McDaniel evens record with 10-9 win

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

Green Terror downs Colorado College in western swing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) recorded two goals and an assist to lead McDaniel to a 10-9 win at Colorado College in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday.

William Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) added two goals apiece for the Green Terror (3-3), who staved off a late rally by the Tigers (2-1) to even its record entering conference play.

James Mauk paced the hosts with four goals.

Even at 3-all at the break, Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) and Clary finished solo runs in the first 3:39 of the third quarter to give McDaniel the lead for good.

Carson Christman pulled Colorado College within one with an unassisted marker with 7:48 to play in the period before Preston finished a Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) feed with 1:26 showing to push the lead back to two.

With just 12 seconds elapsed in the final period, Rickels made it 7-4.

The teams traded goals over the next nearly eight minutes before a Christman man-up tally made it 9-7 with 2:44 to play.

Moses Taylor pulled the Tigers within one just 16 seconds later before Rickels stretched the lead back to two a minute later.

Mauk tallied with 55 seconds showing to make it a one-goal game but McDaniel held on for its second straight win.

After nearly 13 minutes with no scoring, Preston got the Green Terror on the scoreboard with 2:05 to play in the first quarter.

Toby Cohen evened the game 28 seconds later off the first of three Christman assists.

DiBernarndo and Mauk traded tallied 19 seconds apart early in the second before Clary and Mauk traded goals to keep it even at the break.

Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) picked up four ground balls and won 11 of 22 faceoffs.

The Green Terror returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                                              1          2          3          4          -           F
McDaniel (3-3)                                                 1          2          3          4          -           10
Colorado College (2-1)                                       1          2          1          5          -           9

DJ Rickels 2, William Clary 2, Gibbs Preston 2, Nick DiBernardo, Matt Dean, Jed Barnes, Michael Young.
Colorado College: James Mauk 4, Carson Christman 2, Moses Taylor 2, Toby Cohen.

Dean, DiBernardo, Rickels.
Colorado College: Christman 3, Brendan Gangl, Zach Hoisington, Hunter Sprole.

Shots: M 29, C 27. Ground Balls: M 23, C 26. Goalies: M (Brad Motley – 11 saves, 9 GA), C (Brendan Haas – 7 saves, 10 GA). Extra-Man: M 0 of 3, C 3 of 4. Face-Offs: M 11, C 12. Clearing: M 11 of 14, C 12 of 12. Penalties: M 4 for 3:00, C 3 for 2:30.