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Conklin contributes on both ends

Joey Conklin (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Joey Conklin (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
No. 7 York (3-0) 14, McDaniel (0-2) 8
What: Non-conference men's lacrosse game
When:
Saturday, Feb. 23
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
York (Pa.) put together a 6-1 run in the second half to break open an 8-6 game and top McDaniel, 14-8.

THE LEADERS
Joey Conklin (Westminster, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror with a goal, two assists, two ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Jakob Katzen (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) made 17 saves in goal, playing 53 minutes between the pipes.
Micah Brooks (Woolford, Md./Cambridge South Dorchester) led the attack with four goals.

FOR THE FOES
• Thomas Pfeiffer led the Spartans with four goals and three assists.
• Brendan McGrath added four goals.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Micah Brooks took a feed from Jackson Reilly (Churchton, Md./Southern) and finished for a 1-0 lead just 2:04 into the game. Back-to-back goals from Thomas Pfeiffer four minutes apart turned the early one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead. Bard Casale finished Eric Ranck's second helper of the day with 3:32 to play in the opening quarter for a 3-1 lead.
• Brooks finished from the ground right in front of the goal to pull the hosts back within one with 13:37 remaining in the second quarter. Hunter Davis stretched the lead back to two just two minutes later before Bryce Brookhart (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) found the back of the net and Brooks finished from Joey Conklin for a man-up tally to tie the game at 4-all with 8:49 to play. Pfeiffer wasted no time, scoring just off the ensuing faceoff to put the Spartans back on top. Two McGrath goals around a Brooks tally gave the visitors a 7-5 halftime lead.
• After Casale and Nick DeLoriers (Abington, Md./John Carroll) traded goals in the first three minutes of the third quarter, Gunnar Reynolds started a three-goal run over a 1-minute, 33-second stretch for an 11-6 lead midway through the period. McGrath finished back-to-back goals from Pfeiffer.
• A Reynolds solo run stretched the lead to 12-6 with 11:23 to play before Noah Longest (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) finished from Reilly to momentarily halt the momentum. Noah Bruno and Pfeiffer, however, added goals to push the lead to 14-7 before Conklin found the back of the net on a bouncer in the final minute.

THE INSIDE STORY
• York finished the game with a 54-25 advantage in shots.
• The Spartans won 17 of 26 faceoffs.
Noah Longest tallied his first collegiate goal in the fourth quarter.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at Goucher on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.