Men’s lacrosse falls to Dickinson

Despite several standout individual performances, the Swarthmore men’s lacrosse team never got going against Dickinson on Saturday, losing 14-5 in a game that was over early.

Three goals in the first six minutes, including back-to-back scores from Sam Abramson to open the game, put the 10th-ranked Red Devils (10-2, 4-1 in conference) up early. While the Garnet fought hard throughout, they never got any closer than that three goal-deficit.

Jonathan Molloy ’14, the team’s leading scorer, added two more to his season total before halftime, but it only brought the Garnet back to a 5-2 hole that would get a lot bigger in the second half.

In the third quarter, Dickinson scored four of the six goals to extend their lead to 9-4, with Steve Selverian ’13 and Max Hubbard ’12 finding the net for Swarthmore.

After John Bukawyn ’12 opened fourth-quarter scoring with a goal off an Ian Lukaszewicz ’15 assist, Dickinson crushed any hope of a comeback by reeling off five straight goals to end the game.

At goalkeeper, Michael Brockway ’14 went the distance, saving 10 shots out of 24 chances. Brockway’s counterpart, Dickinson’s Greg Hanley, had seven saves. Bukawyn and Michael Girardi ’13 also contributed assists, with Girardi causing three turnovers of his own.

Multiple scorers on the Red Devils included Abramson, Christian Beitel, Richard Craft, and Brian Cannon.

On Wednesday night, the Garnet looked to rebound from the Dickinson loss in their visit to conference rival Washington College. Swarthmore came into the game looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The Shoremen defeated Swarthmore 9-5.

Swarthmore plays their second-to-last game on Saturday afternoon when Haverford visits for the annual rivalry match-up. Swarthmore has not defeated Haverford since the 2004 season.

The start time is slated for 1 p.m.

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