Bivons tallies two and three in victory
WESTMINSTER, Md. - McDaniel scored eight straight goals to turn a 7-1 deficit midway through the second quarter into a 9-7 lead late in the third quarter en route to a 13-11 Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse victory over Haverford on Saturday.
Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) led the Green Terror (4-6, 1-2 CC) with two goals and three assists. Timothy McNichol (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) and Patrick Serio (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) each added hat tricks in the victory.
Brandon Boccallari led the Fords (1-8, 0-3 CC) with four goals and two assists.
Trailing 7-1 on a Boccallari goal with 7:35 to play, Bivons found Sean Brett (Hamilton, N.J./Notre Dame) 56 seconds later to start the 8-0 run.
Brett returned the favor in a man-up situation with 4:33 on the clock before the same duo hooked up with four seconds on the clock to draw the hosts with 7-4 at the intermission.
Three straight Serio goals in a 1-minute, 24-second span knotted the game at 7-all with 8:30 showing in the third quarter.
A Troy Becker (Yardley, Pa./Notre Dame) solo run stretched the lead to 9-7 just 66 seconds later before Richard Greenberg broke an 18-minute, 5-second scoring drought to close the deficit to one.
Unassisted tallies from Brett and Weiss on either side of the quarter break pushed the lead to 11-8 before Bivons hit McNichol for a four-goal lead with 8:50 on the clock.
Goals from Boccallari and Chris Christiansen closed the deficit to 12-10 with 7:47 to play before McNichol and Jack Bodine traded goals 82 seconds apart for the final margin.
Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) found McNichol just 1:20 into the game before Haverford reeled off seven straight goals in a span of 16:20.
Boccallari and Tav Hafner scored 43 seconds apart to make it a 2-1 Ford lead before Bodine and Andrew Dalke had just nine seconds between goals for a 4-1 lead with 6:57 to play in the first quarter.
Boccallari and Christiansen pushed the lead to 6-1 before two minutes had elapsed in the second quarter.
McDaniel returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.