Gettysburg powers past Adrian
Bulldogs' 15-game winning streak snapped
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg dealt Adrian a taste of its own medicine, putting up the fifth-highest goal total in Division III tournament history in a 25-10 victory in the opening round at Clark Field.
The Orange and Blue received big contributions from a number of sources in putting up its highest goal total since a 26-2 romp over the University of Puget Sound University in 2000. Sophomore Lindsey Robinson tied Gettysburg’s postseason record with eight points on five goals and three assists. Junior Hannah Church tied a personal mark with six goals and freshman Loren Pruitt posted three goals and two assists.
Adrian came into the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the nation’s leading scorer at 19 goals per game and was riding a 15-game winning streak. The Bulldogs were left panting as Gettysburg went off for 14 goals in the opening half alone. After the visitors pulled the score to 3-2 on a goal by Olivia Duncan at 25:25, Gettysburg put up 15 of the next 16 scores leading into the second period. Robinson accounted for four goals and an assist as the lead grew to 18-3 with 23:36 to play.
Church’s fifth goal at 16:23 put the score at 21-5 before Adrian netted five of the next six goals, including two by Amanda Lambert. But Gettysburg put the bow on the game’s outcome with the last three goals to close with the fourth-highest scoring game in school history. Gettysburg also set team playoff records for goals and points (36).
Gettysburg’s defense stepped up and held the nation’s scoring leader nine goals below its season average and forced Adrian into a season-high 20 turnovers. Senior Becky Lutz and sophomore Alex Casey each posted three caused turnovers, the latter adding three ground balls and three draw controls.
Sophomore Mairead McGuirk procured five draw controls as Gettysburg won that battle 23-14. Freshman Kelsey Markiewicz added four draw controls to go with two goals and one assist.
Senior Marnie Commins, sophomore Lindsay Menton, and freshman Katie Blumenthal each posted two goals and one assist for the hosts. Junior Maddie Coleman made a pair of saves in the victory.
Lambert posted three goals and one assist to lead Adrian. Rachel Johnston and Olivia Duncan each turned in three goals and Cassie Hoyez accumulated five draw controls and two caused turnovers.