WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Sophomore Stephen Romano posted a hat trick, but No. 15 Dickinson broke open in its season-opener at the Shangraw Complex early in the fourth quarter with three goals in the first 3:13 en route to a 13-6 win.
Lycoming (0-1 overall) fell behind 3-0 in the early moments of the second quarter when junior Hank Runser got the Warriors on the board with an even strength goal on a dish from junior Ethan Payne. The Devils scored three more to answer, though, taking a 6-1 lead before Romano was assisted on his first goal by senior Kevin Pfister with 45 seconds left in the half.
The Devils struck two minutes into the second half to take a 7-2 lead, but the Warriors dominated the rest of the half, with Romano notching a goal with 8:10 left on a dish from senior Ryan O’Connor. Payne followed with a goal with 3:06 left in the third quarter and Romano scored a man-up goal with 13 seconds left in the quarter to bring the Warriors within a pair.
However, Nick Leon scored a pair of goals in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter and two more from Bobby Kingsley kept the game out of reach. Pfister scored the Warriors’ last tally with 7:14 left in the half.
Romano and Payne led the Warriors with three points each, as Romano notched three goals and Payne had a goal and two a ssists. O’Connor notched two assists and Pfister added one goal and an assist. Junior Tim Clemente led the team with six groundballs and junior Victor Marchetti added four groundballs and four caused turnovers.
Brian Cannon posted three goals and two assists to lead the Devils and Sam Greenburg also added three goals. Bobby Kingsley posted two goals and an assist and Brian Gleason and Matt Cherry each added two assists. Chip Murray led the team with eight groundballs.
Between the pipes, senior Alan Antinarelli posted seven saves and added four groundballs while Dickinson posted 38 shots on goal. Greg Hanley notched 12 saves in net for the Devils.