Szurley Stops Career-Best 14 Shots
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Dickinson scored the game's first five goals and never trailed to record a 9-1 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over host Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Red Devils improve to 4-8 overall and 2-3 in the Centennial, while the Shoremen drop to 5-7 and 4-2.
The Red Devils scored just eight seconds into the game when Will Trevenen finished off a pass from Greg Castro. Dickinson made it 2-0 with 10:43 to go in the first quarter when Max Troast scored with Kobi Frankel notching the assist. Jake Harrington made it 3-0 with 4:09 left in the first on an assist from Ace Sudah and just 54 seconds later, Dylan Maher cashed in on a man-up situation with Rob Kendall getting the assist to make it 4-0. The Red Devils ended the five-goal run with 1:35 to go in the first on a Chris Menard unassisted score. The Shoremen got their lone goal of the game with 20 ticks to go in the first on a goal from senior attackman Sam Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) on a feed from his twin brother, senior midfielder Luke Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East).
The Red Devils scored once in the second quarter, twice in the third and once in the fourth to cap the scoring.
Nick Baxter made 15 saves in goal for Dickinson as he played the first 58:15 of the game and also tallied a game-best six ground balls. Kendall had a game-best four points on a contest-high three goals and also added an assist, while Troast had two goals. Castro was 7-for-12 in face-offs as the Red Devils won nine of the game's 14 face-offs.
For Washington, sophomore goalie Jackson Szurley made a career-high 14 saves playing the first 56:39 of the game. He also had a team-high and career-best four ground balls.
Both teams had 29 shots on goal in the game, while Dickinson had a 34-29 advantage in ground balls. The Red Devils were 22-for-26 in clears, while the Shoremen were 16-for-19. Dickinson scored on its one man-up chance, while Washington was 0-for-2.
The Shoremen are back in action next Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when they host Salisbury in the annual "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup.