Whittier can’t fool McDaniel; Green Terror roll to 13-8 win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) and DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) each recorded three goals and an assist to lead McDaniel to a 13-8 victory over Whittier in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

            The Green Terror (7-2) built a 6-1 in the first quarter and cruised to a 6-1 record in its seven non-conference games this season.
            Daniel McQuade paced the Poets (5-7) with four goals.
            After Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and McQuade exchanged markers in the game’s first 4:13, McDaniel reeled off the game’s next five to build a five-goal lead.
            Hatton bookended the run with two of his three tallies.
            McQuade pulled the visitors within 6-2 just 21 seconds into the second period before Preston re-established the five-goal advantage 1 minute, 19 seconds later.
            Four straight Poet tallies, including back-to-back scores from Sean McCorroll trimmed the defict to 7-5 at the intermission.
            Rickels finished a Hatton feed nine seconds into the third quarter before a McQuade man-up goal made it an 8-6 game with 13:04 to play in the period.
            Four straight McDaniel goals pushed the lead to its largest at 12-6 with 7:06 remaining in the third quarter.
            Mike Neumyer and McQuade closed the margin to 12-8 with 5:56 to play but Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) set the final margin with an unassisted tally in the final minute.
            Dean added an 8-for-19 showing on faceoffs while Barnes was 4-for-5 at the X.
            McDaniel returns to action at Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          -           F
Whittier (5-7)                                             1          4          1          2          -           8
McDaniel (7-2)                                          6          1          5          1          -           13
Whittier: Daniel McQuade 4, Sean McCarroll 2, Anthony Lackey, Mike Neumyer.
McDaniel: Mike Hatton 3, DJ Rickels 3, Gibbs Preston 2, Matthew Daley 2, Evan Young, Matt Dean, Kyle Hadden.
Whittier: Lackey 5, Seth Mahler.
McDaniel: Bill Warner 2, Daley, Hatton, Preston, Rickels, Jed Barnes, Nicholas DiBernardo.
Shots: W 27, M 39. Ground Balls: W 26, M 32. Goalies: W (Ben Brown 60:00 – 13 saves, 13 GA); M (Kenny McHugh 60:00 – 10 saves, 8 GA). Extra-Man: W 2 of 5, M 0 of 7. Face-Offs: W 13, M 12. Clearing: W 16 of 19, M 21 of 24. Penalties: W 7 for 6:30, M 5 for 4:00