Dickinson Turns Back Lycoming to Improve to 3-0

(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson College men's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 with a 12-5 win over visiting Lycoming College on Wednesday afternoon. The Red Devils jumped out early, taking a 4-0 lead in the opening quarter as Ted Sirvaitis (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tallied two goals and Chris Dodson (Bethesda, Md./Landon) dished out a pair of assists.

Brendan O'Brien (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade) put Dickinson in front 5-0 before the Warriors answered with back-to-back goals.

Dodson broke up a four-goal run, scoring at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter. He handed out an assist to Sam Abramson (Alexandria, Va./Potomac) to give the Devils a 7-4 advantage at halftime.

The Red Devils tightened the defense in the second half, holding the Warriors to just one goal after the break.

Dodson struck again and sophomore Ward Gruppo (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) stretched the margin to 9-4 with the only tallies in the third period.

Ethan Payne scored his second of the day at the 12:43 mark to start the fourth quarter. Senior goaltender Tyler Magann (Easton, Pa./The Hill School) and the Red Devil defense shut the door at that point while the Devils tacked on three more goals in the final period.

Sirvaitis added a man-down goal and fed Richard Craft (Newtown Square, Pa./Episcopal) to close out the scoring for the game.

Dodson led the charge with two goals and three assists. Sirvaitis finished with three goals and one assist. Abramson tallied twice on the day as well.

Al Golod (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) controlled five ground balls while Chris Breslin (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) picked-up four on the day and caused a pair of turnovers.

Magann made 12 saves in goal for the Red Devils, stopping six shots in the fourth quarter.

Mike Doherty led Lycoming (1-1) with six ground balls, winning 16 of 21 face-offs. Alan Antinarelli made 12 saves for the Warriors.

The Red Devils improve to 3-0 on the season. They are home again on Saturday, hosting Montclair State University at 2:00 pm.

2010-03-03



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