McDaniel Throttles Thomas in Non-Conference Play

BABSON PARK, Mass. DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) recorded four goals to lead McDaniel to a 22-1 victory over Thomas in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

Ben Yancheski (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and Peter Guastella (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) added three goals apiece for the Green Terror (3-3), who built an 11-1 lead over the game's first 22:30.

Jeffrey Morse scored the lone goal for the Terriers (0-3), who were outshot 45-8 in the contest.

Yancheski staked McDaniel to a 1-0 lead just 40 seconds into the game, finishing a feed from Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall).

Rickels finished a pair of solo runs around a Daniel Alderman (Sykesville, Md./Century)-to-Zach Woods (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's) tally to make it a 4-0 game with 7:40 to play in the first quarter. DiBernardo and Guestella scored 1:58 apart to account for a 6-0 first quarter.

Rickels, Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and Yancheski stretched the lead to 9-0 in the first 4:20 of the second period.

Morse broke up the shutout with a man-up goal at the 9:37 mark before Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) made reestablished the nine-goal lead with an unassisted marker just over two minutes later.

Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), who went a career-best 16 for 16 at the X, won the ensuing faceoff and found Warren Kraft (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Portledge School) eight seconds later for an 11-1 lead.

Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and Guastella tallied 46 seconds apart to make it a 13-1 game at the break.

A Yancheski man-up tally 14 seconds into the second half made it 14-1 before Andrew Mummert (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) scored the first of his two goals for a 15-1 lead with 12:57 showing in the period. Mummert added two assists on the day.

Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) finished a Joe Browning (Baldwin, Md./Archbishop Curley) feed before Rickels and Pat Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) rounded out the five-goal quarter. Guastella capped his first career hat trick 3:56 into the fourth period.

The Green Terror returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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Babson Park, Mass. Thomas College (0-3, 0-0 NAC) faced off against the Green Terror of McDaniel College (3-3) yesterday in a non-conference match up on the campus of Babson College. The Green Terror came out running on all pistons as they rolled pass the Terriers 22-1.

McDaniel was led by DJ Rickels' four goal performance, but the real story for the Green Terror was their play at the face off X; as they went 25 for 26 against the Terriers. Matt Dean led McDaniel's face off men with at perfect 16 for 16.

The Terriers were unable to get much offensive momentum but the ever improving Terriers notched their first extra man goal of the season when Jordan Marino found Jeffrey Morse in the second quarter for the Terriers lone goal on the afternoon.

Sophomore goal keeper Jesse Morkeski made 13 saves against 45 shots.

The Terriers will travel to Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. where they will meet up with Cazenovia College (0-2) for a neutral site match up at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Terriers will then be right back to work against Mt. St. Vincent (0-2) in Bronx, N.Y.


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