A busy Saturday for Gettysburg sports

Photo credit: Gettysburg College Athletics

Photo credit: Gettysburg College Athletics

Saturday was a busy day for Gettysburg College sports. Six teams competed with four home contests in the mix.

The Gettysburgian provided live coverage of all six events:

Men’s Cross Country: 9th out of 26 in Gettysburg Invitational

Senior Ben Taber became the first Gettysburg College runner in the Gettysburg Invitational’s 28-year history to win the men’s race. His time, 25:37, was just five seconds shy of his personal best set at the Centennial Conference Championships last season. Taber finished 12 seconds ahead of the remainder of the field. Salisbury University ultimately owned the day, defending their title from last season. Their top seven runners compiled a score of 51.

Women’s Cross Country: 2nd out of 25 in Gettysburg Invitational

A strong team performance led the Bullets to a second-place finish at their home invitational. Four runners finished in the top 30 for Gettysburg, including junior Elizabeth Hilfrank, whose time of 22:57 was good for fourth place , and senior Amanda Asaro, whose time of 23:02 earned a sixth place finish. Susquehanna University took home first place with a score of 50.

Volleyball: Defeats Bryn Mawr College 3-0

12 aces and only four attack errors paced the Bullets’ Volleyball team to a clean sweep of Bryn Mawr College. The victory was Gettysburg’s second consecutive win of the week. Sophomore Rachel Gombatz returned from injury and posted 17 assists, while senior Laura Bergin’s 10 kills led the way for the Bullets. The team advances to 14-6 on the season.

Field Hockey: Defeats Bryn Mawr College 5-0

The Bullets’ field hockey team put on a dominant performance against Bryn Mawr College Saturday, which was highlighted by a hat trick from Samantha Wright. A strong defensive performance also prevented Bryn Mawr from taking a single shot for the entire game. Senior Hannah Fitzgerald and sophomore Victoria Umbach also scored for the Bullets, who advance to 5-6 on the season.

Football: Loses to Muhlenberg 43-7

The Gettysburg football team struggled in its game against Muhlenberg College Saturday, as the Bullets surrendered five turnovers and 43 points, the second-most of the season. Now 2-4 on the season, Gettysburg will look to rebound next week when the team travels to Baltimore to face Johns Hopkins University Friday at 7p.m.

Men’s Soccer: Ties Dickinson 2-2

The Bullets held a 2-1 lead up until a minute and ten seconds left to play. Dickinson College then tied the score to force overtime. No scoring occurred in the first overtime, nor did any occur in the second overtime, forcing a 2-2 stalemate. Senior Henry Smith scored both goals for the Bullets. Gettysburg outshot Dickinson 22-16. It was the Bullets’ first tie of the season. They now stand 7-3-1 on the season.

For more information on each match-up, check out The Gettysburgian’s Storify post, where live coverage is compiled each and everyday.


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Author: Elizabeth Hilfrank

Elizabeth Hilfrank '18 designed her own major called Writing and Performing Media, and she is also a Spanish minor. She just came back from a semester in Madrid. When not editing the sports section of The Gettysburgian, you can find her either running with the cross country and track teams, working in the Communications and Marketing Office, co-hosting a throwback radio show on the college station, or meeting with members of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. She is excited to see what this year has in store for the paper!

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