opportunities.
For #3 Gettysburg (15-1 Overall, 8-0 Centennial Conference)
- Scorers: Garstka (4 goals, 2 assists), Kolen (3 goals, 2 assists), Fletcher (1 goal, 3 assists), McCormick (2 goals, 1 assist), Jack Harvey (2 goals), Gray (2 goals), Mitch Wykoff (1 goal), Connor Hunt (1 assist).
- Goalie: Tim Brady (13 saves, 13 goals allowed, 60:00).
- Christian Atalese scooped up a game high six ground balls for the Bullets, while Nick Hill had a game high three caused turnovers.
- Hunt also went 15-for-21 on face-offs as the Bullets were 19-for-32 as a team, including 10-for-13 in the second half.
- Gettysburg held a slim 42-41 edge in shots, a 37-25 advantage in ground balls, and converted their only man-up opportunity.
- Powers was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in his career. He scored 23 goals over his last seven games of the season after scoring six goals in the first eight games of the year.
- Today was the final game in a Shoremen uniform for seniors Barbieri, Cloud, Flood, Hickey, Jacobs, Powers, Skyler Clark, Austin Hepburn III, Graham Hulsey, and Pat McManus.