Dickinson vs. Washington College
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
CARLISLE, PA -- Junior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 19 saves and freshman attackman Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) tallied four goals and one assist as visiting fifth-ranked Washington College clinched a spot in the Centennial Conference Playoffs by defeating host Dickinson College, 12-8, in a men's lacrosse game this afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Shoremen improved to 11-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play with the win, while the Red Devils fell to 6-6 and 1-5 with the loss.

Dickinson held a 5-4 lead at the half before the Shoremen pulled in front, 6-5, as Herdegen scored with 13:03 left in the third quarter and then found junior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) for a goal with 8:26 to go in the period to make the score 7-6 in favor of the Shoremen. Dickinson tied the score with 7:00 left in the period when Dewey Dubord found Ted Sirvaitis for a goal, but Herdegen answered by scoring off a feed from senior midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton, ME) with 5:13 left. Chris Dodson again tied the score for the Red Devils with 2:59 left in the third, but WC senior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) answered with a goal off an assist from senior attackman Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) with 2:00 on the clock to give Washington an 8-7 lead through three quarters.

The Shoremen scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter to pull away. Kielek assisted on a goal by Herdegen with 9:58 left and junior midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) scored on an extra-man opportunity 36 seconds later. Junior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest) then scored with 6:38 remaining and Read finished the run by scoring off a Kielek pass with 4:43 left. Sirvaitis rounded out the scoring with a goal with 2:59 left on the clock.

Cohen's 19 saves helped offset a 48-36 advantage in shots in the game for Dickinson. Herdegen was joined by Read (three goals) and Moreton (two goals) as multiple-goal scorers for the Shoremen. Kirby added one goal and three assists, while Kielek had a goal and two assists.

Servaitis led the Red Devils with three goals and one assist, while Mike Outwin and Kevin Murray each scored two goals. Russell Matthews, son of Washington College Athletic Director Dr. Bryan Matthews, made 11 saves in goal for Dickinson.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Franklin & Marshall.