Women's Lax With Road Win At Gettysburg

March 24, 2004

3/25/04 - (from Gettysburg SID) - GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Elizabeth Renehan collected a game-high six points and Kim Walker scored four goals to lead top-ranked Middlebury over No. 4 Gettysburg 14-5 in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Thursday.   Renehan netted both of her goals and all four assists in the first half, helping the Panthers (4-0) build an 11-3 halftime lead and cruise to victory in their first-ever meeting with the Bullets (6-1). Walker also did all her damage before the break, collecting her first three markers on a natural hat trick to fuel a decisive 7-0 run. Michele Bergofsky added two goals and two assists for the Panthers.   Julika Blankenship (Crumpton, MD/Kent County) scored twice and dished out two assists for Gettysburg, which lost for just the third time in its last 28 games. Amy Farrell (Ambler, PA/Upper Dublin) chipped in with a goal and an assist.    Liza Humes put the Panthers ahead to stay just 1 minutes, 34 seconds into the contest, then assisted on a Bergofsky goal at 4:33 to make it 2-0. Renehan set up Beth Seeley 32 seconds later and the visitors had a quick 3-0 cushion.   Katie Lowe's (Setauket, NY/Ward Melville) put Gettysburg on the scoreboard with a one-touch tip-in at 7:19 and Blankenship followed with an unassisted tally, but it was as close as the Bullets would get.   Middlebury regrouped with a timeout, then started a seven-goal run when Renehan fed Bergofsky at 13:28. Walker scored the next three in the burst, including a free-position goal at 14:42 and her third scored off another Renehan assist at 25:25.   Two goals by Renehan and one from Nuala O'Donohoe in a span of 34 seconds made it 10-2. Gettysburg's Ellie Shihadeh (Malvern, PA/Conestoga) snapped the run with 14 seconds left in the half, but Walker struck again with one second to spare before intermission, giving the Panthers an 11-3 edge.   Blankenship notched an assist and a free-position goal in the second half to close the day with 230 career points, leaving her three shy of Pam Williams (233 from 1985-88) for fourth place on the Bullets' all-time list.   Gettysburg goalie Liz Borucki (Medford, NJ/Shawnee) also continued her climb up the program's career saves list, moving into third place with 410 after notching six stops on Thursday. 

Score by Half      1  2  -  F

#1 Middlebury (4-0)    11  3  -  14

#4 Gettysburg (6-1)    3  2  -  5

Goals: Middlebury: Kim Walker 4, Michele Bergofsky 2, Elizabeth Renehan 2, Schuyler Winstead, Nuala O'Donohoe, Liza Humes, Natalie Shettle, Beth Seeley, Channing Weymouth.

Gettysburg: Julika Blankenship 2, Katie Lowe, Ellie Shihadeh, Amy Farrell.   Assists: Middlebury: Renehan 4, Bergofsky 2, Claire Edelen 2, O'Donohoe, Humes. Gettysburg: Blankenship 2, Farrell.

Shots: M 27, G 20. Ground Balls: M 38, G 39. Goalies: M (Sarah Grenert - 60:00, 10 saves, 5 GA), G (Liz Borucki - 60:00, 6 saves, 14 GA). Draw Controls: M 15, G 5. Caused Turnovers: M 14, G 14. Turnovers: M 24, G 21. Fouls: M 26, G 10. Free Position: M 1 of 1, G 1 of 3.