Dickinson vs. Muhlenberg
April 12, 2006
The Game Story:
Devils Turn Back Mules 13-9
April 12, 2006

(Carlisle, PA) - The 14th-Ranked Dickinson College men's lacrosse team overcame an early deficit to defeat Muhlenberg College 13-9 on Wednesday afternoon. The Red Devils improved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference while the Mules dropped to 4-5 and 1-3 in the CC.

Senior Brian Read (Timonium, MD/Boys' Latin) scored four goals and handed out three assists to lead the attack while junior Flynn Burch (Ruxton, MD/Loyola Blakefield) also tallied four goals and added an assist.

Read scored the game's first two goals, putting the Devils on the board at the 12:59 mark and again with 10:41 to go in the opening period.

James Robinson answered for Muhlenberg midway through the period before Read assisted Burch to make the score 3-1. Muhlenberg then went on the offensive, scoring three straight goals to take the lead 4-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Senior Galen Marsh made it four straight for the Mules to give the visitors a 5-3 advantage with 12:19 remaining in the half. The tide turned once again as Dickinson started a 5-0 run with three goals to end the half, holding a slim 6-5 lead.

The Devils stretched the margin to 8-5 before Sean Toohill stopped the run with a goal at the 2:25 mark of the third period. The Devils struck twice in the final 1:26 and Read scored his final goal at the 12:38 mark of the fourth quarter to put Dickinson in control 11-6. The teams would trade goals through the remainder of the period with both teams scoring extra-man goals in the final four minutes.

First-year Derek Still (Oreland, PA/Penn Charter) added two goals for Dickinson while Brian Mohler (Baltimore, MD/Loyola) notched a goal and two assists and senior Ed Boyd (Owings Mills, MD/St. Paul's) chipped in with a goal and an assist as well.

Senior Ross Koenig (Bethesda, MD/Bullis) carried the ball out of the defensive midfield and scored the third goal of his career to put Dickinson in front 10-6 at the end of the third period.

Sophomore Matt Kogelschatz (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's) and Wauker Matthews (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) anchored a solid defensive effort for Dickinson. Junior goaltender Kevin Riley (Westfield, NJ/Lawrenceville) played outstanding in the crease, making 13 saves and controlling four groundballs.

Junior face-off man Bernie Nolan (Bowie, MD/Gonzaga) won eight face-offs and controlled a game-high eight ground balls.

Sophomore Mickey Norton led Muhlenberg with two goals and two assists. Luke LaMarka won seven face-offs and Daniel Kotch made nine saves.

The Red Devils travel to Swarthmore College on Saturday to face the Garnet Tide at 1:00 pm.



'Fords Escape Devils With 10-9 Overtime Win
April 8, 2006

(Carlisle, PA) - Two of the top teams in the ever competitive Centennial Conference squared-off in Carlisle while two others went head-to-head in Gettysburg. In Gettysburg, the third ranked Bullets held-off #9-Washington College 6-5. In Carlisle the game was just as close with visiting Haverford surviving a 10-9 double-overtime decision to remain unbeaten in conference play at 4-0 while improving to 8-3 overall. The #8-ranked Red Devils slip to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the CC.

The game was tied 2-2 after the first period and locked a 5-5 as the teams headed into halftime. After the break, Haverford tallied two third quarter goals to take the biggest lead of the game at 7-5. Senior Ed Boyd (Owings Mills, MD/St. Paul's) scored the game's opening goal and struck again to start the fourth quarter, cutting the lead to 7-6 before Matt Thorne-Fitzgerald answered 34 seconds later to put the 'Fords back in front by two at 8-6.

Boyd went on a personal mission, scoring twice in a span of 33 seconds, the second with a beautiful assist from Brian Read (Timonium, MD/Boys' Latin) to knot the game 8-8 with 9:12 remaining on the clock. Ben Reed scored with 5:32 remaining. Reed was knocked from his feet in front of the goal but managed to collect the loose ball and fire a shot over his shoulder for a 9-8 advantage.

Junior Flynn Burch (Ruxton, MD/Loyala Blakefield) pulled the Devils even one last time, scoring his second goal of the day off an assist from Ed Lawless (Abington, PA/LaSalle) with 3:01 to go in the contest.

The teams both had quality chances in the first overtime, but it was the defenses that held for the first four minutes. In the second, the 'Fords were able to capitalize on their fourth man-up opportunity as Reed finished a pass from Dean Granoff for the win.

Boyd scored a game-high four goals and had one assist. Read scored once and dished out three assists while Lawless had one goal and one assist, Burch two goals, one assist and junior Scott Dalgliesh (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) added a goal as well.

Sophomore defenders Matt Kogelschatz (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's) and Paul Serpe (Essex Falls, NJ/Salisbury) each caused two turnovers while Tim Marshall (Phoenix, MD/Calvert Hall) tallied for ground balls for the Devil defense. Junior goaltender Kevin Riley (Westfield, NJ/Lawrenceville) made eight saves in goal, including a key kick save late in the contest. He tallied four ground balls as well on the day.

Junior face-off man Bernie Nolan (Bowie, MD/Gonzaga) won 10-of-19 face-offs and controlled six ground balls. Sophomore Scott Sporn (Bedford Corners, NY/Pomfret) won 3-of-5 face-offs.

Peter Hannapel won 11 face-offs for Haverford while K.C. Peterson stopped 12 shots. Joe Mauri led the attack with three goals and an assist.

The Red Devils are home again on Wednesday, hosting Muhlenberg College at 4:00 pm