Bullets Dodge Devils in Epic Showdown

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Gettysburg, Pa.) – The #23-ranked Dickinson women's lacrosse team made a great run at #2-ranked Gettysburg on Wednesday, pulling in front in the second half before the Bullets rallied to escape 15-11.

The Red Devils put a scare in the Bullets in the early going, striking first and taking a 3-1 lead. Anne Dunster (Cos Cobb, Conn./Greenwich) put the Devils on the board in the opening minute and Laurie Travaglini (Darien, Conn./Darien) made it 2-1 at the 27:48 mark.

Greta Holt (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) found Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin) and then finished an assist from Mack Maurer (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) to give Dickinson a 4-2 lead with 19:43 to play in the half.

Maurer traded goals with Liza Barr before the Bullets went on a 5-0 run.

Kaestner broke things up with a goal at the 2:35 mark and Holt added a late goal to cut the deficit to 9-7 at the break.

The Red Devils came out and scored three straight behind back-to-back goals from Holt and a goal from Chase Landis (Berkshire) off an assist from Dunster to put the Red Devils up 10-9, with 23 minutes to play.

Kaestner had a great look at the 20-minute mark but a spectacular save from Bailey Pilder kept the score level.

Courtney Patterson tallied her fourth goal of the game on a free position to put the Bullets back in front, 11-10. The Bullets struck again, capitalizing on a loose ball scramble in front of the cage.

Dunster looked to counter, launching a rocket off the crossbar. Drew Yager (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) came up with a big save on the other end and Dickinson drew a free position but Pilder came up with another stop.

Gettysburg wound string together four straight goals to stretch the margin to 13-10 with a free position with 6:43 to play.

Yager came right back with another big save and this time the Red Devils took advantage of a free position with Bloes finding the back of the net to make it a two-goal game.

Kerry McKeever netted her fourth of the game to give the Bullets a 14-11 lead with just over four minutes to play and Pilder made another big save on a well-executed attack from the Devils.

The Bullets added one more late goal for the final of 15-11.

Holt had a huge day for the Red Devils, scoring four goals and handing out one assist while controlling nine draws. Yager added three ground balls to five saves and Maurer tallied three draws to go with a goal and an assist.

The Red Devils slip to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils are on the road again on Saturday, traveling to Muhlenberg College for a 1:00 pm start.