Defending National Champs Open With Convincing Win
Alex Casey, Gettysburg
Gettysburg 17, Mary Washington 4
The top-ranked Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team didn’t miss a beat in its season opener, scoring the final 13 goals in a 17-4 rout of No. 17 University of Mary Washington Thursday evening. Gettysburg (1-0), the defending champions in NCAA Division III, was led by senior Hannah Church who posted career bests with seven goals and nine points. Sophomore Loren Pruitt tied a personal mark with four goals, while junior Lindsey Robinson added two goals and three assists. Junior Alex Casey led the defensive effort with four caused turnovers and three ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Maddie Coleman posted five saves in the victory. The 13-goal victory was Gettysburg’s best in a season opener since beating Kenyon College 14-1 to kick off the 1997 campaign.