No. 5 Dickinson Rallies to Down Muhlenberg

(Allentown, Pa.) - The #5-ranked Dickinson College men's lacrosse team rallied once again, scoring four goals in the fourth quarter to hand host Muhlenberg a 12-10 defeat on Wednesday night.

The Mules jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held a 4-1 advantage before the Red Devils answered with three straight to tie the game, 4-4, at the end of the first period.

B.J. West (Summit, N.J/Summit) gave the Devils a quick lead before Muhlenberg used a 3-1 run to hold a 7-6 edge at halftime.

The teams traded goals in the third with Sam Greenberg (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) pulling Dickinson within one, scoring on a Chris Breslin (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) assist in the final minute.

Muhlenberg capitalized on an extra-man opportunity to give the Mules a 10-8 lead with 11:24 remaining in the game. The Devils would then take over, scoring the final four goals for the second time in as many games to improve to 11-1 overall.

Senior Chris Dodson (Bethesda, Md./Landon) scored at the 8:59 mark and then assisted Ward Gruppo (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) to tie the game with 4:21 on the clock.

First-year Matt Cherry (Radnor, Pa./Radnor) netted the game-winner with 3:25 to play. Sam Abramson (Alexandria, Va./Potomac) found and open net for an insurance goal and the Devils held on for the final 1:29. Dodson led the attack with two goals and an assist as 11 different players scored for the Devils.

Chip Murray (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) won 12 face-offs and controlled a game-high nine ground balls. Al Golod (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) tallied five ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers. Breslin caused three turnovers on the night as well.

Sophomore Nick Pohanka (Alexandria, Va./Landon) came on in the second half to earn the win in goal, making a pair of saves.

Jack Reilly led Muhlenberg with two goals and two assists. Mike Horowitz made 15 saves on the night.

The Red Devils tie the school record with their 11th win, matching the 2006 season. They improve to 4-1 in the Centennial Conference. Dickinson hosts Washington College on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

2010-04-08



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