No. 2 Dickinson Heading to Centennial Title Game
from press release
CARLISLE, Pa. - No. 2 Dickinson got a game-high five points on three goals and two assists from Brian Cannon en route to a 14-7 victory over No. 10 Washington College at Biddle Field in the semifinal round of the Centennial Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday afternoon. The Red Devils improve to 16-0 overall, while the Shoremen fall to 12-4.
Cannon scored the game's opening goal 2:27 into the contest on a pass from Brian Gleason and the Red Devils made it 2-0 with 9:09 left in the first quarter on a Chris Menard unassisted goal. 81 seconds later Christian Beitel scored on a rebound to give Dickinson a three-goal lead. Cannon found Tyler White with 3:59 left in the first to make it 4-0 Red Devils. The Shoremen got onto the board 36 ticks later when senior attackman Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) scored on a man-up goal with sophomore attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, MD/Boys' Latin) notching the assist and just seven seconds later, sophomore midfielder/face-off specialist Michael Trapp (White Plains, NY/White Plains) scored after he won the face-off to trim the Dickinson lead to 4-2. Washington cut the lead to just 4-3 when junior attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, MD/Calvert Hall) scored from the right side with Cord registering the assist.
The Shoremen evened the game at 4-4 with 10:12 left in the second quarter when freshman midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, NY/Westhampton) scored unassisted. Dickinson re-took the lead when Menard scored on a helper from Matt Cherry with 7:34 remaining in the second. Up by a goal later in the second quarter, the Red Devils scored a pair of goals in a 79-second span to give the hosts a three-goal lead into halftime. With 1:25 left in the second, Jack O'Connor made it 6-4 when he scored in transition after he got the ground ball after a shot by senior midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) rang off the crossbar nine seconds prior. With six seconds left, Menard scored on a pass from Gleason to give Dickinson a three-goal halftime lead.
Washington opened the scoring in the third quarter with 9:42 left in the quarter when senior attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) netted an unassisted goal to cut the lead to 7-5. However Dickinson answered with four straight scores to take an 11-5 lead with 2:55 remaining in the third. Dickinson made it 8-5 only 40 seconds after Lewis' goal when Cannon scored unassisted. Will Scott increased Dickinson's lead to four goals at 9-5 with 5:27 remaining in the third and 41 seconds later White found Brett Parker to put the Red Devils ahead by five. White scored with 2:55 left in the third to give Dickinson a six-goal cushion at 11-5. Junior midfielder Kodie Englehart (Coronado, CA/Coronado) scored with 1:04 left in the third in transition to end the Dickinson four-goal run to cut the lead Red Devils' lead to 11-6. Cannon found Parker with 22 seconds left to cap the third quarter scoring to give the hosts a 12-6 lead heading into the fourth.
Dickinson outscored Washington 2-1 in the fourth to provide the final margin.
In addition to Cannon's three goals, Menard and White also scored three goals to lead all players. White added an assist for four points on the day. Parker scored twice for Dickinson. Carter Moore won a game-best 12 face-offs and led all participants with nine ground balls. In goal, Greg Hanley made 17 saves for the hosts.
Cord led the Washington attack with three points on two assists and one goal, while Looney netted a team-best two goals for the Shoremen. Junior long-stick midfielder Jonny Poe (Coronado, CA/Coronado) had three caused turnovers to lead all players. Trapp won a team-high nine face-offs and led the squad with six ground balls. In net, junior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River) stopped 17 Dickinson shots.
Dickinson held a 47-40 edge in shots and also held a 43-29 advantage in ground balls. The Red Devils held a slim 12-11 advantage at face-offs. The Red Devils were 24-for-26 in clears, while the Shoremen were 22-for-24 in clear chances.
Washington will now await word of an at-large bid into the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament. The selection show will be Sunday evening.
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