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Darmody's three goals not enough as Colonels fall to Gophers 10-9

Darmody's three goals not enough as Colonels fall to Gophers 10-9

TOWSON, Md. - The Centre Men's Lacrosse team fell to Goucher, 10-9, in a hotly contested matchup on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss the Colonels fall to 3-2 on the year while the Gophers improve to 3-2.

The Colonels jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes of action. Freshman Jack Shannon (Palisades, N.Y.) got the scoring started at the ten-minute mark, recording his sixth goal of the season.

Just minutes later, fellow freshman Padraic Dermody (Louisville, Ky.) doubled Centre's lead just on a man up opportunity. Nic Malubay (Louisville, Ky.) assisted on the play.

Goucher matched Centre early, tying the game at two with just three minutes remaining in the quarter. Zephan Harnish and Matt Woodson both found the back of the net for the Gophers.

Dermody gave the Colonels the lead with under one minute remaining in the quarter, his second goal of the contest.

The back and forth action continued into the second quarter. The Gophers took back the lead on back to back goals from Grant Lasorda and Andrew Sade at the 13-minute mark.

Trailing 4-3, Dermody netted his second man up goal of the contest, tying the game at four. Nearly a minute later Malubay gave the Colonels a 5-4 lead. Dermody assisted on the play.

Goucher responded with back-to-back goals for a second time during the contest, taking back the lead just before the half.

The Colonles got back on track in the third quarter, tallying three straight goals and taking a commanding 8-6 lead. In the frame, Malubay recorded his first goal of the contest off of an Anthony DiMichele (Cincinnati, Ohio) assist. Freshman Henry Snow (San Antonio, Texas) and sophomore John Morrison (Franklin, Tenn.) also found the back of the net in the quarter.

The Gophers responded with fury, scoring two straight goals and tying the game eight with just under two minutes remaining in the third. Woodson continued his stellar day, notching his third goal of the contest. Tucker Corrigan also tallied a goal in the frame.

The Colonels and Gophers both exchanged goals in the final quarter of play. Sophomore Dominic Nayan (Memphis, Tenn.) tied the game at nine at the halfway point of the fourth. Four minutes later Goucher took the lead for good, courtesy of Andrew Sade.

In the defeat, Dermody led the Colonels with three goals, two assists, and two ground balls.

Senior Sam Long was magnificent in net, recording 18 saves on 44 shots faced.

The Colonels will return home next Satruday to face Carthage for a 1 p.m. ET tilt.