Shoremen's 20 Goals in Game Break Conference Tournament Record
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Top seed and sixth-ranked Washington College raced out to a 12-0 halftime lead en route to a 20-7 win over visiting Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse semifinal this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The 20 goals scored by the Shoremen (14-1) broke the record for goals in a Centennial Conference Tournament game. Sophomore midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton) scored a career-high seven goals and assisted on another in the win.
The Shoremen held a 2-0 lead before scoring three goals in a span of 23 seconds in the first quarter. Junior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) scored an unassisted goal with 2:32 left, junior midfielder Michael Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) won the ensuing face-off and fed senior attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall) for a goal 10 seconds later. Trapp then won the next face-off and scored an unassisted goal with 2:09 on the clock to push the lead to 5-0. A seven-goal second quarter then increased the margin to an even dozen at the intermission.
Washington scored the first five goals of the third quarter to build a 17-0 lead on a goal by Luck with 11:41 remaining in the third. The Shoremen's first three goals of the third quarter came in a span of 39 seconds. Looney scored a minute into the period, Luck scored off a Trapp feed seven seconds later, and senior attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) scored an extra-man goal with 13:21 on the clock. Washington held a 20-5 lead after three quarters. The Bullets (9-7) scored the only two goals of the fourth quarter.
Washington's 20 goals broke the conference tournament record set by the Shoremen in a 19-15 win over Western Maryland in the 2001 semifinals. The 13-goal margin of victory was Washington's largest over Gettysburg since an 18-4 win and 1987 and the 20 goals represented the Shoremen's highest scoring output against Gettysburg since a 23-7 win in 1986. Looney's seven-goal performance was the first by a Shoreman since Chris Edwards racked up seven goals in a 17-4 win over Muhlenberg in 2003.
Luck added four goals in the victory for Washington, while Campbell and Trapp each had two goals and two assists. Trapp also went 17-for-24 on face-offs with 10 ground balls. Cusick finished the game with two goals and one assist, ending the game with exactly 100 career points. Senior midfielder Kodie Englehart (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) added one goal and four assists, while senior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, Md./Franklin) had one goal and two assists. Senior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River) made eight saves and allowed just one goal for Washington while playing the first 39:01 of the game.
Martin Manilla led the Bullets with two goals and one assist.
Washington held a 57-35 advantage in shots, including a 52-27 edge through three quarters. The Shoremen won 20 of the game's 29 face-offs.
The Shoremen will host Franklin & Marshall in Saturday's Centennial Conference Championship game at 1:00 p.m. F&M defeated Dickinson, 11-9, in today's other semifinal.