Ursinus Falls to McDaniel on Goal at 0:38

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. McDaniel sophomore attack DJ Rickels scored the game-winning goal with just 38 seconds left as the Green Terror (4-4, 1-1 Centennial) handed Ursinus (7-1, 3-1 Centennial) its first loss of the season in an 8-7 men's lacrosse matchup Saturday afternoon.

Ursinus, playing in its fourth straight one goal game, had two shots to tie it at the end of the game but both shots went wide.

Ursinus had fought back to tie the score three times, including a goal from sophomore midfielder Jeff Ocampo (Palm Coast, Fla./Mantanzas) with 9:46 left in the fourth period to make the score 7-all.

For the Bears, junior midfielder Pat Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) had two goals, while senior midfielder Tom Walsh (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) had three assists.

Rickels last goal of the game was his fourth of the contest, while junior midfielder Jed Barnes had two goals on the afternoon.

Ursinus held a 4-2 lead after one quarter of play, courtesy of two goals in the final 3:03. The first goal came from senior midfielder Eric Farris (Pottsgrove, Pa./Pottsgrove) off a senior attack Dan Monzo (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) assist at 3:03 to give Ursinus a 3-2 lead, followed by a goal from Gillen off of a Walsh assist at 2:21.

McDaniel responded with three straight goals, including an extra-man goal from Rickels with 8:16 left to put the Green Terror up 5-4. Ursinus tied the score at 5-all with seven minutes left on a goal by sophomore attack David Kraus (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) off of a Walsh assist. McDaniel took a 6-5 lead at intermission as sophomore attack JS Duke scored on a senior attack Gibbs Preston assist with 27 seconds left.

For Ursinus, sophomore midfielder Mike Bloom (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) was 5 for 7 on faceoffs, while senior defender Jake West (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern) picked up for groundballs. Freshman goalkeeper T. J. Magnani (Bear, Del./Saint Mark's) made nine saves in the loss.

For McDaniel, Rickels had five groundballs. Sophomore goalkeeper Brad Motley made five saves in the second half to get the win, as he played the final 30 minutes in relief of sophomore goalkeeper Ty Wittlesberger.

Ursinus will host Moravian on Thursday night.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) capped a four-goal day, tallying the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining to give McDaniel an 8-7 Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse victory at Ursinus on Saturday.

Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) added two goals and an assist for the Green Terror (4-4, 1-1 CC), who evened its conference record with conference's ninth one-goal victory in 14 games this season. Pat Gillen registered two goals to lead the Bears (7-1, 3-1 CC), who suffered their first defeat of the season.

Rickels gave the Green Terror a 7-6 lead with 5:33 to play in the third quarter off a Barnes feed before Jeff Ocampo evened the game with 9:46 to play. Rickels then recorded his team-leading 19th goal of the season for the game-winning tally.

William Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) gave McDaniel an early 1-0 lead, scoring unassisted 1:25 into the game. Goals from Gillen and Dan Monnzo gave the hosts a one-goal advantage with 10:14 to play in the period before Barnes evened the score at the 3:29 mark.

Just 26 seconds later, Eric Farris put Ursinus back on top by one before Gillen stretched the lead to two after one quarter. A Barnes tally 4:32 into the second quarter and back-to-back Rickels markers gave the Green Terror a 5-4 edge with 8:16 to play in the first half.

David Kraus tied the game at 5-all before JS Duke (Fort Washington, Md./Upper Dublin) scored the second McDaniel man-up goal for a 6-5 advantage with 27 seconds to play in the half. A Jake West marker 2:25 into the third quarter evened the game at 6-all.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Swarthmore on Saturday. Game time is 3:00 p.m.


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