McDaniel rallies for 9-8 win

Lines breaks deadlock to give Green Terror victory over 14th-ranked Catholic

WESMINSTER, Md. – Brittany Lines (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) tallied unassisted with 6:44 on the clock to break an 8-all deadlock and give McDaniel a 9-8 win over No. 14 Catholic in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Thursday.

Brittany Baer (Manchester, Md./Westminster) registered three goals, including the game-tying goal 6-minutes, 22-seconds earlier, to lead the Green Terror (6-1), who knocked off its second ranked opponent this season.

Kate Narzikul matched Baer with three goals to pace the Cardinals (1-5), who fell to 0-3 against Centennial Conference competition this season.

Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made two of her 14 saves for McDaniel after Lines’ marker and defense forced three of Catholic’s 25 turnovers in the waning minutes.

Narzikul finished a Mary Swarthout feed 18 seconds into the game to give Catholic a 1-0 lead.

Lindsay Davenport and Swarthout stretched the lead to 3-0 at the 7:37 mark before Baer broke up the shutout just over a minute later, finishing a Sarah Mintz (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) feed.

Katie Shields stretched the lead back to three at the 10:24 mark before Anna Beaudry (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) started a three-goal run to draw the Green Terror even with 12:44 to play in the first half.

Stephanie Serbun (Abington, Pa./Abington) and Alison Rose (Jessup, Md./Hammond) contributed during the stretch.

Narzikul and Christina Rogers stretched the lead to 6-4 before Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) made it a 6-5 game with 8:17 to play in the opening half.

Just 35 seconds into the second stanza, Narzikul once again made it a two-goal game but Baer and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) tallied 1:57 apart to even the game at 7-all.

Rogers once again gave the visitors the advantage at the 39:48 mark before Baer and Lines tallied for the McDaniel win.

Emma Ardolino (Freeland, Md./Hereford) led the Green Terror defense with six ground balls while Steph Nichols (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) picked up five ground balls and caused four turnovers.

The Green Terror opens the conference schedule at Ursinus on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -            F
No. 14 Catholic (1-5)                                    6            2            -            8
McDaniel (6-1)                                                5            4            -            9

Kate Narzikul 3, Christina Rogers 2, Mary Swarthout, Lindsay Davenport, Katie Shields.
Brittany Baer 3, Brittany Lines, Kelly Scheler, Paige Messersmith, Anna Beaudry, Stephanie Serbun, Alison Rose.

Swarthout 2, Laura Haring 2, Narzikul, Katie Buonpastore, Caroline Taltavull.
Scheler 2, Sarah Mintz.

Shots: C 28, M 25. Ground Balls: C 26, M 25. Goalies: C (Melissa Brashear – 12 saves, 9 GA), M (Leanne Hollinger – 14 saves, 8 GA). Caused Turnovers: C 10, M 14. Turnovers: C 25, M 23. Draw Controls: C 7, M 12. Free Position: C 1 of 3, M 3 of 7.