Herdegen, Rixey Pace WC Offense
CARLISLE, PA -- Fifth-ranked host Dickinson College held off visiting Washington College, 12-10, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory this afternoon in Carlisle, PA. The Red Devils improved to 12-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 3-8 and 1-6 with the loss.
Dickinson took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first minute of play as Ted Sirvaitis scored at 14:10 and Matt Cherry scored off a feed from Chip Murray with 14:00 on the clock. Junior attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) got the Shoremen on the board with a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 6:35 left in the first quarter. Sirvaitis answered with a goal off a Cherry assist with 3:49 left to play in the first and Sam Greenburg scored off a Sirvaitis assist with 8:42 remaining in the second as the Red Devils built a 4-1 lead.
Washington cut the margin to 4-2 with a goal by sophomore attackman Dominic Serio (Finksburg, MD/Mount St. Joseph) off an assist by freshman midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) with 7:01 remaining in the second. Greenburg then scored off an assist by Sam Abramson with 5:52 to go before halftime for a 5-2 Red Devil lead. The Shoremen scored a pair of goals in the final minute of the quarter to trim the lead to 5-4 as Herdegen scored off an assist from freshman defenseman Jonny Poe (Coronado, CA/Coronado) with 54 seconds left and sophomore midfielder Tom Rixey (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) with 32 seconds to go.
The Shoremen evened the score 12 seconds into the third quarter as Perlow scored off a Roxey feed and then grabbed their first lead of the afternoon on a goal by sophomore midfielder Brad Ruzicka (Baltimore, MD/Dulaney) with 11:44 to play in the third. The Red Devils responded with three straight goals to take an 8-6 lead through three quarters. Cherry scored off a Sirvaitis feed with 8:03 left, Greenburg netted a goal off an assist from Ward Gruppo at 6:11, and Chris Dodson scored off a feed from Abramson with 2:19 to go in the third.
Washington opened the fourth quarter scoring as Herdegen scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Billy Schilling (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) 31 seconds in. Sirviatis then scored for Dickinson with 8:36 left before Serio found sophomore attackman Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) for a goal with 7:25 left to make it 9-8. Greenburg scored off a Dodson assist to push the lead back to two, but Rixey fired in a goal off an assist from senior defenseman Thom Cecere (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) to cut it to 10-9 with 5:26 remaining. Dickinson scored back-to-back goals, however, to push the advantage to 12-9 as Abramson scored at 4:19 and Greenburg scored off a Dodson feed at 3:22. Sophomore midfielder Dave Lundquist (West Chester, PA/Henderson) scored the Shoremen's 10th goal with 2:37 left to provide the final margin.
Greenburg led Dickinson with five goals, while Greenburg had three goals and two assists for the Red Devils. Tyler Magann made 14 saves.
Rixey and Herdegen each had two goals and an assist for the Shoremen. Freshman goalie Matt Miller (Baldwin, MD/Calvert Hall) made 19 saves in the loss.
The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Franklin & Marshall.