#5 Dickinson Tops Washington for School-Record 12th Win

Carlisle, Pa. - The #5-ranked Dickinson College men's lacrosse team set a school record, winning its 12th game of the season, defeating Washington College, 12-10, on Saturday afternoon.

The Shoremen did not make things easy for the Devils. Dickinson jumped out to a strong start, scoring a pair of goals in the opening minute on the way to a 4-1 lead. Senior Ted Sirvaitis (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) scored to put the Devils in front 3-1 at the end of the first quarter and assisted Sam Greenberg (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) to start the second.

Greenberg answered a Washington goal to make the score 5-2 with 5:52 to play in the half. The Shoremen rallied to pull within one at the break, 5-4. Washington struck quickly to start the third quarter, scoring just 12 seconds into the second half. They added another at the 11:44 mark to take their first lead of the game, 6-5.

Dickinson rattled-off three straight goals to regain the lead, 8-6, at the end of the third period. The teams traded goals throughout the fourth quarter with Washington scoring a short-handed goal to make the score 10-9 Dickinson with 5:26 remaining in regulation.

Sam Abramson (Alexandria, Va./Potomac) stretched the margin to a pair with an unassisted tally at the 4:19 mark. Greenberg found the back of the cage, scoring off an assist from Chris Dodson (Bethesda, Md./Landon) to put the Devils in front 12-9 with 3:22 left to play.

Washington would tack on a goal by Dave Lundquist with 2:37 on the clock. The Red Devils kept their composure down the stretch to secure the win.

Greenberg finished with a game-high five goals while Sirvaitis tallied three goals and two assists. Dodson and Abramson each scored once and added two assists while first-year Matt Cherry (Radnor, Pa./Radnor) scored twice and had one assist.

Senior Al Golod (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) anchored a strong defensive effort, controlling eight ground balls and causing three turnovers on the day. Chip Murray (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) won six face-offs, picked-up five GBs and dished out an assist.

Pat Curley (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) won 3 of 6 face-offs while Ward Gruppo (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) chipped in with an assist, threading the needle to Greenberg in the third quarter.

Tyler Magann (Easton, Pa./The Hill School) made 14 saves in goal for the Red Devils. Tom Rixey and Doug Herdegen each scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Washington (8-3, 1-6) attack. Matt Miller stopped 19 shots on the afternoon.

The Red Devils improve to 12-1 and 5-1 in the Centennial Conference. They are home again next Friday night, hosting Ursinus College at 7:00 pm.

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CARLISLE, PA -- Fifth-ranked host Dickinson College held off visiting Washington College, 12-10, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory this afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Red Devils improved to 12-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 8-3 and 1-6 with the loss.

Dickinson took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first minute of play as Ted Sirvaitisscored at 14:10 and Matt Cherry scored off a feed from Chip Murray with 14:00 on the clock. Junior attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) got the Shoremen on the board with a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 6:35 left in the first quarter.

Sirvaitis answered with a goal off a Cherry assist with 3:49 left to play in the first and Sam Greenburg scored off a Sirvaitis assist with 8:42 remaining in the second as the Red Devils built a 4-1 lead.

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2010-04-10



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