Red Devils Start Strong to Take Down Swarthmore 9-3
(Swarthmore, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's lacrosse team climbed back into the win column with a 9-3 decision at Swarthmore College on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils scored the first four goals of the game to take a 4-1 advantage into halftime. Loyola Blakefield alums, Tyler Llewellyn (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) and Brian Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola Blakefield) put the Devils on the board in the first quarter.
Gleason fed Cannon for a 3-0 advantage, with 11:54 remaining in the second period. Cannon then dished out an assist to Kobi Frankel (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), at the 9:40 mark.
Jonathan Malloy capitalized on a Dickinson penalty to put an extra-man goal on the board, with 3:23 to play in the first half.
The Red Devils answered with a man-up goal to open the third quarter. Colin Farrell (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern) finished an assist from Gleason at the 13:29 mark.
That triggered a four-goal run for the Devils to stretch the margin to 8-1, with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter. Parker found Greg Shildkrout (Dresher, Pa./Germantown Academy) before Frankel and Llewellyn tallied unassisted markers.
Ian Lukasqewicz closed out the third with a goal for the Garnet to make the score 8-2. Molloy struck again, early in the fourth quarter. Will Scott (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) found Reid Barger (Baldwin, Md./Gilman) on a man-up opportunity to close out the scoring.
Gleason finished with three assist while Cannon scored twice and tallied one helper. Senior Carter Moore (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) won 8-of-12 face-offs and controlled seven ground balls.
Senior Draper Donley (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul's) caused three turnovers and picked-up four GBs on the day. Sophomore Nick Baxter (Boxford, Mass./Governor's) made 16 saves, including seven in the third quarter.
The Red Devils improve to 7-6 overall and 4-2 in the Centennial Conference. They return home to face Muhlenberg College on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.