Washington works overtime to down McDaniel, 9-8

WESTMINSTER, Pa. – Matt Moreton scored the first and last goal for No. 9 Washington (Md.), propelling his squad to a 9-8 overtime Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse victory at McDaniel on Saturday.

            Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) tallied two goals and two assists to pace the Green Terror (5-2, 0-1 CC), who played its third overtime in the last four outings.
            Doug Herdegen paced the Shoremen (7-1, 2-0 CC), who notched their eighth consecutive victory over McDaniel – the third by one during the span.
            Trailing 8-7 after Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) capped a four-goal Green Terror flurry with back-to-back solo runs, Herdegen completed his hat trick with 2:24 remaining in regulation.
            Despite controlling possession for the final 1:45, the Shoremen could not convert before the extra session.
            After McDaniel killed its fifth penalty of the game early in the first overtime period, Moreton lasered a shot from the left wing for the game-winner just 1:32 into the extra session.
            Bill Warner (Yardley, Pa./LaSalle) staked the Green Terror to a 1-0 lead 57 seconds into the game before Moreton evened the game 46 seconds later.
            At the 12-minute mark, Josh Perlow finished a Jimmy Kielek feed to give Washington a 2-1 lead.
            With 10:10 showing in the first period, Deane Mellor (Chadds Ford, Pa./Wilminton Friends School) converted a Preston assist to even the game once again.
            Back-to-back Herdegen tallies gave the Shoremen a 4-2 advantage after the first quarter before Kielek stretched the lead to three with 9:33 remaining in the second period.
            Just 26 seconds into the second half, Shane Kaski made it a four-goal lead before the Green Terror reeled off six of the game’s next seven tallies.
            Preston and Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) combined for markers 42 seconds apart.
            With 12:51 to play, Barnes found Preston before Preston returned the favor at the 11:27 mark.
            A Perlow man-up goal momentarily stretched the lead back to three with 7:13 to play before a DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) converted a man-up tally of his own in the final minute of the third quarter.
            Preston trimmed the deficit to one with 11:17 to play and Hatton knotted the game a minute later before Hatton made it an 8-7 lead with 6:57 on the clock.
            Washington finished with a 40-32 advantage in shots and Thayer Damm won 13 of 20 faceoffs.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          OT       -           F
No. 9 Washington (Md.) (7-1, 2-0 CC)      4          1          2          1          1          -           9
McDaniel (5-2, 0-1 CC)                             2          0          3          3          0          -           8
Washington: Doug Herdegen 3, Josh Perlow 2, Matt Moreton 2, Jimmy Kielek, Shane Kaski.
McDaniel: Gibbs Preston 2, Mike Hatton 2, Bill Warner, Jed Barnes, Deane Mellor, DJ Rickels.
Washington: Kielek 2, Pat Healy, Brendan O’Leary.
McDaniel: Preston 2, Barnes, Warner, Matt Mummert.
Shots: W 40, M 32. Ground Balls: W 26, M 23. Goalies: W (Gordon Cohen 61:32 – 10 saves, 8 GA); M (Kenny McHugh 61:32 – 10 saves, 9 GA). Extra-Man: W 1 of 6, M 2 of 3. Face-Offs: W 13, M 7. Clearing: W 12 of 13, M 16 of 22. Penalties: W 4 for 3:00, M 6 for 5:00.