McCracken tallies two

Shane McCracken  2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Shane McCracken 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - McDaniel took a 1-0 lead into the break before tacking on three in the second half to defeat King's 4-1 in non-conference men's soccer action on Friday.

Shane McCracken (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) led the Green Terror (1-0) with two goals.

Keegan Fees broke up the shutout for the Monarchs (0-1), scoring with 1:35 to play.

McCracken staked McDaniel a 1-0 lead, finishing a Max Rutherford (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) long through ball and placing a low shot inside the right post.

Edgar Escobar (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) doubled the advantage in the 54th minute.

Off a Luis Calderon (Silver Spring, Md./Bullis) one-touch cross, Rutherford pushed the lead to 3-0 with 14:55 to play before McCracken made it a two-goal day just 2:35 later.

Jack Pebole (Little Spring, N.J./Red Bank Regional) needed to just make one save in his debut, picking up the win.

The Green Terror returns to action on the second day of the Monarch/Royals Classic at Scranton on Saturday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.