Dickinson, Salisbury and Ohio Wesleyan Advance in Dramatic Fashion


Dickinson's Nick Goles gets swarmed by teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime of the Red Devils' 10-9 win over Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament's third round.

Three nail-biters defined the third round of the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament.

The first came when Dickinson beat Washington & Lee 10-9, relying on overtime and a fourth-quarter comeback to book a spot in the elite eight against Salisbury. In both instances, Nick Goles was pivotal.

The sophomore attackman clawed one back after Dickinson trailed 8-7, paving the way for game-tying goal from Brodie Phillips. Then, with 3:35 in the overtime period, Goles scored coming out of a timeout to clinch it.

Goles has been on a tear as of late for Dickinson, with 11 goals and two assists in his last two games. He’s also registered a point in all but one game throughout the 2018 season, last held scoreless on April 11 against Gettysburg.

Salisbury, back-to-back NCAA champion, also produced a tight affair, topping Christopher Newport 12-11.

The Sea Gulls trailed 10-3 midway through the first quarter, then scored nine of the game’s final 10 goals. The eventual game-winner came from Garrett Reynolds with 2:31 to play. He was one of four Salisbury players to notch at least two goals, with Griffin Moroney bagging a hat trick.

Earlier this year, Salisbury and CNU also produced a one-goal affair, with the former coming out on top 6-5.

The last nail-biter came from NCAC rivals Denison and Ohio Wesleyan. The Battling Bishops won 11-10 after losing to the Big Red in their conference final 14-7 two weeks ago. Cole Jamieson scored the game-winner with 7:25 to play, his second strike of the game.

With the NCAA quarterfinals field set, early must-watch games are NESCAC foes Wesleyan and Tufts duking it out. York and RIT’s battle should also prove promising, as both squads have been constants in the top five all spring long.

Highlights from other Saturday games:

  • Wesleyan trailed Cabrini 5-3 midway through the third quarter, but used a six-goal run to pull away and eventually secure the 12-7 win. The NESCAC squad relied on hat tricks from Ronan Jacoby and Harry Stanton, while Carter Hawthorne added two goals and an assist to push his point total to 82.

  • Tufts closed out the first quarter up 7-2 over Ithaca, and never once looked back, cruising to an 18-11 win. Nick Shanks and Ben Connelly each chipped in four goals, but the Jumbos’ clear standout was goalie Mason Pollock with 19 saves.

  • Gettysburg set a program NCAA tournament record for goals, steamrolling Rhodes 22-9. A quartet of Bullets players – Jack Harvey, Michael McCormick, Andrew Garstka and Brian Kolen – each chipped in four goals.

  • York travelled to Amherst and escaped with a 13-11 win, but never led by more than three goals. Jake Hvazda was the Spartans’ difference-maker with two goals and four assists.

  • No. 1 RIT kept its undefeated season in tact, nearly doubling up Stevens 17-9. Aidan Milburn scored a season-high five goals, while Nate Farrell went 20-of-24 from the faceoff X.

Third-Round Scores

York 13, Amherst 11
Wesleyan 12, Cabrini 7
Tufts 18, Ithaca 11
Dickinson 10, Washington & Lee 9
Gettysburg 22, Rhodes 9
Salisbury 12, Christopher Newport 11
RIT 17, Stevens 9
Ohio Wesleyan 11, Dickinson 10

Quarterfinals – May 16

Wesleyan vs. Tufts
York vs. RIT
Dickinson vs. Salisbury
Gettysburg vs. Ohio Wesleyan

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