February 23, 2011

No. 16 Dickinson Wins Big over Lycoming

from press release

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Dickinson College men's lacrosse team had a lot of new faces on the field for its season opener at Lycoming on Monday. The Red Devils, ranked 16th in the USILA national preseason poll, built an early lead and weathered a rally in the third period to post a 13-6 win to start the 2011 campaign.

A low scoring first quarter ended with the Red Devils holding a 1-0 lead on the first collegiate goal by first-year attackman Brian Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola Blakefield) at the 5:44 mark.

Cannon struck again just 37 seconds in to the second quarter and junior Sam Greenberg (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) added a goal off an assist from classmate Bobby Kingsley (Bethesda, Md./St. Albans) to put the Devils in front 3-0.

Lycoming put one on the board at the 10:51 mark before Dickinson answered with three more to pull in front, 6-1, with 2:05 remaining in the half. The Warriors tacked on a late goal with just 45 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 6-2 at the break.

Greenberg opened the scoring in the third quarter, finishing an assist from first-year Brian Gleason (Darien, Conn./Darien) for the Devils' lone goal of the period. Stephen Romano sandwiched a pair of goals around a tally from teammate Ethan Payne, the second with just 13 second on the clock to end the third with Dickinson in front, 7-5.

The Devils regrouped, scoring three goals in the opening three minutes of the final quarter. Sophomore Nick Leon (Chevy Chase, Md./Gonzaga) netted a pair at 14:25 and 13:02 with assists from Cannon and sophomore Matt Cherry (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor).

Kingsley stretched the Devil lead to 10-5 at the 11:47 mark and answered a score from Lycoming's Kevin Pfister to make the score 11-6. Greenberg extended the lead to 12-6 and senior captain Pat Curley (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. St. Joe's) struck on an extra-man opportunity with 44 seconds remaining, finishing an assist from Cannon to close the scoring.

Cannon led the way with a game-high five points, scoring three goals and dishing out two assists, adding five ground balls. Greenberg tallied three goals and forced a pair of turnovers while Kingsley finished with two goals and an assist. Leon netted a pair and junior Richard Craft (Newtown Square, Pa./Episcopal) tallied a goal and an assist.

Junior midfielder Chip Murray (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) won 10-of-17 face-offs and controlled a game-high eight ground balls. Senior captain John Haire (Darien, Conn./Darien) anchored a strong defensive effort in front of sophomore goaltender Greg Hanley (Laurel Hollow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), who turned in a solid performance with 12 saves and four ground balls.

Romano led Lycoming (0-1) with three goals while Tim Clemente won nine face-offs and controlled six ground balls. Alan Antinarelli made seven saves in goal for the Warriors.

The 16th-ranked Red Devils are on the road again on Saturday. They travel to the Severn School in Maryland to meet #20-ranked St. Mary's College of Maryland at 2:00 pm.

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