McDaniel rally falls just short

DJ Rickels © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
DJ Rickels © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Mary Washington uses seven-goal second quarter to key 10-9 win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Mark Bowler scored three goals to lead Mary Washington to a 10-9 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) scored four goals for the Green Terror (1-3), including three in a 7-0 second half.

Kohl Meyer and Ryan Motyka netted two goals apiece for the Eagles (2-3), who used a seven-goal run in the second quarter to build a 10-2 halftime advantage.

In addition to the 7-0 advantage in goals during the second half, McDaniel also outshot Mary Washington 32-1 over the final 30 minutes but the rally fell just short.

Clinging to a 3-2 lead after Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) tallied with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter, Meyer converted the Eagles’ lone man-up opportunity 1:17 into the second period.

Bowler stretched the lead to 5-2 with 9:06 to play in the quarter before taking the ensuing faceoff straight to goal eight seconds later.

Seven seconds later, Motyka took the next faceoff to goal to cap a three-goal flurry in 15 seconds.

Harry Snyder stretched the lead to 8-2 off a Meyer feed with 4:37 on the clock before Bowler made it 9-2 with 1:14 showing.

Sean Dacey needed 14 seconds to pick up the ground ball off the next faceoff and find the back of the net for an eight-goal lead at the break.

Nicholas DiBernard (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) finished a Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) feed midway through the third quarter before William Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) trimmed the deficit to 10-4 with 1:07 to play in the period.

A DiBernardo man-up goal from Preston with 9:29 to play sparked a five-goal fourth quarter that included three Rickels man-up tallies.

Zach Woods (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul’s) finished the final of Preston’s three assists with 8:52 on the clock before Rickels scored from the same spot on the field three times in the final 5:38.

The first two came off Kyle Hadden (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) passes before the final came off a TJ Willoughby (Sykesville, Md./Century) feed with 51.8 seconds showing.

Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) won his sixth and final faceoff before the Green Terror called timeout with 39.8 seconds to play.

After a second McDaniel timeout with 10.7 seconds on the clock, the offense got off a shot but Matt Prin made his 15th save of the contest to preserve the win.

Motyka set the tone early, winning the game’s first faceoff and taking it straight to the cage for a 1-0 lead eight seconds into the game.

Johnny Hink stretched the lead to 2-0 off a Motyka pass before Rickels trimmed the deficit in half with 6:54 to play in the first quarter.

Meyer extended the lead back to two 1:32 later.

McDaniel returns to action at home against New England College on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            3            4            -            F
Mary Washington (2-3)                        3            7            0            0            -            10
McDaniel (1-3)                                    2            0            2            5            -            9

Mary Washington:
Mark Bowler 3, Kohl Meyer 2, Ryan Motyka 2, Harry Snyder, Sean Dacey, Johnny Hink.
DJ Rickels 4, Nicholas DiBernardo 2, Gibbs Preston, William Clary, Zach Woods.

Mary Washington:
Meyer, Motyka, Kyle Johnson.
Preston 3, Kyle Hadden 2, Jed Barnes, TJ Willoughby, Michael Woglom.

Shots: MW 14, Mc 47. Ground Balls: MW 35, Mc 48. Goalies: MW (Matt Prin – 15 saves, 9 GA), Mc (Brad Motley – 2 saves, 10 GA. 30:00; Ty Wittelsberger 0 saves, 0 GA, 30:00). Extra-Man: MW 1 of 1, Mc 4 of 8. Face-Offs: MW 11, Mc 12. Clearing: MW 10 of 24, Mc 12 of 14. Penalties: MW 9 for 6:30, Mc 1 for 1:00.