McDaniel Jumps to Big Lead, Eases by Farmingdale State

WESTMINSTER, Md. McDaniel jumped out to a 9-0 lead after the first quarter en route to a 15-8 victory over Farmingdale State in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Freshman Jason Lawrence (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and sophomore Sean Brett (Hamilton, N.J./Notre Dame) each registered a career-high four goals to pace the Green Terror (3-5), who also got three goals and two assists from Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) during the decisive first quarter.

Matthew Finn led the Rams (1-4) with four goals while Jason Opitz had two goals and two assists.

Bivons set the tone early, scoring unassisted 59 seconds into the game and then doubling the advantage off a Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) feed 1:18 later.

Ryan Weiss (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) found Zach Monzo (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) with 11:30 to play for a 3-0 lead.

Lawrence made it 4-0 at the 7:15 mark, finishing Monzo's first career assist.

Bivons found Lawrence for a 5-0 lead, starting a five-goal flurry in the period's final 3:29.

Bivons needed just eight seconds to score off a Patrick Serio (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) assist.

Two Brett goals, including a man-up tally with 36 seconds left, around a Lawrence tally capped the progam's most offensive quarter since tallying nine in the second period of a 24-5 win over Hood on Apr. 4, 2007.

A Clary-to-Lawrence man-up tally with 1:54 to play in the first half accounted for the lone second-quarter goal.

Tom Hartmann got Farmingdale on the board 1:33 into the second half before Ryan Corbett netted his first collegiate marker to make it a 10-2 game with 10:32 showing.

Pat Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) finished a solo run with 10:09 to play before Opitz hit the back of the net with a man-up goal with 5:49 showing.

Four straight McDaniel tallies, including two from Brett, stretched the lead to 15-3 with 12:25 to play in the fourth quarter.

Four straight Finn goals in an 8-minute, 48-second span made it a 15-7 game with 1:15 showing before Opitz converted the fourth Ram man-up tally with 47 seconds on the clock.

Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Merrick) won eight of the 12 faceoffs he took for the Green Terror, who won 15 of 26 as a team. Gillen, Ryan Hennessy (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) and Zac Bitzer (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks) had five ground balls each while Alex McCoy (Clarksville, Md./Atholton) caused five turnovers.

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

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Westminster, MD - McDaniel held a 10-0 lead at halftime en route to a 15-8 non-conference victory over Farmingdale State today. The Rams dropped to 1-4 on the season, while the Green Terror improved to 3-5.

McDaniel scored nine first period goals, including three by sophomore attack Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, MD) and added one in the second period to take a 10-0 advantage into halftime.

Farmingdale State opened the second half with goals by senior attack Tom Hartmann (West Babylon, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Ryan Corbett (Plainview, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 10-2. After a Green Terror goal, senior midfielder Jason Optiz (West Hempstead, N.Y.) scored off the feed from sophomore midfielder Bobby Thomas (Wantagh, N.Y.) with 5:49 remaining the in third period. McDaniel closed the period with a pair of goals to increase the lead to 13-3.

The Rams outscored McDaniel 5-2 in the final period but dropped the non-conference game 15-8.

Opitz scored two goals, had two assists and a team-high five ground balls, while Thomas added three assists for Farmingdale State.

The Green Terror were led by sophomore midfielder Sean Brett (Hamilton, N.J.) and freshman midfielder Jason Lawrence (Fallston, MD) who each had four goals, while Bivons had three goals and two assists.

Farmingdale State next will host Manhattanville in a non-conference game on Wednesday, March 20th at 4:00 p.m.


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