The players wouldn’t call the victory an upset but the rest of the Division 3 community just might.
This afternoon, the #8 Stevenson Mustangs faced the #2 team in D3 land, the Gettysburg Bullets and were once again considered huge underdogs against Hank Janczyk’s squad. However on this chilly day in Owings Mills, MD, Paul Cantabene’s Mustangs trounced the Bullets 16-6 and left Gettysburg headed back home on the bus shaking their heads.
Stevenson opened up scoring only 53 seconds into the game. Gettysburg would answer back quickly tallying off the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead and never see it again the rest of the afternoon. Trailing 2-1 in the first quarter, the Mustangs went on to a 9 goal first half run (7 assisted) and led 10-2 at the half. But they weren’t done with the goal streak as it would extend to 10 in the 3rd until Gettysburg was finally able to net one.
The second half was no different from the first as Stevenson won the head to head 6-4 and dominated all over the field.
Stevenson’s attack ran wild in today’s win as Jimmy Dailey led all scorers with 4 goals and 3 assists. Richie Ford tallied 4 and 1 and Steve Kazimer went a respectable 2 and 2. Gettysburg’s defense was said to be their strength coming into the 2009 season, but they may have to go back and fine tune that machine.
The Mustangs beat the Bullets all over the field. The unofficial stats had them winning in Shots 44-36, Groundballs 27-18, Face offs 15-9 (Greg Furshman 11 wins) and even in saves 11-10.
This weekend, Gettysburg takes on 2008 runners up #3 Cortland State up on Long Island and Stevenson plays at Ursinus.