Slow Start Bedevils Diplomats
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Dickinson raced out to 5-1 lead in the first quarter and settled in en route to a 10-4 Centennial Conference (CC) win over Franklin & Marshall in men’s lacrosse on Saturday.
Ted Sirvaitis put the Devils (5-4, 1-2 CC) on the board at the 12:58 mark, followed by a Derek Still tally off an assist from Casey Finkelstein with 6:47 to play in the first.
Mark Hild snuck one in at the 5:26 mark with the Diplomats’ (2-5, 0-2 CC) only point of the first half.
Still and first-year Sam Greenburg each tallied back-to-back goals to open the second quarter as the Devils pulled in front 9-1.
The third quarter belonged to the defense as each team found the net just once. The Diplomats tacked on two more in the fourth for the final of 10-4.
Still and Greenburg led the attack with three goals each on the day while Finkelstein added a goal and two assists.
Junior Al Golod anchored a strong defensive effort with a pair of caused turnovers and five ground balls. Pat Curley won 7-of-13 face-offs and controlled six GBs on the day.
Russell Matthews turned in another outstanding performance in the net, stopping 19 shots.
The Diplomats were solid on the face-offs early in the game, winning 6-of-7 in the first quarter behind the play of junior Sean Murphy. Murphy finished 8-of-13 on the day with four GBs.
Chris Marcozzi made a pair of saves in the first half while Danny Coffman came on to stop five in the second.