Bullets laxers rally late, but fall 9-7 in national championship game

Gettysburg College finished the men's lacrosse season second in the nation, falling to SUNY Cortland 9-7 in Sunday's NCAA Division III championship game at Foxborough, Mass.

A very large contingent of Bullets fans accompanied the team, including President Janet Morgan Riggs '77.

The loss ended a school-record tying 14-game winning streak. It was the third national championship game appearance for the Bullets, who lost to Middlebury in 2001 and 2002.

Complete coverage, including a photo gallery, is at www.gettysburgsports.com

Meanwhile, senior Tommy Kehoe won the Iroquois National award as the Division III Player of the Year. He was the first Gettysburg player to win the honor. In addition, six Bullets players earned all-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Contact: Braden Snyder, sports information director

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 26 May 2009


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