April 15, 2009

McDaniel rallies for OT win at Franklin & Marshall

LANCASTER, Pa. – Matthew Daley (Wilmington, Del./A.I. Dupont) recorded a career-high four goals, including the game-winner just nine seconds into the first overtime to lead McDaniel to a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

            The Green Terror (9-4, 3-3 CC), who got a game-high five points from Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) on three goals and two assists, overcame a 9-6 deficit early in the fourth quarter for its third one-goal win of the season.
            Noah Wilkinsky led the Diplomats (3-8, 1-5 CC) with four goals.
            Out of a timeout, Daley completed his hat trick, finishing a Hatton helper with 9:58 to play to pull his team within 9-7.
            With 2:53 to play, Warner made it a one-goal game with an unassisted tally before Hatton evened the game 40 seconds later and forced the extra session before Daley won it.
            Jeff Ritter staked Franklin & Marshall to a 1-0 lead just 1:24 into the game before Hatton evened the game nearly a minute later.
            Wilkinskyfinished a Jay Ridinger feed with 2:54 to play in the first period before Ritter stretched the lead 3-1 with 33 seconds to play in the quarter.
            Daleyclosed the deficit to 3-2 13 seconds later before Bill Warner (Yardley, Pa./LaSalle) evened the game just 10 seconds later off a Hatton feed.
            Daley and Hatton each finished feeds from Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) in the second quarter to take a 5-3 lead into the break.
            Wilkinsky finished a solo run 1:13 into the third quarter before Kevin Kilpatrick knotted the game at 5-all just 2:19 later off a pass from Colin McKew.
            Preston once again gave the Green Terror a one-goal edge just over a minute later but Oliver scored unassisted with 4:02 to play in the third quarter to tie the game for the fourth time.
            Wilkinsky scored with 2:35 remaining in the third quarter and 1:04 into the fourth period to give Franklin & Marshall to an 8-6 lead.
            With 12:24 to play, Jake Gladstone stretched the lead to three.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Haverford on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.
 
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          OT       -     F
McDaniel (9-4, 3-3 CC)                             3          2          1          3          1          -     9
Franklin & Marshall (3-8, 1-5 CC)             3          0          4          2          0          -     9
 
Goals
McDaniel: Matthew Daley 4, Mike Hatton 3, Bill Warner 2, Gibbs Preston.
Franklin & Marshall: Noah Wilkinsky 4, Jeff Ritter 2, Sean Oliver, Kevin Kilpatrick, Jake Gladstone.
 
Assists
McDaniel: Preston 3, Hatton 2, DJ Rickels, Jed Barnes.
Franklin & Marshall: Colin McKew 2, Jay Ridinger.
 
Shots: M 26, F 29. Ground Balls: M 27, F 19. Goalies: M (Kenny McHugh 42:25 – 4 saves, 7 GA; Brad Motley 18:44 – 3 saves, 2 GA), F (Chris Marcozzi 61:09 – 6 saves, 10 GA). Extra-Man: M 1 of 3, F 0 of 5. Face-Offs: M 11, F 11. Clearing: M 13 of 15, F 12 of 16. Penalties: M 5 for 3:30, F 3 for 1:30
 
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