Men’s lax falls just short of upset
The Mules led, 10-8, after a man-up goal from freshman Jack Reilly with 11:24 to play. But the Red Devils scored the next four – the tying goal coming with 4:21 remaining and the go-ahead 56 seconds later – to stave off the upset, 12-10.
Muhlenberg stormed out of the gate against Dickinson (11-1, 4-1), scoring the first three goals of the game. Reilly found sophomore Alex Ardolino for a man-up goal 2:14 in, and senior Ari Jacobson found the back of the net 2:10 later.
Junior Brent Siebold scored another man-up goal, on a feed from sophomore Corey Aferiat, to make it 3-0. The Red Devils finally got on the board two minutes later, but senior Al Carpetto set Reilly up to make it 4-1.
It was all Dickinson the rest of the quarter, however, as it scored three goals in a 1:22 span – including two just six seconds apart, with the second coming after a faceoff win and sprint down field – to tie the game.
With the score tied at 6-6 late in the second quarter, senior Sean Delany scored his first goal of the season just under the four-minute mark to give the Mules a one-goal lead going into halftime.
Ardolino scored a quick one out of the break, and with Muhlenberg leading 8-7, junior Andy Curley, a defenseman, scored a remarkable goal, picking up a ground ball in his own end and racing the length of the field, where he buried his first career goal on his first career shot.
But Dickinson scored an important goal with 38.6 seconds left in the quarter, and then, after Reilly again made it a two-goal game, went on a 4-0 run to close it out.
Junior Mike Horowitz had yet another tremendous game in goal, stopping 15 shots. Sophomore Nick Rispoli won 8 of 16 faceoffs and picked up a team-high five ground balls. Curley caused two turnovers, including one on a huge hit near midfield in the fourth quarter.
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