McDaniel downs Dickinson to keep hope alive

CARLISLE, Pa. – Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) recorded four goals to lead McDaniel to a 12-5 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse action on Friday.

            With the victory, the Green Terror (10-5, 4-4 CC) kept its CC playoff hopes alive. McDaniel needs Haverford to defeat Swarthmore on Saturday to earn the No. 4 seed in next weekend’s tournament.
            Casey Finkelstein tallied twice for the Red Devils (6-8, 2-6 CC), who evened the game at 1-all midway through the first period but allowed six straight Green Terror goals to fall in a 7-1 hole with 9:13 remaining in the second quarter.
            Preston started the run with a solo run at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter before DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) finished a Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) assist just 1:28 later.
            Preston and Rickels alternated goals, giving the visitors a 6-1 lead with 12:43 showing in the second period before Matthew Daley (Wilmington, Del./A.I. Dupont) broke up the Rickels-Preston show with a goal at the 9:13 mark.
            Sam Greensburg and Finkelstein pulled the hosts within 7-3 at the intermission before Daley started a four-goal flurry with 11:54 showing in the third quarter that stretched the lead to 11-3 with just over 20 minutes to play.
            Chris Dodson rounded out the third-quarter scoring before Daley and Finkelstein accounted for an even fourth.
            Daley and Rickels each scored three times for McDaniel.
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          -           F
McDaniel (10-5, 4-4 CC)                             4          3          4          1          -           12
Dickinson (6-8, 2-6 CC)                               1          2          1          1          -           5
McDaniel: Gibbs Preston 4, Matthew Daley 3, DJ Rickels 3, Mike Hatton, Evan Young.
Dickinson: Casey Finkelstein 2, Sam Greenburg, Chris Dodson, Ted Sirvaitis.
McDaniel: Hatton 2, Jed Barnes, Bill Warner
Dickinson: Greenburg, Oliver Thompson
Shots: M 37, D 31. Ground Balls: M 29, D 23. Goalies: M (Kenny McHugh 60:00 – 8 saves, 5 GA), D (Russell Matthews 58:15 – 8 saves, 12 GA; Alex Bubier 1:45 – 0 saves, 0 GA). Extra-Man: M 1 of 6, D 1 of 4. Face-Offs: M 8, D 10. Clearing: M 15 of 19, D 16 of 18. Penalties: M 4 for 4:00, D 6 for 5:30