CARLISLE, PA -- Eleventh-ranked host Dickinson College scored five
unanswered goals to open the fourth quarter en route to a 9-7 Centennial
Conference men's lacrosse victory over fifth-ranked Washington College
this afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Red Devils, who beat the Shoremen for
the first time ever in the 17th all-time meeting between the two schools,
improved to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play with the win, while the
Shoremen fell to 7-1 and 1-1 with the loss.
Drew Peace gave Dickinson a 1-0 lead just 1:20 into the contest off an
assist from Brian Read. Ed Lawless pushed the lead to 2-0 with a goal with
4:28 to play in the first quarter, but Washington sophomore attackman
Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) got the Shoremen on the board with a
goal off an assist from freshman attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore,
MD/Archbishop Curley) with 1:12 left in the period. Chris Read evened the
score at 2-2 with an extra-man goal with 13:50 left in the second quarter.
Ed Boyd answered for Dickinson with a goal off an assist from Phil Caputo
59 seconds later. Neither team would score again in the first half as the
Red Devils took a 4-2 lead into the intermission.
Derek Still pushed the Dickinson lead to 5-2 with a goal off an assist
from Brian Read 35 seconds into the third quarter, but the Shoremen then
ran off four straight goals to take a 6-5 lead. Senior attackman Sam Lane
(Fairfield, CT/Fairfield) opened the Washington spurt with an extra-man
goal off a feed from Kielek with 13:22 left in the period, freshman
midfielder Thayer Damm (Huntington Valley, PA/LaSalle) followed with a
goal off an assist from junior attackman Kevin Nolan (Clark, NJ/A.L.
Johnson) with 10:20 on the clock, and junior midfielder Andrew Ostrusky
(Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) completed the run with two
goals with 6:47 and 4:46 left to play in third quarter, respectively. Lane
assisted on Ostrusky's second goal.
Brian Read opened Dickinson's fourth-quarter run by scoring three straight
goals. He scored off an assist from Boyd with 13:36 left in the game,
scored an unassisted goal 28 seconds later, and then scored off a Flynn
Burch assist with 7:30 on the clock. Lawless then scored with 6:19 left
before Brian Read finished off the five goal spurt with a tally with 2:33
to go which pushed the Dickinson lead to 9-6. Washington senior midfielder
Ryan Morrison (Manhasset, NY/Manhasset/Salisbury School, CT) pulled the
Shoremen to within two goals with a goal off an assist from sophomore
midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton,
ME) with 1:04 on the clock, but Dickinson held on for the win.
Brian Read led Dickinson with four goals and two assists, while Lawless
tallied two goals for the Red Devils and Boyd finished with a goal and an
assist. Ostrusky and Chris Read each scored two goals for the Shoremen,
while Lane tallied a goal and an assist.
Kevin Riley made nine saves for Dickinson, while senior goalie Kevin
Thibadeau (Cheshire, CT/Avon Old Farms) made 11 saves for the Shoremen.
Washington held slight advantages in shots (29-27) and ground balls
(22-20). Each team won 10 face-offs in the game.
The Shoremen return to action Friday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial
Conference home game against Ursinus.
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