No.6 Gettysburg falls in home opener
Hampden-Sydney scores with 1:05 left to take one-goal win
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Carter Mavromatis scored a game-winning, man-up goal with 1:05 left and Hampden-Sydney spoiled Gettysburg’s home opener, topping the sixth-ranked Bullets 7-6 in non-conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.
Hampden-Sydney (2-0) rallied from an early 3-0 deficit and defeated Gettysburg for the first time since 2005, snapping a four-game losing streak against the Bullets (1-1).
Gettysburg was called for a cross-checking penalty with 1:42 left before Mavromatis capitalized, sneaking in a shot from the right post. The Tigers won the ensuing face-off, and after the two teams quickly exchanged turnovers, Hampden-Sydney was able to run out the remainder of the clock.
Six players accounted for Gettysburg’s six goals, with seniors Danno Lynch and Andrew Ryan notching one goal and one assist each. Micah Keller and Cole Hawthorne scored two goals apiece for the Tigers, who were outshot 39-20. Mavromatis added one goal and two assists.
Sophomore goalie J.T. McCook finished with six saves for Gettysburg, which lost its home opener for the first time since 1999, while Cody Hornung stopped nine shots for Hampden-Sydney.
Ryan, Lynch, and freshman Martin Manilla all scored an unassisted tally during the game’s opening 7:25 as the Bullets got out to the quick lead. But the Tigers cut it to one before the end of the quarter on goals from Ben Clarke and Hawthorne.
Hampden-Sydney made it five in a row when it outscored Gettysburg 3-0 in the second quarter. Keller sandwiched a pair of goals around an Eric Gorsline marker to put the visitors up 5-3 at the break.
The Bullets answered with another 3-0 run to start the second half and take a 6-5 lead. Junior Pat Sartory and Cahill struck in the third quarter to tie the game heading into the final 15 minutes before senior J.C. Ward put Gettysburg on top 4:10 into the fourth quarter. Hawthorne tied it at 6-6 before Mavromatis’ game-winner.