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Rutherford tallies two and one

Max Rutherford  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Max Rutherford 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

FREDERICK, Md. – McDaniel jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 13:31 en route to a 5-1 win over Hood in non-conference men's soccer action on Wednesday.

Max Rutherford (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) scored two goals for the Green Terror (3-4) and also added an assist. Shane McCracken (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) added his team-leading eighth and ninth tallies of the year.

Ian McDonald tallied the lone goal for the Blazers (2-1-2), breaking up the shutout in the 29th minute.

Rutherford finished off an Andrew Hofmeister (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) throw-in 4:50 into the game.

Just 8:23 later, Rutherford crossed a ball that McCracken finished inside the near post to double the advantage.

Richard Forka (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy) converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute to make it a 3-0 game.

McDonald put back his own miss at the 28:35 mark to make it a 3-1 game at the break.

John LaRocca (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) played a long ball over the top in the 69th minute that Rutherford was able to strike to the far post for a 4-1 lead.

In the 76th minute, Edgar Escobar (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) played a thru ball to McCracken, who left-footed a ball to the back post for the final margin.

McDaniel finished with a 24-8 advantage in shots.

Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made three saves in his first 83:44 of action this season between the pipes.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.