McDaniel College jumped out to an 8-2 halftime advantage before holding on to topple No. 13 Gettysburg, 12-10, in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday, April 21.

Skippy Clary (Baltimore/Catonsville) scored three goals to lead the Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 CC), who handed the Bullets (10-4, 6-1 CC) their first conference loss of the season.

JS Duke (Fort Washington/Upper Dublin) added two goals and three assists in the team's first win over Gettysburg since 1997, snapping a 17-game losing streak in the series. By virtue of a Swarthmore win over Haverford and Franklin & Marshall victory over Dickinson, McDaniel now just needs a victory at Swarthmore next Saturday to secure its third playoff berth in four years.

Ryan Fumai, Bobby DeWees and Bijan Firouzan each tallied twice for the Bullets.


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After Firouzan staked the visitors to an early 1-0 lead with a solo run 2:43 into the game, Duke found Mat Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) for a man-up tally with 9:24 to play that started a 6-0 run to seize control early.

Back-to-back unassisted tallies from Clary followed by Alex Creech's (Fort Collins, Colo./Rocky Mountain) first career goal with 31 seconds to play in the opening period stretched the lead to 4-1.

Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) finished a Dupras assist 1:44 into the second quarter and DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) scored with 11:31 showing to make it a 6-1 game.

Evan Thomas momentarily halted the run with 7:46 to play but Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) responded 26 seconds later and Duke finished from Rickels with 4:35 on the clock for an 8-2 halftime lead.

Four straight goals to start the second half, including tallied from Robby Maddux and Fumai five seconds apart to cap the run, pulled the Bullets within 8-6 with 6:46 remaining.

Duke found Clary with 1:56 to play then Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) hit Rickels immediately off one of his seven faceoff wins to push the lead to 10-6 just six ticks later.

Duke hit DiBernardo with 10:38 to play in the fourth quarter then finished a solo run of his own 3:28 later to stretch the advantage back to six.

Fumai tallied with 6:37 remaining before Ian Casella found the back of the net 17 seconds later.

Consecutive DeWees scores in the final 3:24 set the final margin.

Senior Brad Motley (Fallston/Fallston) made a career-high 17 saves for the Green Terror on Senior Day. Gettysburg finished with a 37-28 advantage in shots.

Courtesy McDaniel College Athletics