Bullet Shot: Dillon Konzelmann
By Hank Hahne, Staff Writer
First year goalkeeper Dillon Konzelmann has been making a big impact in the Centennial Conference so far this season. A great performance against Muhlenberg last Saturday led to his second conference defensive player of the week award on the season.
Gettysburg’s 2-0 victory over Muhlenberg was a closely contested match and Konzelmann was a real difference maker for the Bullets. While Muhlenberg outshot Gettysburg 19-11, Konzelmann stopped all 6 shots on target he faced. The first-year also made a massive contribution by saving a penalty to maintain his shutout and the two-goal advantage.
“We wanted to treat the Muhlenberg game with playoff mentality and bring the energy necessary for a quality performance,” said Konzelmann. “This game was definitely the most I’ve been challenged in the season so far, so it was great to keep the shutout and top it off with the penalty kick save.”
The Organization and Management Studies major was a four-year starter in high school and has already been getting plenty of minutes in goal to start his college career. Konzelmann is nearly splitting the starts with junior keeper Thomas Keane.
The first-year has been undefeated in four starts, picking up three wins and a draw with three shutouts.
“I can’t be thankful enough for getting so many minutes as a (first-year),” said Konzelmann. “Getting the start in these remaining games would be a great way to prove how I can play in high pressure games.”