#3 Bullets Pull Away from Shoremen, 13-5

#3 Bullets Pull Away from Shoremen, 13-5

Perlow Scores Twice in Loss

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Third-ranked Gettysburg used a four-goal run in the third quarter to pull away from host Washington College en route to a 13-5 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Bullets improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play with the win, while the Shoremen slipped to 3-6 and 1-4 with the loss.

Neither team scored until Andrew Ryan put the Bullets on the board with a goal off an assist from J.C. Ward with 7:28 left in the first quarter. Washington evened things up when junior attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) with 2:20 left in the first.

Gettysburg scored a pair of goals in a 33-second span to open up a 3-1 lead in the second quarter as Joe Brody scored off a Chris Cahill feed with 8:04 on the clock and Kyle McGrath scored off a Cahill assist at 7:31. Sophomore midfielder Tom Rixey (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) cut the lead to 3-2 with a goal off an assist from sophomore attackman Dominic Serio (Finksburg, MD/Mount St. Joseph) with 3:58 to go, but Patrick Koehl netted an unassisted goal at 2:12 and McGrath scored as time expired to give the Bullets a 5-2 advantage at halftime.

Washington cut the lead to 5-3 early in the third quarter as junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) scored an unassisted goal. The Bullets responded by scoring the next four goals to open up a 9-3 advantage. Danno Lynch scored with 8:17 on the clock, McGrath scored with 4:45 to play, Chris Fumai scored off a feed from Cahill 10 seconds later, and Josh Reichert scored off a McGrath feed with 1:52 left. Serio stopped the run with a goal with 1:04 left, but Matt Griffo won the ensuing face-off and found Reichert for a goal 12 seconds later to give the Bullets a 10-4 lead through three quarters.

McGrath found Reichert for a goal with 9:04 left in the fourth and J.C. Ward scored with 7:55 remaining to make it 12-4. Perlow scored Washington's final goal at 6:08, while Brody scored off a McGrath assist at 3:39 to provide the final margin.

McGrath had a hand in six goals for the Bullets on the day, totaling three goals and three assists. Reichert added three goals, while Brody had two. Cahill netted three assists for the Bullets. John LeClerc put up 17 saves for Gettysburg in goal.

Perlow scored two goals to lead Washington, while Serio had a goal and an assist. Freshman goalie Matt Miller (Baldwin, MD/Calvert Hall) recorded 16 saves.

Gettysburg held a 46-36 advantage in shots in the game.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Swarthmore.