Washington College vs. Dickinson
May 6, 2005
The Game Story:
GETTYSBURG, PA -- Freshman attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored a career-high six goals and added one assist to lead the Washington College men's lacrosse team past Dickinson College, 15-10, in the Centennial Conference Semifinals this afternoon in Gettysburg, PA. The ninth-ranked Shoremen improved to 10-4 with the win, while the Red Devils slipped to 9-5 with the loss.

Dickinson got on the board first when Flynn Burch scored off an assist from Drew Peace 59 seconds into the game. The Shoremen answered 21 seconds later as sophomore attackman Kevin Nolan (Clark, NJ/A.L. Johnson) fired in an unassisted goal. The Shoremen then jumped ahead, 2-1, on a goal by senior attackman Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) with 12:57 left in the first quarter. Dickinson evened the score with 9:24 remaining in the quarter as Brian Read fired in a goal off an assist from Ed Boyd. The Red Devils took a 3-2 lead when Brian Read scored off an assist from Scott Dalgliesh with 5:08 remaining. The Shoremen began would what prove to be a six-goal run when Chris Read scored with 1:00 left in the quarter to tie the score at 3-3.

Washington opened the second quarter scoring as Read scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton, ME) with 12:19 left and freshman midfielder Josh Meunier (West Chester, PA/The Hill School) fired in a goal with 11:23 on the clock to make it 5-3. Meunier scored again with 6:36 left in the period, this time off an assist from Chris Read, and sophomore midfielder Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) added a goal with 4:40 left in the second to push the lead to 7-3. Nolan completed the Shoremen's run with an extra-man goal with 3:07 on the clock to make it 8-3. The Red Devils rallied late in the period as Dalgliesh scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Burch with 1:27 left and then added another goal, this time off a feed from Boyd, to trim the lead to 8-5 at the half.

Dickinson closed the gap to 8-6 when Peace scored off an assist from Dalgliesh with 13:22 left in the third. The Shoremen answered with a pair of goals as Chris Read scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Generazio at 11:38 and Nolan scored off a feed from senior midfielder Gabe Katz (Columbia, MD/Hammond) at 6:15. The Red Devils came back to make it 10-7 on a Burch goal off an assist from Ed Lawless with 5:59 left in the quarter.

The Red Devils opened the fourth quarter on a 3-1 run to trim the lead to 11-10. Burch scored with 13:15 remaining and Dalgliesh followed with an extra-man goal off an assist from Peace with 11:21 on the clock. Ostrusky then scored an extra-man goal for Washington off an assist from Generazio at 9:31, but Brian Read fired in a goal at 8:22 to make it 11-10.

The Shoremen then reeled off four consecutive goals to put the game away. Chris Read opened the run off a feed from Spivey with 8:00 on the clock and scored again, this time off a Nolan assist, with 7:50 remaining. Read fired in his third straight goal with 6:02 on the clock off a Spivey assist. Spivey finished the scoring, firing in a goal off the first collegiate assist from sophomore defenseman Jon Kenney (Amherst, NY/Amherst) with 41 seconds to go in the game.

Chris Read has now scored 24 goals in the Shoremen's last six games. Nolan added three goals, one assist, and a game-high seven ground balls for Washington, while Spivey tallied two goals and two assists. Ostrusky and Meunier each finished with two goals, while Generazio dished out three assists.

Dalgliesh led Dickinson with three goals and two assists, while Burch added three goals and one assist and Brian Read scored three goals for the Red Devils.

Junior goalie Kevin Thibadeau (Cheshire, CT/Avon Old Farms) made 12 saves for the Shoremen, while Kevin Riley made 21 stops for Dickinson.

Washington held a 55-37 advantage in shots and a 41-32 edge in ground balls in the game.

The Shoremen will take on top seed and fourth-ranked Gettysburg in Sunday's Centennial Conference Championship game beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Bullets defeated Franklin & Marshall, 7-5 in today's first semifinal.