Quick Start Helps McDaniel Defeat Muhlenberg

ALLENTOWN, Pa. DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) recorded five goals to lead McDaniel to an 11-6 victory over Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) added two goals and two assists for the Green Terror (6-5, 3-2 CC), who helped force a four-way tie for third place in the win column with three conference games to play. Brent Siebold led the Mules (4-6, 3-4 CC) with three goals.

A pair of Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall)-to-Rickels man-up tallies keyed a 3-0 first quarter. Kyle Hadden (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) recorded his first goal of the season to round out the first-period scoring.

William Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) stretched the lead to 4-0 just 2:23 into the second quarter before Alex Ardolino got Muhlenberg on the board midway through the period. Preston and Rickels stretched the lead to 6-1 at the break.

An Ari Jacobson unassisted tally 28 seconds into the third quarter pulled the hosts within 6-2 but back-to-back Rickels markers 54 seconds apart pushed the lead to 8-2 with 12:10 to play in the period.

Siebold notched a pair of goals before DiBernardo found the back of the net with two seconds to play in the third quarter for a 9-4 lead.

Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and Preston pushed the lead to 11-4 with 3:03 to paly before Siebold and Jack Reilly closed out the scoring.

Ty Wittelsberger (Parkton, Md./Hereford) made 13 saves in goal for the Green Terror.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 4:00 p.m.


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