Gophers Score First, Not Enough to Knock Off Bullets

Gophers Score First, Not Enough to Knock Off Bullets

Lynch Interrupts Six-Goal Run by Scoring Twice in Second Quarter

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Rory Averett (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North) put Goucher on the scoreboard first by sticking the first of his three goals just 1:05 into the opening quarter, but nationally ranked Gettysburg quickly gained control of today's contest at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium by rattling off the next six goals. The Bullets (3-0) led 5-1 after one period and 9-3 at the end of the first half on the way to a 16-6 triumph over head coach Kyle Hannan's Gophers.

Gettysburg's six-goal run carried over into the second quarter before Matt Lynch (Ivyland, Pa./LaSalle College) tallied back-to-back goals just 1:30 apart midway through the period, reducing Goucher's deficit to 6-3.

The Gophers (0-2) were outshot, 13-3, in the third quarter, but the Bullets, who sit at No. 3 in this week's Division III national rankings, saw their lead trimmed to 9-4 on an unassisted goal by Kyle Boncaro (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) at 10:28 of the period and to 10-5 when Averett deposited his second goal with 3:51 left to play. But two goals by Joe Brody, the second one coming with just :17 showing on the clock, provided Gettysburg with a 12-5 cushion heading into the final 15:00.

Nick LaBricciosa (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) won 14 of the 24 faceoffs he handled for the Gophers.