Beardsley, Buell deliver hat tricks to carry Gettysburg to rout of Muhlenberg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Five different players scored at least two goals as fifth-ranked Gettysburg bounced back from its first loss of the year with a 15-6 victory against Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference action at Clark Field on Friday.
Gettysburg (8-1, 2-0 CC) continued its domination of unranked Centennial Conference teams. The Bullets ran their streak of victories against non-top 10 teams to 126.
Junior Bailey Beardsley and sophomore Mandy Buell each posted three goals for Gettysburg. Junior Loren Pruitt, sophomore Liz Cocchiola and freshman Abby Baigelman each provided two goals, while freshman Lindsay Clinton posted a season-high 10 saves.
Muhlenberg (5-3, 0-2 CC) answered Pruitt's opening score with a tally by Stephanie Umbach to pull even at 25:03. The Bullets pulled ahead for good on a free-position shot by junior Kelsey Markiewicz at 23:20, the first of three consecutive goals by the Bullets.
After another Mule score, Gettysburg turned in another three-goal spurt to jump ahead 7-2 with 8:49 to go in the opening half.
A goal by Baigelman maintained the five-goal margin (9-4) heading into the break.
Muhlenberg pulled to 9-5 on another score by Umbach at the start of the final period, but Gettysburg dialed in offensively and defensively during the next 25 minutes. Six different Bullets scored during their run, while the Mules came up empty on their end of the field. A goal by freshman Sam Aiello gave Gettysburg a 15-5 lead with 3:25 remaining.
Gettysburg doubled Muhlenberg in shots (36-18), while winning 17 of 23 draw controls.
Senior Mairead McGuirk and sophomore Bridget Kenny helped Gettysburg dominate the draw circle with a combined eight draw controls. Junior Kelly Spieker posted two caused turnovers to lead the defense.
Umbach tallied four goals and dished out an assist for Muhlenberg. Michelle Certosimo dished out three assists and Alexandra Franck scooped up five ground balls. Goalie Tiffany Kreider turned in a productive day in goal with 14 saves, six ground balls and three caused turnovers.