Rickels scores four in rally
YORK, Pa. – McDaniel rallied from an early 4-0 deficit for a 12-11 double overtime victory over York (Pa.) in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday.
DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) led the Green Terror (3-2) to consecutive wins for the first time in the early part of the season with four goals, including the game-winner midway through the second extra session.
Tyler Hutson paced the Spartans (2-2) with five goals.
Trailing 4-0, McDaniel took a timeout with 4:22 to play in the first quarter. Out of the break, the Green Terror won the faceoff and Rickels scored on the ensuing possession to start the rally.
B.J. Blaker finished a man-up tally in the final 10 seconds of the period to reestablish the four-goal advantage before McDaniel reeled off nine of the game's next 12 goals.
With 2:31 elapsed in the second quarter, Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) finished a solo run for his first collegiate point. He finished the day with three points on two goals and an assist.
Hutson pushed the lead back to three just 50 seconds later before Rickels and Jimmy Langton exchanged man-up tallies to make it a 7-4 game with 4:03 remaining in the first half.
A Duke-to-Yancheski connection and a Rickels-to-Duke hookup in the final minute closed the margin to one at the break.
Hutson started a third quarter of unassisted goals with 10:36 to play before McDaniel finished four straight solo runs.
Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) converted with 8:00 to play in the quarter.
Duke hit the back of the net with 3:26 on the clock and Dupras scored with just six second showing to give McDaniel a one-goal advantage.
Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) stretched the Green Terror's lead to two just 3:48 into the fourth quarter before two straight Hutson tallies evened the game once again.
A Rickels solo run put McDaniel back on top with 5:34 to play before Nick Bach forced overtime, scoring unassisted with 11 seconds on the clock.
The teams played through a scoreless first four-minute extra session before Rickels converted for the fourth time in the game with 2:06 showing in the second overtime.
York finished with a 46-32 advantage in shots while McDaniel held a slim 40-38 edge in ground balls.
Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) each won five faceoff for the Green Terror. Nelson Hannahs (Baldwin, Md./Fallston) finished with four caused turnovers while Nick Sicuranza (Sevens Valley, Pa./Dallastown) added three.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Eastern on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.