GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg scored three times in the third quarter while limiting McDaniel to just one tally to record a 12-10 Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse victory on Saturday.
Martin Manilla paced the 19th-ranked Bullets (9-6, 5-3 CC) with four goals, giving his squad the third seed in next week's conference tournament.
Knotted at 6-all, Bobby DeWees converted a man-up tally with 2:45 to play in the second quarter for a 7-6 advantage at the break.
DeWees finished a solo run 2:27 on the other side of intermission to stretch the lead to 8-6.
Tim Murphy and Manilla scored 1:08 apart to make it a 10-6 game with 7:05 to play in the third quarter before Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) won the ensuing faceoff and went right to goal to cut the deficit to 10-7 with 6:59 showing.
Bijan Firouzan finished a Manilla feed 1:38 into the fourth quarter before Monzo responded to trim the margin back to three with 12:03 to play.
A Jack Harvazinski solo run pushed the lead back to four with 9:47 on the clock.
Dupras scored with 7:18 to play before Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) set the final margin with 1:08 remaining.
Two Manilla goals helped Gettysburg jump out to a 3-0 lead just 5:27 into the game.
Manilla scored 1:03 into the game before Harvazinksi doubled the lead 10 seconds later.
A Clary-to-Dupras connection with 7:47 showing sparked a 4-0 counter to put the Green Terror in front, 4-3.
Gillen took the ensuing faceoff to go to make it 3-2 game just six seconds later.
Clary then hit Monzo with 2:17 to play before Gillen hit Monzo off the faceoff to break the deadlock six seconds after that.
Jameson Smith scored with five ticks remaining in the quarter to even the game after one period.
Dupras finished from Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) to put McDaniel on top 57 seocnds into the second quarter but Smith and Manilla turned the 5-4 deficit into a 6-5 lead with 5:16 showing.
Patrick Serio (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) evened the game from Dupras with 3:44 on the clock.
Gillen won 16 of 26 faceoffs to give him 184 wins on the season, which is the highest known single-season total in program history. His 0.571 percentage (184-for-322) on the season ranks third all-time.