McDaniel Rallies with Five Straight to Edge Ursinus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. McDaniel scored five straight goals in the second half as the Green Terror (7-6, 3-3 Centennial) rallied to defeat Ursinus (5-7, 1-4 Centennial) 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in men's lacrosse play.

The Green Terror had trailed 5-1 with 11:48 left in the third quarter as junior attack Taylor Allen (Bayport, N.Y./Bayport) scored on an assist from freshman attack Mike Neal (Shelby Township, Mich./De La Salle).

Ursinus had capped a four-goal run with the tally from Allen.

The game-winning goal came from senior attack DJ Rickels with 5:40 left in the fourth on an assist from senior attack JS Duke. Duke tallied three assists in the game.

Ursinus had chances to score in the final minute, but, could not find the back of the cage.

Freshman attack Mark Stratton (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township) tallied two goals for Ursinus, with freshman attack Steve Smyrl (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) scoring a goal and adding two assists.

Individually, sophomore Shawn Caven (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) had five ground balls and was 9 for 14 on faceoffs.

Junior long stick midfielder Wytch Rigger (Decatur, Ga./Decatur) had three caused turnovers for Ursinus.

Junior goalkeeper T.J. Magnani (Bear, Del./St. Mark's) had nine saves in the loss.

Ursinus goes to Haverford Wednesday.

* * * *

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. McDaniel scored the final five goals of the game to defeat Ursinus 6-5 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday.

JS Duke (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) led the Green Terror (7-6, 3-3 CC) with a goal and three assists. Mark Stratton paced the Bears (5-7, 1-4 CC) with two goals.

Trailing 5-1 after Taylor Allen scored with 11:48 to play in the third quarter, Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) finished a solo run with 4:08 showing in the period.

Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) closed the deficit to 5-3 with an unassisted tally with 2:59 on the clock.

Duke found Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) with 12:45 to play in the fourth quarter before hitting Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) 16 seconds later to knot the game at 5-all.

With 5:40 to play, Duke, on a restart from behind the cage, found DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) on the left wing for the go-ahead goal and the defense withstood of flurry in the waning minutes for the team's third straight win.

Dylan Spangenburg finished a solo run with 12:43 to play in the first quarter to stake the hosts to a 1-0 lead before Duke finished off a Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) assists with 7:29 on the clock.

Steve Smyrl gave Ursinus a 2-1 lead with 2:30 remaining before Stratton scored both second-quarter goals for a 4-1 halftime advantage.

Brad Motley (Fallston, Md./Fallston) made eight saves in goal for McDaniel, which was outshot by a slim 35-33 edge.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against No. 17 Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 12:00 p.m.


Create a free lacrosse website