No. 5 Gettysburg Gallops Past Swarthmore
from press release
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Senior Lindsey Robinson (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) turned in three goals and three assists and junior Loren Pruitt (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) added three goals to lead fifth-ranked Gettysburg College past Swarthmore 13-8 in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action at Clark Field on Saturday.
Gettysburg (10-1, 4-0 CC) remained tied with Franklin & Marshall College (9-2, 4-0 CC) for the top spot in the conference standings with the victory over Swarthmore (7-3, 2-2 CC). The Bullets dominated the draw circle with 15-of-23 draw controls while holding the Garnet to just 13-of-23 on clear attempts.
After missing the last two games with an injury, Robinson showed no signs of rust, tossing in the opening goal on a free-position shot 23 seconds into the game. SophomoreBridget Kenny (Gladstone, N.J./Bernards) tossed in back-to-back goals to set the score at 3-0 at 24:47.
Swarthmore would pull to 4-2 following a goal by Annalise Penikis at 14:29, but Gettysburg would speed away with each of the next five tallies. Robinson started the run by bouncing a pass through the defense from behind the cage to junior Kelsey Markiewicz (Taconic, Conn./Berkshire School (Mass.)) for a score with 6:19 left in the first half.
Pruitt and Robinson helped the Bullets grab a 9-2 advantage early in the final period. Pruitt scored the opening tally at 23:58 and Robinson followed up 18 seconds later with a goal of her own. Robinson would post her final point of the day with an assist to Pruitt at 22:10.
Markiewicz scored Gettysburg's final goal off a feed by freshman Sam Aiello (Sparks, Md./Maryvale Prep) to make it 13-4 with just over 10 minutes remaining.
With her scoring effort, Robinson moved into seventh place on the program's career scoring list with 234 points. Markiewicz, Kenny, and sophomore Mandy Buell (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) each tallied two goals for the hosts with Kenny adding three draw controls.
Junior Paige McKenna (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) picked up four ground balls and two caused turnovers to lead the defense. Senior Lindsay Menton (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg Country School) corralled three ground balls and posted one caused turnover, while senior Hayward Sawers (Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) posted a pair of caused turnovers. Freshman goalie Lindsay Clinton (Barto, Pa./Boyertown) made three saves in the victory.
Penikis led Swarthmore with three goals and two assists. Corinne Sommi and Nicole Vanchieri each turned in a pair of scores.
Gettysburg travels to McDaniel College for a conference contest on Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m.