(Gettysburg, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's lacrosse team turned in one of its greatest performances in program history, battling the #3-ranked Bullets of Gettysburg the entire game before falling, 9-8, on Wednesday afternoon.
The Battlefield was an appropriate place to play as the Red Devils erased a 3-0 deficit to pull even, early in the second half, and challenged the host Bullets for the entire 60 minutes of the game.
Katie Willis tallied a goal and an assist to put Gettysburg up, 3-0, with just under 18 minutes remaining in the first half.
Sophomore Maddie Parker (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) put Dickinson on the board with a free position goal and senior goaltender Tara Cuddihy (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) fed a beautiful lead pass to Sam Marmo (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) to pull the Devils within one at the 8:33 mark.
Senior Talene Bush (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) capitalized on an early free position in the second half to knot the game, 3-3.
Anne Dunster (Cos Cobb, Conn./Greenwich) fed Eleanor Kaestner (Glyndon, Md./Franklin) for a pair of goals and finished an assist from Marmo to keep the Bullets in striking distance in the second half.
The Devils trailed, 7-6, with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation. Dunster answered a goal from Katie Landry and scored off another feed from Marmo to make the score 9-8, with 1:48 on the clock.
The Bullets were able to hold on, escaping for the win to pull even with the Devils in Centennial Conference play. Gettysburg improves to 12-2 overall and 5-1 in the CC.
The Red Devils slip to 8-5 overall and suffer their first setback in conference, holding a 5-1 mark as well.
Dunster led the attack with three goals and two assists while Kaestner scored twice and Marmo went 1-2 on the day.
Cuddihy turned away 10 shots, making eight saves in the first half, adding a pair of ground balls and a caused turnover.
The Red Devils are on the road again on Saturday, traveling to Muhlenberg College for a 3:00 pm draw in Allentown.