By David Goldman, Staff Writer
Gettysburg welcomed back parents and family members this past weekend, which also meant that there was football to be played at Musselman Stadium. However, families of the Gettysburg faithful did not see the result they would have liked to, as the Bullets fell to the Ursinus College Bears 51-16.
The Bears attacked first, much to the liking of a roaring Ursinus crowd that made the trek from Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Justin Collier scored on a four-yard catch from quarterback Jack Psenicska to cap off a seven play, 65-yard drive. Four plays later, Michael D’Amico forced his way into the endzone from inside the five to give the Bears a comfortable 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Ursinus returned a fumble for what appeared to be a defensive touchdown, but the play was called back for a blindside block. This proved no issue for the Bears though, as they scored shortly after on a 23-yard connection from Psenicska and Collier for the duo’s second touchdown of the afternoon. Dallas Evans joined in on the Bears’ fun with a pair of touchdowns of his own to close out the first half and give Ursinus a 35-0 lead heading into the locker rooms.
Evans picked up right where he left off and caught a 34-yard pass in the first minute of the third quarter for another Ursinus score, completing a hat trick on the day. After a field goal and a rushing touchdown at the end of the third, the scoreboard read 51-0.
Gettysburg finally gave the orange and blue something to cheer about when Matt Mikulka ’24 blocked Ursinus’s extra point attempt and returned it 98 yards for two points. That gave the Bullets some momentum, and soon after, Rocco Abdinoor ’26 found Ryan McAndrew ’24 on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 43-yard score. McAndrew earned his second touchdown later in the fourth, but this time from new quarterback Konrad Vandborg ’26.
The clock wound down and Ursinus tallied their third win in a row after a historic performance from Psenicska, where he broke the single game Bears record with six touchdown passes. Gettysburg will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 5 against McDaniel in Westminster, Maryland.