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Furman Athletics | April 13, 2014

Furman scores first program win by beating VMI in double overtime

  Six different players scored goals for Furman.

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Graham Dabbs scored five goals, including the game-winner 56 seconds into the second overtime, and the Paladins grabbed their first win in program history, a 13-12 decision, at VMI. With the win, Furman moved to 1-10 on the season and 1-2 in the Atlantic Sun, while VMI fell to 1-11 and 0-4 in conference play.

Dabbs lead the Paladins with five goals, two assists and two ground balls. Clay Adams and Kenny Meinseneach added two goals, while Zach Coker added a goal and three assists. Jake Gavin recorded seven saves andHil Blaze was 25-31 on faceoff opportunities. The Paladins out-shot the Keydets 40-28 and recorded 32 ground balls.

VMI jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before Graham Dabbs netted his first goal of the day to tie the game at one. The Keydets then scored two unanswered to take a 3-1 lead into the second quarter.

Kenny Menisen grabbed his 16th goal of the season with 11:45 remaining in the second quarter to cut the VMI lead to 3-2. VMI then scored four-straight goals to take a 7-2 lead, before Mark Cohen scored his first goal of the season to cut the Keydet lead to 7-3 heading into halftime.

The Paladins opened the second half on a tear, scoring four-consecutive goals to tie the game at seven with 6:31 remaining in the quarter. VMI then used a man-up goal by Mickey Hofmeister to take an 8-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

The teams traded goals early in the fourth quarter, until VMI took a 10-8 lead with 9:48 remaining. The Paladins would not go down quietly, however, as back-to-back goals from Adams and Dabbs tied the game at 10 with 8:01 remaining. VMI scored back-to-back goals to take a 12-10 lead with 4:44 remaining, but back-to-back goals from Dabbs and Ralph D'Agostino sent the game to overtime.

With 3:04 remaining in the second overtime period, Graham Dabbs scored on an assist from Zach Coker to give the Paladins the 13-12 historical victory.

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