#4 Bullets Top #25 Shorewomen In Centennial Conference Tournament Semifinals, 17-9

#4 Bullets Top #25 Shorewomen In Centennial Conference Tournament Semifinals, 17-9

Shorewomen Await Word on Possible At-Large Bid For NCAA Tournament

LANCASTER, Pa. – #4 Gettysburg, the number two seed in the Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament, never trailed on its way to a 17-9 win over #25 Washington College, the tournament's third seed, in the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday afternoon on Tom Gilburg Field at Shadek Stadium on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.  The Shorewomen fall to 13-5 and will await word on a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament tomorrow evening with the selection show beginning at 10:00 p.m. on NCAA.com.  The Bullets improve to 15-2 overall and will face top seed and #7 Franklin & Marshall tomorrow afternoon in the final as F&M downed fifth-seeded Dickinson 12-8 in the other semifinal. 

#4 Gettysburg 17 #25 Washington College 9

How It Happened
- The Bullets scored the game's first two goals in a 39-second span to take a 2-0 lead on a Liza Barr score from Katie Landry with 27:40 left in the first half.
- Madison Acra got Washington onto the board with 26:32 left in the half with Anna Bennett notching the assist to trim the Gettysburg lead to 2-1.
- After the Shorewomen trimmed the Bullets' lead to 5-3 with 19:59 left in the first on a Cecily Docktor score, Gettysburg scored three of the next four goals to take an 8-4 lead with 13:58 remaining in the half on a tally by Steph Colson.
- Each team scored twice the rest of the first half as Gettysburg took a 10-6 lead into halftime as the Bullets capped the first half scoring on a Kerry McKeever goal with 50 seconds left from Katie Willis.
- In the second half, Gettysburg pushed its lead to 12-6 on a Colson goal with 25:16 left before Washington scored the next two reduce the Bullets' cushion to 12-8 with 20:30 remaining on a score by Alison Pantazes from Acra.
- However the Bullets would pull away as they outscored the Shorewomen, 5-1, the rest of the way to come away with the win.

For The #25 Shorewomen (13-5, CCT Third Seed)
- Scoring: Docktor (two goals and one assist), Acra and Kristy Grovom (one goal and two assists), Bennett and Lauren Brenner (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Isabella Richardson (60:00, 12 saves, 17 goals)
- WC went 14-for-18 in clears, went 1-for-2 in free position shots and had 14 ground balls.

For #4 Gettysburg (15-2, CCT Second Second)
- Scoring: Willis (five goals and two assists for seven points), Colson (three goals), Barr and Landry (three goals and one assist), McKeever (one goal and one helper)
- In Goal: Bailey Pilder (60:00, three saves, nine goals)
- The Bullets went 13-for-14 in clears and had five fewer turnovers than WC, 15-10.
- Gettysburg went 2-for-7 in free position chances and won the draw controls, 18-10.
- The Bullets notched 19 ground balls in the game and held a 36-15 shot margin in the win.

Notes
- The Shorewomen scored on their first six shots of the game as Pilder did not have her first save until 3:53 remaining in the opening half.
- Autumn Spence picked up her 100th career ground ball 2:39 into the game as she picked up the loose ball following a saved Gettysburg shot.  The senior now has 103 for her career.