March 5, 2010

No. 2 Bullet Women Blast Washington College

from press release

- Senior Nina Emala (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) tied a career high with seven points, all in the first half, as second-ranked Gettysburg College opened the Centennial Conference schedule with an 18-9 victory over Washington (Md.) College Friday.

Gettysburg (2-0, 1-0 CC), picked first in the conference preseason poll, opened with five goals and scored 11 of the first 12 en route to a 14-2 lead at the break. Senior Jessica Crane (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) tossed in the first goal just 15 seconds into the contest. Emala had a hand in seven of the next 11 scores, including her fifth and final goal with 2:36 before the half.

The Bullets emptied the reserves in the second half with every field player seeing time on the field. Washington (0-1, 0-1 CC) out-scored the Orange and Blue 7-4 in the period with Mollie Shipley netting three goals.

Emala also set personal marks with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers in the contest. Senior Hollis Stahl (Hightstown, N.J./Peddie School) added four goals and paced a 21-8 Gettysburg advantage off the draw with a team-best five draw controls. Sophomore Hannah Church (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales) was the only other Bullet with multiple goals, scoring two and dishing out an assist.

Crane, senior Erin Cushing (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton), and junior Marnie Commins (Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson) each chipped in with one goal and one assist for the Bullets. Senior Lexie Hearn (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and junior Becky Lutz (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) each dished out an assist and corralled four draw controls.

Senior Kristen Krammer (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) played the entire first half in goal for Gettysburg and made one save, while junior Laura McIntyre (Glenmoore, Pa./Coatesville) closed the final period with a trio of stops.

Gettysburg heads to Texas during spring break to play a set of three contests, beginning with a twinbill on Tuesday, March 9. The Bullets face Wittenberg University at 10 a.m. and follow up with Colby-Sawyer College at 4 p.m. Gettysburg closes the trip with its toughest challenge to date when in battles 10th-ranked Catholic University on March 11 at 10 a.m.

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