GETTYSBURG, Pa. Ė Junior midfielder Jared Harriman (Yarmouth, ME/Yarmouth) scored three of his four goals in the first quarter, helping No. 4 Gettysburg to a 7-0 lead and a 12-3 win over Denison in non-conference action on Saturday at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium. Classmate Pat Vaughan (Cockeysville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) stopped 10 of the Big Redís 13 shots on goal to pick up his second win of the season.
Seniors Evan Gallant (Lutherville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) and Chase Stewart (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown) and junior Kevin Freehill (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin) chipped in with two goals apiece in the Bulletsí victory. For Denison (1-2), freshman midfielder Dan Maude scored twice.
Gettysburg (2-0) wasted little time getting on the board. Harriman scored twice in the first 1:36 of the game, the first coming off a pass from Freehill. Six minutes later, junior midfielder Andrew Mavraganis (Lancaster, PA/Hempfield) pushed the lead to 3-0, and Harriman struck again with 2:58 remaining in the opening quarter to record his second hat trick in as many outings this season. The junior is the reigning Centennial Conference Player of the Week, after tallying four goals and two assists for six points in last Saturdayís 17-2 win over then-No. 17 Washington and Lee.
Freehill scored in the second minute of the second quarter with an assist going to senior attackman Brian Pryor (Dallas, TX/St. Markís), and Gallant scored twice in less than five minutes to give the Bullets a 7-0 cushion. Maude got the Big Red on the board with just 1:36 to play before halftime.
Gettysburg was forced to kill off three Denison extra-man opportunities in the third quarter. Overall, the Bullets dodged four man-down situations during the game.
The teams alternated goals in the third frame, starting with Stewartís first marker just 32 seconds after halftime. He had already tallied an assist and would add another goal later in the third quarter. Denison junior attacker Clay Wawner scored his only goal of the game midway through the period, but the visitors were unable to mount a rally.
Vaughan has now given up just five goals in over 105 minutes of play for a 2.84 goals against average, and Harriman is the teamís leading scorer with eight goals and two assists.
The Bullets return to action on Wednesday when the team travels to Susquehanna for a 4 p.m. game. It will be the lone road contest in the seasonís first eight games.
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